Pre or Post Workout Meal
I’m sharing one of my favorite yet most simple snacks that can be used as (or part of) your pre workout or post workout meal. This snack isn’t a super high protein meal as you may expect, but it does indeed contain a decent amount of protein. It also contains a mixture of carbohydrates and some fats. What is it? It’s a peanut butter and banana sandwich!
I like this meal before a workout because it provides an insane amount of energy. I feel sustained during my entire workout with this snack. It’s also not a huge meal so it’s less likely to interfere with a pre workout energy drink. And it’s not heavy enough to drag you down during your workout either.
I’ll also occasionally eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich with a scoop or 2 of whey protein post workout. I often mix banana and some frozen berries with my post workout shake but in the event I don’t make that shake I may have this sandwich with some whey protein powder instead. This gives me adequate amounts of protein and carbs, and some fats.
Jason’s Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 serving of Smart Balance All Natural Peanut Butter
Back in high school I remember this huge dude named Cedric (he was known as ‘Ced’). He was built like a bodybuilder and just naturally strong. I asked him how he got so big, which obviously at that young age it’s mostly genetics. But one of the things he did was he brought several peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school and ate them throughout the day. I didn’t know it back then but he was eating like a bodybuilder, several meals throughout the day.
Where as I do love PB&J sandwiches (and will eat one from time to time), I prefer a peanut butter and banana sandwich. The sugars from the banana are natural as opposed to sugars that are added to jelly. In fact, many jellies contain high fructose corn syrup. And of course I’m using wheat bread as opposed to white. I’ve actually gotten used to the taste of wheat bread and now prefer that over white bread anyway.
So that’s it, an extremely simple snack that you can use as a pre workout meal or as part of your post workout meal. It’s an inexpensive way to get some quality whole food calories in. Enjoy!
Train (and eat!) with Passion,