At the end of every exercise class I teach, I suggest having something to eat… and I’m often asked what is best to eat. I will never (NEVER!) recommend anything, but I will make a gentle suggestion. It’s what works for me and it might work for you too. If not, try something else.
Here is my latest post-exercise snack:
Whizz two bananas, chopped into chunks and frozen, in a food processor. Keep whizzing until it resembles ice cream (it might take a few minutes). Transfer into a big bowl and add all other ingredients and mix.
Other ingredients can include all or any of these, in varying amounts (I favour the ‘chuck it in’ approach):
- Cocoa powder or chocolate spread
- Nut butter or peanut butter
- Chopped nuts
- Splash of cream or coconut milk
- Chopped dates or other dried fruit (miss out if you want less sugar)
- Fresh fruit, chopped
- Pinch of salt flakes if not using fresh fruit
I usually transfer dollops of it into Gu pudding pots and put them in the freezer. Take them out a few minutes before you eat them to allow them to soften a bit.
I don’t need much – just a couple of spoonfuls of the mix – and it seems to work well for me.
What do you eat after exercise?
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