wellness wednesday: pure barre.

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Hi! I have put together a collection of some of my favorite pre and post workout snacks and meals complete with nutrition information for each recipe. πŸ™‚

Avocado Toast

This one seems like super cliche (maybe it is) but it NEVER gets old. One half of a medium avocado contains about 7g of fiber, 2g of protein and 15g of all the healthy fats! Your brain runs off of healthy fats – don’t discount or be afraid of adding those fats in your diet from avocado, fish, nuts, seeds, etc.

When looking for bread to purchase, just make sure one slice contains equal or more protein and/or fiber than there is sugar. πŸ™‚

Lastly, you can really put anything on avocado toast – it’s completely customizable! I like to put an egg on mine because I love the combination of avocado and a runny egg. It also adds more protein from the egg. So your finished product has a great balance of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, whole grains and healthy fats.

Recipe:

  • 1 slice of whole grain toast
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced or mashed
  • seasonings – salt, pepper, Trader Joes Everything But the Bagel seasoning (one of my favorites)
  • 1-2 eggs, cooked as you like it! I love mine just easy over, but you can hard boil or scramble as well.

Smoothie Bowl

Another recipe that can be customized for you depending on what you like. I almost always put a frozen banana in my smoothies because it creates the creamy texture I love. I’m going to give you the recipe to my go-to smoothie bowl. But again, you can add whatever you like πŸ™‚

When choosing your toppings, I like to choose them based off of the nutritional value I’m getting out of this! Since the smoothie is packed with healthy carbohydrates (fruit) and protein from the protein powder, I like to top my smoothie bowl with a drizzle of nut butter and a granola packed with nuts and seeds for some healthy fat. This makes it an all-around, balanced meal.

Recipe:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries OR frozen Acai/Pitaya packet
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, more or less depending on the texture you want
  • 1/2 scoop your choice of vanilla protein powder, I prefer plant-based protein
  • toppings – granola, sliced banana, nut butter, etc.

4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

My go-to pancake recipe – bananas, oatmeal, your choice of milk and eggs. Sometimes I like to add in some vanilla and cinnamon, too! I usually eat these for breakfast about an hour or two before I workout. It gives the energy you need for all the push-ups and pulses at the barre!

The banana and oatmeal contribute to the 8g of fiber in this recipe, and the egg whites and oatmeal add up to about 15g of protein! I top these with a drizzle of pure maple syrup or nut butter. You can use whole eggs, but I like the way egg whites lighten these pancakes up a bit.

Recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup oats (old-fashioned or quick oats, doesn’t matter)
  • 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup egg whites from a carton
  • almond milk or milk of choice, I usually eyeball this because by adding it until the blender can blend smooth – I like thicker pancakes so I don’t let my batter get too thin
  • blend it all up in a blender or food processor and cook until browned on medium heat.

Black Bean Brownies

One of my favorite recipes! Yes, it is a flourless sweet treat. It’s a brownie that’s filled with 5g of fiber and 6g of protein. Everyone needs to honor their chocolate cravings πŸ™‚

Click HERE for the recipe.

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