11 Best Post-Workout Foods

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Low-fat chocolate milk is a wonderful post-workout recovery drink since it immediately replenishes lost fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients.

Chocolate milk

Chia seeds are loaded in nutrients and protein. Raw in smoothies, salads, and more. Or soak them in almond milk or water for a tasty pudding.

Chia seeds

Avocados are high in healthy fats and nutrients. With additional carbs like whole wheat toast and eggs for a rich but healthful supper.

Avocado Toast

Nut butters, such almond and cashew butters, are high in fat and protein. Or in a sandwich with honey and banana slices.

Nut Butter

Salmon is strong in protein and Omega-3s, making it an excellent post-workout snack. Try it with sautéed veggies or even spaghetti.


Sweet potatoes are high in nutrients and contain several beneficial chemicals. Baked into fries or packed with veggies and cheese.

Sweet potatoes

Consider a healthful grain like brown rice for your carbohydrate portion. If you don't like the taste or texture, try quinoa or couscous.

Brown rice

Pair chicken breast with a healthy grain or a substantial salad. You can do this with turkey as well, just avoid red meats.

Chicken breast

Scrambled eggs are a low-maintenance way to incorporate other healthy foods. Scramble eggs with veggies, sweet potatoes, and turkey bacon.

Egg scramble

Your post-workout recovery meal can be a liquid, as long as it has the same nutrients as a full meal. If you don't like chocolate milk, try mixing it with Greek or probiotic yoghurt.

Power smoothie

Like potato chips and sandwich bread, rice cakes are high in carbs. It's fantastic for peanut butter, taco toppings, hummus, tuna salad, and more.

Rice cakes

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