What to Eat Before a Workout: 10 Gluten Free Pre-Workout Recipes
When it comes to pre-workout fuel, I tend to keep things pretty simple especially if it’s a short workout or I am eating less than an hour before.
Of course the day before a race or long run I typically eat a yummy dose of carbs to keep me going. Obviously breakfast the morning before a run, race or workout is a different story. I’m not going to down a big bowl of pasta or it might end up all over the pavement…which is why I like to keep it small and simple.
If I’m in a rush, I’ll grab a piece of gluten free toast, a few Medjool dates and a cup of coffee. If I have my life together and woke up early or planned out what I am going to eat the night before then I tend to grab something a little more exciting.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my toast and dates but sometimes I also like my pre-workout fuel in a tastier form…like chia pudding or a parfait or granola or oatmeal or even some little grab and go bites. They’re all simple and easy to make but a little bit more fun for the taste buds.
Taste aside, what you choose to fuel with before a workout (45 to 60 minutes in advance) should be a balanced combination of carbs, fats and protein to help fuel your workout and satisfy hunger. No one likes being hangry while they work.
Below are a few of my favorite options – all are dairy free, gluten free and allergy friendly.
Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger and Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl. Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!