One of my favourite pre / post workout snacks as it provides me with both the carbohydrates and protein needed to aid recovery after a heavy weights session and also supports and promotes the growth of new muscle fiber.
Simply add 2 tablespoons of you favourite nut butter (almond, cashew or peanut) to a sliced banana and top with either crushed nuts or desiccated coconut (or some chocolate drops if you’re feeling naughty) and enjoy!
If you eat half a medium banana (53 calories) with one tablespoon of peanut butter (95 calories), it only offers 4.6 grams of protein. That’s not much if you’re looking to fuel your muscles after an intense workout. A quick and easy way to increase the protein to 13.6 grams, and it’s only 158 calories is to mix your butter with 1/2oz of your favourite protein powder.

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