8 Pre-Workout Snacks to Give you a Boost

For about a year now, I have been making a light matcha smoothie about a half hour before I exercise and it has been a major game-changer in my routine! It gives me a boost of energy after a long day at work, and I notice a palpable difference in my energy and performance when I exercise on an empty stomach. Alternatively, I used to make the mistake of working out too soon after a large meal, which always caused me to feel sick half-way through my intended exercise regimen. I figure I’m not the only one who has struggled to find the right pre-workout snacks and needs some help figuring it out! Self has a great article about what types of foods to eat pre-workout—ideally carbs and some protein—and how long you should wait to exercise afterwards. Ideally, you want to eat a small snack or shake at least a half hour before exercise or a meal up to 3 hours beforehand. Check out my recommendations below for some yummy pre-workout snacks like almond butter toast and vegan energy balls to give you a boost!

Creamy Amaranth & Fresh Berry Porridge 

Picture and recipe from candicekumai.com

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Banana Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Picture and recipe from emilieeats.com

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Vegan + Gluten Free Energy Balls With Chocolate

Picture and recipe from avocadopesto.com via fitnessmagazine.com

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Low-Fat Cinnamon Energy Balls

Picture and recipe from runningonrealfood.com

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Apple Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Picture and recipe from joyfulhealthyeats.com via greatist.com

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Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg

Picture and recipe from skinnytaste.com

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Chia Almond Butter Toast

Picture and recipe from self.com

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Protein Packed Green Smoothie

Picture and recipe from foodheavenmadeeasy.com via self.com

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