I had a client ask me if they should consume protein before or after their workouts. The answer is both! Consuming protein and carb rich foods pre-workout, will give you the fuel needed to perform your best. Pre-workout protein starts protein synthesis while you are exercising, instead of just after. So protein synthesis increases when taken before and after your workout, resulting in faster muscle repair and growth. Please be sure to consume carbohydrates after your workouts also to replenish your glycogen stores, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! My post workout protein oatmeal this morning sure hit the spot and only took 10 min to make!
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 TBSP natural smooth peanut butter
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 scoop beyond isolate chocolate whey protein
Big handful of rasberries
Bring oats, water and half the banana to a simmer for 10 min over med heat. Then mix in peanut butter, coconut oil and some rasberries until melted. Turn off heat and mix in protein powder.
Top off with rasberries, other half of banana and extra peanut butter or other toppings of your choice! Enjoy xo 💜