Wondering what kinds of healthy foods you can keep in your gym bag should you need an energizing snack before or after your workout? There are some great products you can buy online or in your local grocery store, and some goodies you can whip up at home to take with you to your fitness sessions and classes at A4 Fitness in Los Angeles.
When you head to the gym for a workout, it’s important that you plan for your sustenance as well as your fitness training routine. It doesn’t take long, or much work, to stock up on some nutrient-rich snacks (or prep a few on your own) and pack them while you’re packing your workout gear. Take time to make sure you’ll be fueled for a few hours if need be, so that you can have sustained energy throughout your gym sessions, and your stomach, mind, and muscles with thank you.
The following are a few ideas for healthy snacks and energizing drinks that you can keep with you as workout at A4 Fitness.
There are quite a few great granolas out there, but we especially love Nature’s Path Organic Love Crunch Granola. It tastes amazing and has a nice, flavorful, blend of bitter chocolate, fruity berries, and toasty oats. It offers a good balance of energizing carbs, muscle-building protein, and great-for-your-digestive-system fiber. And, it’s made with Omega-3-rich flax seeds for excellent brain and heart health.
Essential Living Foods’s Superberry Symphony organic trail mix is delicious, and it’s packed with vitamins and energy-producing foods like fruits and nuts. We go crazy over the combination of antioxidant-rich goji berries and mulberries in this train mix. The whole food trail mix is one that will fill you up on its own or keep you satisfied until you have time for a larger meal.
For on-the-go energy bars, turn to AmazingGrass Green SuperFood Bars. These bars come in a variety of flavors, but a couple of the best are the Sweet & Savory Almond (it’s like a healthy Snickers bar) and the Café Mocha. AmazingGrass Green SuperFood Bars are loaded with nutritious ingredients like nuts, barley grass, wheat grass, alfalfa, green tea, maca, and more.
Matcha Hydration Drink
To stay hydrated and energized, make a homemade matcha green tea drink at home and keep it with you in a thermos or glass water bottle. It’s easy to blend up a matcha energy drink on the fly. Simply mix 2 cups of pure coconut water with 1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder. Add a touch of natural sweetener, such as maple syrup, if you like. Matcha green tea powder mixes into liquids best in a high-speed blender.
Water with Lemon
Of course, you should always have fresh water with you during your workouts. Want something to perk up your water (and your body and mind) while you’re at the gym? Throw a slice of lemon into your bottle.
Keep one or more of these energizing snacks and drinks with you at all times during your workouts at A4 Fitness so that you’re tummy (and the rest of your body) is always nourished, which means you can keep your focus on your exercise.
For more tips on staying healthy, keep checking back with us on our A4 Fitness blog and stop into our A4 Fitness studios in Los Angeles.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.