Energy boosting lean snack recipes

Energy boosting lean snack recipes

Gearing up for a tough workout? Let an energy-boosting lean snack help top up your tank and push you to perform your best.

The best pre workout snacks contain simple carbohydrates for quick energy and fast digestion, and are best eaten an hour before you start. Lean proteins are great post workout fuel for speedy muscle recovery.

The following two recipes are ideal for a morning snack and pre or post workout. Quick to prepare, they’re ideal if you’re short on time. Combine them with a quick HIIT workout for activity and fuel that’s done in minutes.


2 bananas, sliced

6 tbsp protein powder

6 dates, finely chopped

50g oats

Dash of almond milk

METHOD: Couldn’t be easier. Mash everything up in a bowl and mould into two bars. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours.


150ml almond milk

100ml yoghurt

½ avocado

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp spirulina

Handful of almonds, or 1 tbsp almond butter

Handful of spinach

1 large sprig of fresh mint

METHOD: Blitz everything in a blender and enjoy immediately!


The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.


Claire H.
13 November 2017

Claire H.

I like the avocado smoothie idea but had no mint. I made it with vanilla extract instead, and it tastes delicious - nice and thick with the yoghurt and avocado.

Paula C.
12 November 2017

Paula C.

Those oat and protein bars sound ideal to have as an afternoon snack when I tend to flag. I would recommend soaking the oats first if they're the tough cooking kind.

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