Just did a tough sesh? These post-workout recovery snacks will help you replenish the energy levels you’ve depleted, plus help your muscles recover. It also helps that these choices are delicious!

A scoop of peanut butter and dates
The fibre in the dates will keeps your blood sugar levels in check and your energy levels stable.

Fruit and nuts
A handful of pistachios and raisins have the perfect amount of protein, good fats and potassium.

Banana and nut butter
Bananas give a good energy boost and its potassium content wards off any muscle cramps. Adding it with some cashew, peanut or almond butter brings all the healthy fats!

Smoothie

recovery-smoothie
Throw together a green smoothie or smoothie of your choice! We love this recipe:
Add to a blender:
One cup of almond milk or coconut water
Half a cup of frozen or fresh raspberries or blueberries
Half a frozen or fresh banana (frozen gives it a thicker, creamier texture)
A teaspoon of honey
A dash of cinnamon
A handful of almonds or hazelnuts
Half a scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend until smooth and serve in a glass or travel cup.

Yoghurt and fruit
Non-fat Greek yoghurt with fruit is not only super-yummy but nutritious too.

Protein bars

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You can prep these protein bars the night before to stash in your gym bag.

Apple and cheese
Pair an apple (this fruit contains antioxidants and fibre) with a small bit of cheese for a sweet and salty taste!

Chocolate rosewater fudge balls

fudgeballs
You had us at ‘chocolate’. Get the recipe here.

Tropical turmeric protein balls

turmericballs
If you fancy yourself more of a savoury, spicy kinda gal, these protein balls are right up your alley. With turmeric, gubinge, apricots and coconuts, the flavours pack an unexpected but delicious punch.