1. Almond Butter
Almond butter is a staple for many CrossFit athletes because it the possibilities of this taste spread is endless. Almond butter is high in protein, one serving contains 6.7 grams. Protein is essential to building strong muscles and to help your muscles recover after a workout. It is also a healthy fat, which provides you with enough energy go get through your workout. So you are probably wondering why you can’t eat just regular almonds! Eating almonds in butter form is easier to digest than having to break down the nuts in raw form. The best part about almond butter is you still get all the nutritional benefits that are found in raw almonds!
Oatmeal is truly the breakfast of champions. It is great for CrossFitters because it is full of necessary carbohydrates but doesn’t have any unnecessary sugars. A great way to prepare and eat oatmeal is with overnight oats! Overnight oats are easy to make, portable, inexpensive, and customizable! Overnight oats are just oats soaked overnight that absorb your liquid of choice. The most common base for overnight oats is equal parts raw rolled oats, your choice of dairy or non-dairy (almond, cashew, coconut, etc.) milk, and yogurt. Any glass jar or container can be used to make your overnight oats. The best part about overnight oats is the toppings are endless! You can add the toppings the night before or the next morning- whatever you prefer. Fresh fruit, almond butter, chia seeds, granola, almonds, nuts, seeds, spices (such as cinnamon), and vanilla extract can be added to your desire!
Bananas are a carbohydrate that is full of potassium- 425 milligrams to be exact. Potassium gives you an energy boost before your WOD, as well as nutrients that help your muscles heal after you kill it at the Box. If you are not a fan of bananas, but still need to get your daily dose of potassium- check out this list of other foods that contain potassium.
Eggs are packed with protein, B vitamins, and good fats. They are a superfood for CrossFitters! The best part is they are versatile. You could eat them on toast, make a veggie scramble or hard boil them. Hard-boiled eggs are a great food because they are portable, easy to prepare and provide a great amount of protein and energy. Eggs are full of vitamins and minerals that strengthen bones, promote metabolism of protein, create red blood cells, controls thyroid hormones, and more!
5. Protein Bars
Not all protein bars are created equal. Some that claim that they are healthy are actually full of preservatives and sugars. Too Busy To Eat protein bars are a great snack to eat before CrossFit because they are full of protein- 20 grams to be exact! Additionally, each bar has 20 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of sugar. Inside this delicious bar, you will find Grass Fed Whey Protein and four Organic foods. It’s gluten-free, 100% all-natural, and doesn’t contain any artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. In our opinion, it is the best tasting, healthiest bar on the planet! Try them today, we have Cookie Dough and Double Chocolate Chip!
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