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Pre-Workout Snack at The Balanced Platter

17 Comments 08 April 2013

Pre-Workout Snack at The Balanced Platter

All around the country we’ve been whining and complaining about Spring being late. We just need to accept the fact that the groundhog was just plain wrong this year. I’m sure he’s hanging his head in shame, but let’s forgive the poor little guy. Now that trees are budding (which means we’re sneezing in the South), the sun is shining, and the memory of a long winter is fading away, it’s time to stop complaining and get moving!

Walk, run, bike, swim, dance, lift, join an exercise class, spin, twirl, shimmy… Get out there and move!

Part of a balanced life is finding an exercise regimin that works for you and complimenting it with food to fuel your activity level. Today, I’m excited to share a post at The Balanced Platter, and I’d love for you to pop on over to check out my answer for a balanced pre-workout snack.

Here’s a little preview.

See you there!

This recipe will also be shared with:  Fat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Real Food Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Raw Foods ThursdaysHealthy Vegan Friday, Gluten-Free Fridays

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17 Comments so far

  1. Amber says:

    Looks amazing, Heather. Can’t wait to see the recipe! :-)

  2. Looks delicious! Love healthy treats like these. We are waiting for the spring over here in Amsterdam as well ;)

  3. I agree, these look totally scrumptious – what I great way to motivate me to do more exercise classes ;-)

    Just a question, what’s your go-to “post-workout” protein snack?

    • Heather says:

      Thanks, Sandra! Post workout? It’s important to get easily digestible protein to the muscles within 30 minutes of working out. So I usually shake up a scoop of vegan chocolate protein powder in a cup of almond milk. Or another cookie??? ;)

      • Thanks Heather, I was hoping you’d mention “chocolate” in there somewhere ;-)

        I was just looking up on fitness forums what people tend to have post workout and somebody suggested Chocolate Milk :-) The general consensus seems to be a shake with protein powder, banana and milk/ almond milk.

        Chocolate protein powder almond milk with protein ball sounds like the best solution!!!

        • Heather says:

          Sandra, for sure there must be some research out there that supports chocolate as the perfect post-workout treat! :) Are we considered experts? If so, let it be thus decreed!

  4. YUM YUM and more YUM! These little pre workout bites, look great! So very excited with all the entries this week! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  5. Hey lady! This was the most popular recipe last week for Healthy Vegan Friday. Wooooooo! I love it and it looks so darn tasty! Hope to see you back again :)


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, friend, fitness fanatic, foodie, high raw vegan, child of the King, and Mama Cat. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. And now I have another challenge ahead...I'm moving to New York City! I look forward to Living Raw Vegan in the City and sharing my experience with you.

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