6 Easy post-workout recipes
Homemade yogurt and fruit: When your post-workout snack doubles as breakfast, go with yogurt topped with fresh fruit. Make a batch of homemade yogurt on the weekend and store it in the refrigerator next to a variety of fresh chopped fruit, and you’re ready to build your favorite flavor combos each day. We love vanilla yogurt topped with mixed berries or chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Feeling adventuresome? Make yogurt from a2 Milk® Chocolate 2% Reduced Fat and serve it with strawberries and chia seeds on top.
Spring veggies and chickpea hummus: Get your crunch on with your own little crudité platter after you exercise. A variety of carrots, bell peppers, pea pods, celery, radishes, grape tomatoes, and cauliflower florets are perfect for dunking in hummus. You can mix up this post-workout snack by experimenting with various flavors of hummus and noshing on whatever veggies are in-season. If you’re a gardener, plant an extra row of your favorite snacking veggies, so you never run low on healthy nibbles.
Refreshing protein smoothies: If you’re on the go, keep your snack simple and drinkable. You can easily prepare a milk-based protein smoothie before you get your sweat on, and store it a thermos in the refrigerator until it’s time to enjoy it. For a tart-meets-sweet creation, try this Grapefruit ginger smoothie made with a2 Milk®. If you want to up your greens intake, the Matcha green tea smoothie with banana & honey is a winner.
Crunchy, chewy trail mix: Make a big batch of snackable dried fruits and nuts to boost protein and carb levels after you exercise. Try a combo of walnut halves, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, roasted almonds, raw cashews and dried mangos. This trail mix can also be sprinkled on the homemade yogurt mentioned earlier for a double-dose of protein goodness.
Colorful fruit smoothie bowl: This chilled snack, or light breakfast, will help cool you down after your latest sweat sesh. Our healthy summer berry smoothie bowl features six healthy fruits, a2 Milk® and oats to keep you feeling full and nourished. Put all the ingredients into a blender, puree until smooth, pour and enjoy. Snacking couldn’t be any easier.
A Tall glass of chocolate milk: Short on time? Reach for the carton of a2 Milk® Chocolate 2% Reduced Fat and enjoy! Sipping on chocolate milk after a workout is a great way to nourish your body and tickle your taste buds with the delicious flavor of chocolate. It’s our go-to for after dinner workouts when we’re craving a little something sweet in the evenings.