57 Healthy Pre-Workout Snacks
hat’s the one thing instructors always have before tapping it back? 57 rockstars shared exactly what they eat or drink pre-workout.
Fage 0% Greek Yogurt with fresh strawberries.
90 minutes before class, I have a mashed sweet potato (no skin) with real grass fed butter, walnuts and cinnamon.
I’m all about homemade oats. A little bit of fruit and coconut flakes and I'm set!
I teach a lot of mornings, so my morning routine isn't complete without a banana, a bottle of h2o and a cup of green tea. I made the switch from coffee to green tea (on workdays) this summer because I was getting midday headaches, and I see a big difference. There is something about green tea that just makes me feel fresher in the morning, and the headaches are now a thing of the past. Don't get me wrong, though: I definitely still enjoy a nice cup of joe on my days off!
I have a smartwater, a banana and steel-cut oatmeal in the morning.
I've been getting really into overnight oats for my morning classes: Coconut milk, oats, banana, chia seeds and cinnamon. I usually mix in a mason jar. Let sit overnight, and if I don't eat the whole thing before class, I save the rest to devour right after!
Fresh coconut water.
I eat a banana about 15 to 20 minutes before all of my morning classes.
A Quest bar or a banana and whey protein!
Banana and a Lara bar, or oatmeal with spoonful of peanut butter and coffee!
I always drink a lot of water before class and have a coconut water to replenish post-class!
I always have oatmeal at some point in my day before teaching, usually with a whole banana, handful of blueberries and almond milk. Works great as overnight oats to be ready for early classes, or as a hot breakfast when I have a bit more time in the morning.
WATER! Say what you want but it works every time.
I always eat a meal or snack from FitFuelPrep.com because they are delivered to your doorstep, healthy, and delicious.
I always make a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread with a little peanut butter and sugar free fig jelly. Afterward I have a Greek yogurt (preferably Siggy's vanilla) and a protein shake with water.
I always have BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) in my water! My current favorite brand is Tri-Pep Watermelon flavor.
BEA DEL ROSARIO
Before riding/teaching: I make sure to have heathy carbs at least a half hour before such as an apple or fruit. I really like a sweet green juice!
GATORADE: Frost blue. Ask anybody in Boston, I always have one with me.
A banana with peanut butter. Or an apple with peanut butter. Or, let's be honest.. peanut butter by itself, because duh.
Ultima packet for electrolytes and a chocolate fudge Think Thin bar satisfies and gives me the energy I need.
Black coffee for the AMs, especially if it's still dark outside.
Iced green tea. It gives me just enough of that energy boost without the acidity of coffee.
I have a sensitive stomach so I don’t typically eat super-close to class unless it’s a banana. I always drink Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water after SOUL.
In the morning I usually get a banana, almond butter and protein smoothie to refuel post-class. I go out often after my night classes, so I try to eat a small snack immediately following class and grab some salmon or chicken at dinner a couple hours later. In all honesty, I eat what my body tells me. Sometimes, my bod wants red meat, sometimes it’s fish… sometimes it wants a ton of veggies! I just do as it says!
Most of my classes are rooster or early morning classes, so I usually eat a banana or a tablespoon of peanut butter before class. That's just enough to make me feel satisfied that early in the morning. And of course, coffee!
Before: Banana with almond butter, and after: Fage Greek yogurt!
I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS have an iced coffee with two shots of espresso. Then I chug a bottle a water before and after class! Buzzz!
Water and a coffee. I teach morning classes... each is vital.
Emergen-C is a great vitamin C boost in my smartwater water during flu season.
Banana and water!
I always drink a bottle of water before class! Hydration is so important!
I love my pre-workout drink... Concord Grape essential Amino Energy.
I often but not always go for a banana and a hard boiled egg. Protein and potassium!
I generally teach in the mornings, so often times I will have a piece of toast with cottage cheese.
I drink Advocare Spark energy drink pre-class and usually two bottles of water.
If it’s not a Rooster Class, I will have a giant banana and date smoothie with cacao and coconut water. I love sprinkling dried mangos in it for the crunch!
At least an hour before I get on the podium I have to consume a bottle of water and a fatty, carb-o-rific snack like a banana with PB or a bag of mixed nuts (the kind with M&M's — no shame)
Water on water.
I always have a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice and whole wheat toast with peanut butter and sliced banana.
BCAAs before and or during class to help prevent any muscle breakdown... And cause it tastes like kook aid. YUM!
I ALWAYS eat a banana with a little bit of peanut butter smeared along the top before teaching a class. It just gives me the right amount of everything and it's two of my favorite foods.
Coconut water and Starbucks.
Before riding I always have my BCAAs, which help by slowing down the breakdown of the muscle during riding or even my everyday training. When finished with the sweat session, I immediately ingest as much protein as possible, as well as a leafy green.
I always eat yogurt, Siggi's to be exact, and a banana before teaching or riding!
I always keep it light with either a Kind Bar or an apple with some honey roasted peanut butter.
For Roosters: Coffee and half an english muffin with a sunny side up egg (new thing is putting BBQ sauce on the muffin so the egg goes on top .. yum!). For regular classes, just making sure I eat something is important, whether it’s a Clif Bar or a full lunch/dinner. Drinking water before I ride is essential… when I ride on an empty tummy, I feel weak and not as strong.
At least half of my bottle of smartwater.
Essential Amino Energy in grape and a banana
COFFEE. I need my coffee before I teach.
A double shot of espresso and/or a Ginger Fireball from Juice Press when I need an extra kick.
Ice water with fresh mint and lemon and FAGE Total 0% Strawberry Greek Yogurt.
WATER! It is so important to hydrate before (during and after) class. Your muscles will thank you.
I don't always like to eat a ton before class, but if I'm hungry when I wake up for a 6:00 AM rooster or if I need a snack, I always go for a banana and if I'm feeling super adventurous, I'll add some almond or peanut butter. In the mornings, I always do coffee and before afternoon classes I usually do hot green tea with honey, so I can get a little caffeine boost, but can still fall asleep at night!
JULIE ANNE QUAY
Before riding I have a full bottle of ROOM TEMP WATER.
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