"𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘿𝙤 𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝘽𝙀𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙀 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘼𝙁𝙏𝙀𝙍 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠-𝙤𝙪𝙩?" is a common question I get.
How you fuel yourself is key to achieve your goals! It also depends on the type of exercise.
Here are a few tips + a yummy recipe!
- Eat a meal 2 - 3 hrs before – leaving enough time for digestion and nutrient absorption.
- Eat Carbs that slowly release their energy including sweet potato, porridge, chickpeas, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, beans.
- Pre-workout snacks (0-60 mins before): fresh fruits (e.g. banana just before!!), smoothie/ protein shake containing carbs & proteins, energy balls, home-made energy bars, mini oatmeal, mini-meal with little fat.
- Protein in pre-workout snacks helps to stabilise blood sugars.
- Timings must be practised: Eating too close to exercise can produce stomach cramps, nausea, food fermentation & gas or just a heaviness feeling. Eating too far from exercise can result in hypoglycaemia.
SWEET POTATO PROTEIN BALLS RECIPEGreat Pre-WorkOut Snack!
- 5 scoops of Nuzest protein powder (vanilla or rich chocolate flavour) - use code OXY10 on the blue link for a 10% OFF as often as you want.
- 125g of cooked sweet potato
- 100g of oats
- 50g of cooked quinoa
- 25g of pumpkin & sunflower seeds
Step 1: Mash or cut the sweet potato(s) in smaller pieces and add to the food processor with the quinoa. Blend together.
Step 2: Stir the quinoa, oats, protein powder +seeds into your mashed sweet potato rod or a thick dough.
Step 3: If the mixture is too dry, try adding a spoonful of vegan milk. If too runny, add a tiny bit more protein powder and oats.
Place the mixture in the fridge for ten minutes.
Step 4: Using clean hands, roll the mixture into bite size balls !
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