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.
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.