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4 Fat Burning Pre-Workout Snacks

Chocolate Oatmeal
Cook a half cup of steel cut or regular oatmeal (not instant) with 1 cup of low-fat milk. Add 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder and top with half of a sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve with a cup of coffee or black tea.

Nuttzo Wrap
Warm a brown rice wrap or whole-grain sprouted tortilla in the microwave for 10 seconds. Add 1 tablespoon chocolate or regular flavored Nuttzo (or any nut butter) and four thinly sliced strawberries. Roll up, slice in half, and enjoy with a cup of green tea.

Cinnamon Cheese “Danish”
Toast one piece of whole-grain or sprouted Ezekiel bread until it’s a slightly browned. Combine a 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon stevia (or your sweetener of choice). Spread the cottage cheese mixture on the toast and broil in the oven for one to two minutes until cheese is bubbly and melted. Serve with a half cup of raspberries or blueberries, plus a chai latte or cappuccino made with fat-free milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Green Tea Shake
Blend 4 ounces of vanilla-flavored almond or rice milk, 4 ounces of ice cold water, one scoop of vanilla whey protein, a teaspoon of matcha green tea powder, and ice.

(Recipes courtesy of Kristin McGee - a leading yoga and Pilates instructor and healthy lifestyle expert based in New York City.)

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