Our Fav Go-To Pre-Yoga Snacks!

food collageWhether it’s early in the morning, or late in the evening, sometimes we are rushed to our mat. But regardless of the rush, it’s important to always stay hydrated and eat a small healthy snack before going to a yoga class.
I often hear, “you’re not supposed to eat before yoga”. True, you don’t want to eat a full three course meal before getting into your downward dog, but you do want your body to be energized and ready for exercise. Along with drinking water, It’s important to consume something small and healthy about 30 minutes before your practice. Here are five healthy snacks to enjoy before you sweat your asana off.
 

 Grapefruit: One of the most hydrating foods you can eat, grapefruit is loaded in Vitamin C, which will not only boost your immune system, but help energize you for class. If the tartness is too much for you, try drizzling a little natural honey and cinnamon on top instead of white sugar.
 

Avocado: I am CRAZY about Avocados! Eating one prior to a yoga practice can help fill you up with vitamins and minerals. Avocados contain almost four grams of protein which is more than than most fruits. You can enjoy them on some toast, or if you are an Avocado nut like me, you can just put some sea salt on one and spoon away.

 

 Larabar: I am one of those people who always reads the ingredients on the back of everything. The less, the better. This particular bar has TWO ingredients; cashews and dates. It is filled with twenty percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium and six grams of protein. It’s easy to throw into a gym bag or eat in the car. Not to mention they have a TON of other awesome flavours, like Coconut Cream Pie and Carrot Cake. YUM.

 

Kashi Honey Almond Flax: Having a quick bowl of cereal or granola before a practice is an easy and healthy way to fuel up for your OMing. This brand is definitely one of my favourites. Per serving, it will load you up with nine grams of protein, eight grams of fibre, and half a gram of omega-3! It’s also delicious. I like to enjoy mine with some vanilla almond milk.

 

Natural Peanut Butter: Another one of those foods where you just need to read the ingredients. One word; Peanuts. Just two tablespoons of natural peanut butter will give you SEVEN grams of protein. Perfect for a pre-workout snack. Eat it with apples, bananas, or even just stick a spoon in there. Perfect for an on the go snack. Like avocado, peanuts are a source of healthy fat. Excellent for filling up before going upside down.

 

Like always, drinks lots of water before your yoga class!

 

TinaKyleAugust915-199x300Jersey Bred and Montreal Based, Tina is a multi-style yoga instructor encouraging everyone to play, have fun, and approach yoga with a light heart. 
Facebook: @TinaBockYoga 

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