Power Snacks: Healthy Recipes for Maximum Strength
Eating fresh and healthy food on the go can be a difficult task - especially with a fast food joint on every corner.
Finding snack foods to bring with you wherever you go can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep you on track - eating clean and fresh food all day long.
Snack recipes can also be difficult to make and very time consuming. That's why we have created simple and convenient snack recipes for all weight loss and muscle building goals.
Skip the fast food joint and get ready for some easy and healthy snacks you can toss into your bag and take anywhere you go.
Don’t you wish there was a better alternative to bringing whey protein mixes with you everywhere you go? After all, spilling a protein shake in your bag can be an easy way to ruin your day.
Protein bars to the rescue!
Protein bars are a great way to feel full and increase your protein intake - and a diet high in protein has even been shown to promote weight loss.
For a healthy and low calorie alternative you can swap a protein bar for any of the high fat street meat you usually grab for lunch. Perfectly used as a great meal replacement and wonderful recovery tool after long and exhaustive exercise.
For a simple and easy to pack on the go alternative to protein shakes take a look at our yummy protein bars.
|ALMOND DELICACY||2 scoops WHEY protein isolate, 2 Tbsp. coconut flour, 1/2 cup creamy almond butter, 4 Tbsp. coconut oil, 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup||Calories: 138, Protein: 7 grams, Carbs: 6 grams, Fat: 11 grams|
|ROCKY ROAD||1/4 cup WHEY protein isolate, 2 Tbsp. VitaFiber syrup, 1 Tbsp. crushed walnuts, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 Tbsp. mini marshmallows||Calories: 246,Protein: 29 grams, Carbs: 38 grams, Fat: 6 grams|
|COOKIES AND CREAM||3/4 cup coconut butter, softened, 1 1/2 Tbsp. cashew butter, 2 Tbsp. pure honey, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 scoops WHEY vanilla protein isolate, 3 Tbsp. dark chocolate chunks||Calories: 273, Protein: 9 grams, Carbs: 17 grams, Fat: 15 grams|
You can never go wrong with a trail mix. They're the perfect snack for any occasion - hiking, post-workout, on the road - you can really use them as a great snack and meal replacement anytime.
Benefits of Trail Mix
- Easy to make
- High in calories
- High in protein and unsaturated fats
- Easy to take wherever you go
Depending on your goals and lifestyle you can create trail mixes for any situation. Needs a great pre-workout, load a high calorie trail mix with dried fruits. Want a trail mix to snack on the road, cashews and almonds will take you there.
Very versatile and super tasty - checkout our best Trail Mixes
|RUNNERS MIX||Dates, Prunes, Almonds, Pineapple, Sunflower seeds, M&Ms||Moderate, Over 300/serving|
|POWERLIFTERS MIX||Pistachios, Cashews, Soybeans, Peanuts, Yoghurt Raisins, Apricots||High, Over 500/serving|
|TRAVELERS MIX||Almonds, Peanuts, Cranberries, Granola, Dried Apple, Dried Banana||Moderate, Over 300/serving|
|ANABOLIC STRENGTH MIX||Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Pistachios, Pineapple, Raisins, Chocolate Chips||High, Over 500/serving|
|METABOLIC BOOSTER||Dried Cranberry, Dried Grape, Dried Peach, Prune, Almonds, Granola||Low, Under 300/serving|
More important than a meal replacement is ensuring that the food you are eating on a daily basis are healthy and full of nutrients you need to grow stronger and perform at your best.
There are a host of snacks that are claimed to be healthy, but can contain high amounts of processed sugars and salt - which can be counterproductive to your goals of losing weight and building muscle.
Here is a list of the healthiest snacks and small meals you can use to boost strength, weight loss and overall vitality.
One of the most overlooked aspects to any great nutrition plan. Not only is fruit a very good source of carbohydrates, they’re also loaded with fibre and micronutrients - both of which have been shown to be very effective for weight loss.
Benefits of Fruit
- High fibre, great for weight loss
- High micronutrient values
- Easy to take wherever you go
- Low cost
Here are our Favorite picks for the best of the best:
Perfect post workout snack - packed with carbohydrates and potassium to assist in recovery and relaxation of muscle.
- Apples (Fuji, Cripps Pink)
Super high in fibre and ultra tasty, these apples will go with any weight loss goal and can even help promote energy and vitality through the day.
- Pear and Watermelon
Perfect snacking foods or pre-workout fruit - packed with naturally occurring fructose and lycopene - great for the prevention of heart disease and cancer.
The bodybuilders best chance at high calorie, energy dense food in the morning. Morning oats are a simple combination of all your favorite ingredients in one protein packed, easy to assemble recipe.
Simply pack all the ingredients into a jar or container and leave it in your fridge overnight - the result is a simple, on the go food you can take anywhere.
Here Are Our Favorite Morning Oat Recipes
|PROTEIN POWER||Instant Oats, ½ cup Milk, ½ cup water, Whey protein, Peanut Butter, Strawberries, Blueberries||Moderate, Over 300/serving|
|VEGAN OATS||Instant Oats, ½ cup Almond Milk, ½ cup water, Hemp Hearts, Chia Seeds, Blueberries, Walnuts||Low, under 300/serving|
|METABOLIC OAT MIX||Instant Oats, ½ cup skim Milk, ½ cup water, Sliced almonds, Granola, Spirulina powder, Prunes, Dates||Moderate, Over 300/serving|
Snacking For Success
One of the main reason why some bodybuilders and strength athletes fail is because they do not provide their body with a consistent amount of nutrients throughout the day.
Yes, fasting can be a great way to improve body composition and lose weight, but if your goals are oriented toward strength and size you need to be providing the body with energy every 2-3 hours - it cannot go hungry.
Utilizing healthy snacks in the form of protein bars, fruit, trail mixes and even morning oats can be one of the best ways pack on some serious muscle - and enjoy some fresh, homemade foods.
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