Good Snacks for surfers and the active!

Right now with all of this training I am doing I am finding myself CONSTANTLY hungry and needing to boost my energy. I honestly feel like eating all the time! Sometimes its hard to chose snacks that aren’t full of too much sugar, but are high in protein and carbs, so here are a few good healthy energising snacks that are a great way to re-fill and re-boost.

FRESH FRUIT: Any fresh fruit at all :-). But if you need some ideas try pineapple, mango, orange, strawberries, bananas (GREAT for energy), grapes, melon, kiwi, blueberries…..If you don’t feel like eating the fruit, throw them into a blender and whip them up into a yummy smoothie. You can try adding granola, oats or yogurt for extra energy and protein. Protein powder is also awesome if you’ve had a real work out to restore those muscles!

Top Tips: Chop up your fruits and keep them in the freezer. This keeps them fresher for longer, and also means you don’t need to add ice to your smoothie, so you can jam pack it with more fruit. Eat or drink something within the 30 minutes after exercise, you will find that your muscles recover much faster and you energy levels remain high.

AVOCADO: My personal favourite; I LOVE avocado. Half an avocado sprinkled with salt and lime juice. DEEE-liciuos and filled with goodness.

Avocado

DRIED FRUITS AND NUTS: Dried fruits are filled with anti-oxidants, vitamin C, iron, fibre, potassium so they make great heathy snackets, and they’re pretty yummy. Nuts are awesome as well to help boost energy and they are packed filled with great nutrients. Unsalted peanuts, ALMONDS, walnuts, cashews and pecans are a good way to go!

RAW VEGETABLES: I am not going to lie, these are not my favourite snack haha. Sometimes I feel like I have to force them down. But they are much better when dipped in something! A healthy dipping option would be hummus which is packed with protein and vitamins, and the unhealthy option would be cream cheese which I love! Other great dip options include bean dip, which is refried black beans – awesome and full of protein – and another favourite of mine is tzatziki, made with low-fat natural yoghurt and cucumber. Suitable dipping veggies include carrots, tomatoes, celery, broccoli….whatever takes your fancy really!

WHOLE WHEAT BREAD/MUFFINS/BAGEL: Chose a seedy whole wheat bread, muffin or bagel and spread it with the favourite of the following: Cottage cheese – low in cholesterol and great source of protein, peanut butter – good source of protien, iron, fiber and vitamin B3, almond spread – the most nutritious nuts of all and super high enegery food, nutella – for those sweet toothed moments which we all have!

HYDRATION HYDRATION HYDRATION: Never under-estimate the power of water haha. It’s so important to keep your body hydrated; sometimes you may feel hungry, but actually what your body wants its a glass of water! Make a note of it to drink plenty of water all the way throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty, and you will feel the difference almost instantly!

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  1. Reblogged this on South Coast Custom Surfboards and commented:
    U R WHAT U EAT….I’ll try and not be a Chinese/Indian take-away and beer (friday night) but I’m weak..ooohh the smell as u open the bag + you don’t have to cook at the end of a working week. For me it helps that we have no biscuits or deserts in the house…no temptations = no snacking or if I do its something healthy (except for Friday)

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