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Pre & Post Pure Barre Snacks

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Pure barre is the fastest, most effective way to change your body. Working hard at the barre will definitely give you the results you want; however, how you fuel your body will affect how you perform at the barre! Before a workout, you should be eating foods that will optimize your performance at the barre. After your workout, you should be eating foods that will refuel your fatigued muscles.

Before you head to the barre, think about what foods will give you long-lasting energy to get through that 55 minutes of tucking, pulsing and shaking. You want to focus on consuming complex carbohydrates, which are slow digesting carbohydrates that release energy slowly. This means that your pre-workout fuel will give you energy throughout your whole workout. Examples of complex carbohydrates include oatmeal, whole grains and fruit.  Add some protein and you have yourself a perfect pre-workout snack or meal. Here are some examples of the best pre-barre meals or snacks!

1. Banana Peanut Butter Whole Grain Toast with Hemp Hearts

  • 1 slice whole grain toast
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • ½ sliced banana
  • 1 Tablespoon hemp hearts

2, Whole-Wheat Flax Pancakes with Berries

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 egg whites – beaten to stiff peeks
  • Mix everything in a small bowl, excluding egg whites. Once egg whites are beaten to stiff peaks, gently fold into batter. Cook in a skillet until golden brown and top with berries.

3. Pure Snacking Trail Mix

  • Click here for the recipe!

4. Slow Cooker Superfood Oatmeal

  • Click here for the recipe!

Just as it is important to fuel your body before your workout, you want to make sure you’re refueling your muscles after your workout. This means you want to consume protein such as grilled chicken, Greek yogurt, and eggs. Your muscles will thank you. Here are some examples of post-workout fuel!

1. Avocado Toast + Over Easy Egg

  • 1 slice whole grain toast
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1 egg, cooked over easy with salt & pepper to taste

2. Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Granola

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup granola (try to find low sugar, high fiber granola)
  • 1/3 cup berries

3. Grilled Chicken Wrap with Avocado and Vegetables

  • 1 whole grain wrap (high protein, high fiber wrap)
  • 3 oz. grilled chicken
  • 1/3 avocado
  • shredded carrots
  • spinach leaves
  • wrap everything up and enjoy!

4. Wild Salmon & Hummus Collard Green Wraps

  • Click here for the recipe!

 

 

 

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