11 Energizing Pre Workout Snacks

Unless you’re intermittent fasting to some extent, there’s really no reason to go into a workout super hungry. You’ll be able to go harder and longer with some gas in the tank. If you’re trying to gain muscle, then this is a must, so you don’t go catabolic in the middle of your workout. Try one of these 11 energizing pre workout snacks before you train today. Don’t worry, these are really light foods, so you shouldn’t feel like you have a brick in your stomach while your working out.

1 – Orange Creamsicle Protein

Take it back in time when you were a kid, enjoying those cream filled popsicles. All you have to do is blend 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein with 1 cup of orange juice and 1 cup of ice.

Orange Creamcicle

2 – Power Balls

There are a bunch of ways to make these power balls, and you can really add any ingredients that you want, but here’s just an example to give you some ideas…..

Mix all in 1 bowl: 1 cup dry oatmeal, 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips. Chill for 1 hour. Make into little balls and eat.

Power Balls

3 – Fancy Oats

Get some extended energy for a longer workout with half a cup of steel-cut oats topped with tablespoons of an of your favorites like dried fruit, almonds, or walnuts. You can even sprinkle some cinnamon on top. If you want to add some sweetness you can mix in some honey.

Fancy Oats

4 – Fruit Leather

Remember fruit by the foot? This super light snack will take you back to the playground days. You can probably find this natural fruit roll in organic or natural food stores. You can even make them at home on a cooking pan.

Fruit Leather

5 – German Chocolate Shake Protein

Make a protein shake with chocolate protein powder, and then add two teaspoons of extra virgin coconut oil.

German Chocolate Cake Protein Shake

6 – Eggs On Toast

Eggs aren’t just for the morning. They provide optimal levels of protein and healthy fats. This snack is already a little on the heavier side, so you might have to give yourself a little more time to digest.

Eggs On Toast

7 – Greek Yogurt With Cereal & Strawberries

Make the perfect yogurt parfait. All you need is 1/4 cup greek yogurt topped with 1/2 cup whole grain cereal and 1/2 cup berries.

Yogurt With Cereal And Strawberries

8 – Fruit-licious Oatmeal Shake

Blend 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder with 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup frozen berries, and 1/4 cup oats for some longer lasting energy.

Fruity-Licious Oatmeal shake

9 – Cottage Cheese & Pineapple

This one is less calories, but doesn’t skimp on the protein. Just 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup pineapple, melon, or berries will do the trick!

Cottage Cheese and Pineapple

10 – Sweet Potato Fries & Chicken

I use the term “fries” loosely. You can actually make really healthy crunchy potato wedges by cutting up whole sweet potatoes, sprinkling them with cinnamon, and then baking it.

This might sound like more of a hearty dinner, but you can eat a much smaller portion before a workout for great results.

Sweet Potato Fries and chicken

11 – Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Toast

I had to save the best for last. If you’ve ever enjoyed one of these then you surely know what I’m talking about.

This is a higher calorie option that tastes more like a dessert. If you’re trying to gain some mass, then this is a perfect option. Even if you’re not, this snack right here is flat out good for the soul.

PB Banana Honey Toast

I hope you enjoyed these mouth watering, energizing pre workout snacks. They’ll keep you going on the toughest of training days. If you have any questions about the preparation, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and I’ll respond immediately. If you enjoyed this post, please share on facebook. I bet you’ll also like to know what to eat after your workout to speed up recovery.

Adam Pegg About Adam Pegg

Adam is an athlete with a serious passion for fitness and health. He played basketball at University of Delaware and Stetson. His degree is in health science and he's a certified personal trainer who loves helping people reach their goals.