March 10, 2010 2:45 PM Subscribe
I need pre-workout snack ideas. The problem? It must be liquid!
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I used to eat a banana before going to the gym in the morning. It was perfect because I could hop out of bed, eat, put on my gym clothes, and go. Since I had lap-band surgery, I've been unable to eat solid foods until around lunch time.
My workout duration is short (currently 20-30 minutes). While I know that I technically don't have to eat before I get on the treadmill, I always preform better when I am able to get something in my stomach. This is going to become even more important as I increase my cardio durations (I'm training for a half-marathon) and add strength training and yoga.
Googling has lead me to resources that say to eat fruit, yogurt, and other easy-to-metabolize foods. I tried greek yogurt and honey this morning, but it was a bit too thick. I've thought about using milk to make the yogurt thinner and buying pre-made yogurt smoothies from the store, but thought that the folks on AskMiFi might have some better ideas. Fruit juice doesn't really help with the tummy rumbles and I typically drink a protein shake for breakfast after I work out.
Do you have an easy (less than five minute prep time) recipe I can try or other ideas?
Anon because I'm not "out" about my weight loss surgery and it would be easy to find my identity through my MeFi account.