Post workout needs to consist primarily of two macro-nutrients – protein and carbohydrates. You might think (like me) that carbs after exercise just ruins all that hard work you’ve just done, especially since we’re constantlyunder the impression that carbs are the enemy, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
After exercise, your muscles are burning out for their glucose levels to be restored, hence why carbohydrates are essential if you want to lose fat and build muscle. Of course, protein also provides the amino acids that muscles are made of, so together the protein from the eggs with rye bread makes the perfect meal.
1 large boiled egg
1 slice of rye bread (toasted, optional)
handful of mixed leaves
2 inches cucumber, cubed
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 spring onion, sliced
splash of balsamic vinegar
2 slices of chilli, finely sliced
1/2 boiled beetroot sliced (or jarred)
In all honesty, you could just through all the ingredients together on a plate and be done iwt it. But I always like to put a bit of dressing on the bottom, followed by the leaves, then the rest of the veg, the egg, cubed bread, and finished with lots of red chilli and seasoning. That way I find nothing goes soggy and the ingredients with the least flavour (ie. lettuce) get most of the flavour from the dressing – but as I said, not a neccessity by any means.
You can of course change the quantities slightly depending on what you’ve just done. If you’ve been power lifting for an hour, then you’ll most likely bulk it up more with some sweet potato cubes, compared to if you’ve just finished a 20 minute jog.
Either way, I hope everyones enjoying the bank holiday weekend and got a pile of chocolate to last them at least half a year (or half a month, if you get through it the rate my family does).
Love Vic x