So, you’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and head to the gym to get in shape. Good for you. Now that you’ve made that crucial decision, you have to compliment your workout with the right kind of food to balance out the calories you burn with the calories you earn. The science and recovery of the workout process is as complex as reading War and Peace, however, it boils down to this: in order to optimize your results, you need a quick dose of protein and carbohydrates within 30 minutes of your workout, especially if you are trying to build muscle. At Boom Breakfast we pride ourselves in providing the best breakfast options for your workout, because we make sure that our meals are balanced, healthy and nutritious.
Here are some BOOM-tastic meals you should try right after your workout.
An egg sandwich like our Adam Spanglish is a perfect post-workout breakfast. There’s protein in both the yolk and the white of an egg, and this recipe uses a combination of the two to boost protein while keeping calories and fat under control. Eggs also contain zinc, which aids in metabolism and immunity, and vitamin B12, which supports cell production. Cheese and fresh veggies round out this meal to restore tired muscles and recharge your energy stores.
As you now know, eggs are a great source of protein and help aid in muscle recovery and growth. Mix this up with an omelette and veggie combo for even better results, something like our Farmer Gianni. The roasted red peppers, spinach and onions in this omelette are packed with vitamins which will provide you with antioxidants, the best boost for your body, inside and out. Plus there’s a hit of swiss cheese to give it that extra yummy flavour profile.
If you’re a lunchtime exerciser, this Tuna Del Mar Warp is for you. Tuna is low in calories, but high in protein and carbs. Hard boiled eggs are packed with protein, tomatoes have vitamin C and the avocado in the guacamole is a great source of fiber. All in all, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s nutritious, delicious and will help boost your workout efforts.
Fruit and Yogurt
Want to keep your breakfast fresh, light and healthy after hitting the gym? Then you’ll love our Smart Fruit N’ Yogurt. The yogurt is a great source of protein and carbohydrates. It also contains bacterial cultures which a good for your digestive system. The fresh fruit provides you with vitamins and antioxidants, while the granola and honey account for protein, carbs and some healthy fat. Put it all together and you’ve got yourself a fresh, light and nutritious breakfast snack.
Who would have thought that one of the best childhood drinks would become one of the best post-workout drinks of all times. It turns out that chocolate milk is even better for you than plain milk, water, or most sports drinks. It has double the carbohydrate and protein content, perfect for replenishing tired muscles. Its high water content replaces fluids lost as sweat, preventing dehydration. Plus it packs a nutritional bonus of calcium, and includes just a little sodium and sugar — additives that help recovering athletes retain water and regain energy. So next time you order chocolate milk off of our menu, we know that it’s not just because it delicious, you’re looking out for your tired muscles.