I’m a fitness aficionado and make an effort to stay on top of my diet and what goes inside my body. However, one of my major challenges with this is finding the right meal to eat prior to a workout.
I’m a picky eater and I also don’t like eating heavy meals in the morning but I also need to get something in me before my tough Beachbody workouts.
I’ve tried apples, toast and cereal bars but they didn’t quite give me the energy I wanted or they made me feel heavy during the workout. Last week, I came across this great recipe on Tasty’s Facebook page. It’s so simple; it’s crazy I never thought of something like this before. It consists of peanut butter, oats, honey, chocolate chips and flaxseeds.
I’ve modified the recipe slightly in the following ways:
- Ground flaxseeds instead of whole flaxseeds. Your body cannot process whole flaxseeds so definitely mill it a little. You can purchase whole flaxseeds and blend yourself or purchase already milled flaxseeds.
- I added a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds and toasted pine nuts.
- I added a spoon of plant protein powder.
I make enough of a batch to last around 5 days in the fridge and pop a few every morning before my workout. They’re awesome and keep me going throughout the 30-minute workout.
A possible substitution for the oats, which I haven’t tried yet includes coconut flakes, quinoa, chia seeds and hemp seeds. You can also replace the peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter and the honey with agave nectar or maple syrup.