The Best Post Workout Snacks

FOOD  |  July 07, 2017
  • 1. Eggs
    1 / 7 1. Eggs

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    Low in calories and high in protein, eggs are definitely one of the top picks for a post workout snack. Plus, they are packed with vitamins, making them highly nutritious. Have them anyway you like, whether it’s poached, scrambled, or hard-boiled. Don’t eat them excessively though, because they are pretty high in cholesterol.

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  • 2. Banana
    2 / 7 2. Banana


    Packed with potassium, bananas effectively help with muscle recovery. They are also high in carbohydrates, which helps to replenish muscle glycogen (the energy source for your muscles during a workout). Have a peanut butter and banana toast for a delicious post workout snack.

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  • 3. Chocolate milk
    3 / 7 3. Chocolate milk

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    Skip the sports drinks and grab a carton of non-fat chocolate milk instead. It’s high in carbohydrates and protein, which is great for post-workout recovery. It’ll help replenish your tired muscles efficiently.

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  • 4. Whole grains
    4 / 7 4. Whole grains

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    Grab some whole wheat bread, multi-grain cereal or quinoa after your workout. Carbohydrates are your muscles’ main source of fuel, and whole grains will definitely help to replenish them. Plus, they are high in protein too.

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  • 5. Coconut water
    5 / 7 5. Coconut water

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    Rich in potassium and electrolytes, coconut water hydrates and replenishes more effectively than your regular sports drink. It’s also high in sodium, which your body loses a lot of when you sweat.

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  • 6. Spinach
    6 / 7 6. Spinach

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    One of the best greens to eat after a heart-pumping workout, spinach is rich in potassium and iron. Eat it as a salad or even blend it into a refreshing smoothie.

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  • 7. Turkey
    7 / 7 7. Turkey

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    Turkey is a great source of protein and is low in fat, making it the perfect post-workout snack! It’s a great addition to your sandwich or salad.

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