3 Quick Breakfasts to Have Before a Morning Workout to Burn More Carbs
When and what you eat can greatly influence the way your body processes food. Here, the best breakfasts to have before (yes, not after) a workout to reap the most benefits from your sweat sesh.
Your morning meal is officially an overachiever: New research shows that eating breakfast before exercising preps your body to burn more carbs during your workout and metabolize food faster after working out. Here are three time-saving swaps to make breakfast possible before your sunrise sweat sesh.
(Also, check out what you should eat first thing in the morning if you’re looking to lose weight.)
Don’t sacrifice a wink of shut-eye for meal prep. Instead, toss this pouch of organic whole grains, nuts and seeds in your fave milk overnight and you’ll have a heavy hit of protein, fibre and probiotic bacteria to boot.
Have a little more time on your hands? Whip up our Apple & Walnut Muesli.
Holos Overnight Muesli, $30 per tasting kit (by subscription), liveholos.com
Simply pop six of these smoothie cubes into a bottle, add water or milk, shake it and you have a smoothie complete with fruit, veggies and plant-based protein. Bonus: The pack is biodegradable, and there’s no blender required. (Also, check out the superfood powders to add to your smoothies.)
Evive Smoothie Cubes, $10 for a pack of three, evivesmoothie.com
If coffee is the only thing you can stomach in the morning, opt for Brüst. This pre-and post-workout drink is a twofer: high-quality, grass-fed protein (20 grams) and cold-brew coffee. (Prefer a regular hot brew? Check out these ways to make your coffee healthier.)
Brüst Protein Drink, $5, brustberverages.com
Next, read about the tiny change that’ll make you stop hating exercise.