Best snacks after yoga and exercise

October 6, 2011

Do you find yourself hungry after yoga class?   FitSugar reader YogaGirlAli shared her favorite post-yoga class snacks in our Snack Attack: Healthy Snack Ideas community group.

 

Here is a list of the five best post-yoga snacks ever that I have come up with — enjoy!

You like it raw!

1) Bananas — You may have noticed bananas to be a popular choice among fellow yogis. The truth is they’re loaded with potassium — a vital mineral for the regeneration of cells and tissues in the human body (oh, and did you know it is also an electrolyte?!). They provide a good source of dietary fiber: about four grams for one large banana. Also, they are sweet and delicious!

Sweet and filling!

2) Chocolate Peanut Butter (single serve packets) — I am a peanut butter lover! And what happens when you combine peanut butter and dare I say, chocolate? Yes. You get a delightfully nutritious snack with a good source of healthy fats, only about seven  grams of sugar, and a bit of protein! Squeeze it right from the packet and enjoy on the run.

Gimme the protein!

3) Unsweetened Greek Yogurt — Greek yogurt is loaded with protein! Because of the fact that the extra fluid is strained out of it, it has practically double the protein of normal yogurt; about 17 grams in only 6 oz! Its natural tartness and thick and creamy consistency will satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling full.

Looking for some crunch!

4) Carrots – Crunchy, a little sweet, and nutrient-dense! Carry a bag of baby organic or organic whole carrots in your bag for a nutritious and hydrating snack and a good dose of Vitamin A.

Not your average energy drink!

5) Coconut Water — The most important thing to do after a yoga class (especially those sweaty ones) is rehydrate. Our bodies need water! Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes (potassium!) and has a nice subtle flavor. You will feel replenished and refreshed with only about an 8 or 9 oz glass, so drink up the good stuff!

 

 

…hope you enjoy this quick tip and see you at classes !!!

Alyssa Huntley 11:11 Life Styling

http://www.eleveneleven-coaching.com

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