Pre-workout meals!

If you prefer to eat a meal then you need to give your body at least 45 minutes to 2 hours to digest before training. Below are some healthy meal choices.

45 minutes to 2 hours before a workout to allow Digestion 

Breakfast – Pre Meal

1-Freshly Squeezed Green Juice – Spinach, Apple, Lemon, Ginger & 2 Hard Boiled Eggs

2- Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries & Low Fat Hemp Granola

3 – Veggie Egg White Omelet with A Side Salad & Whole Wheat Toast

4- Oatmeal with Mixed Berries & Walnuts

5- Egg Sandwich or Breakfast Burrito on Whole Wheat Pita

Lunch  - Pre Meal

1-Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread with Lettuce Tomato & Mustard

2- Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potato and Green Beans

3- Poached Salmon with Butternut Squash & Sautéed Spinach

4-Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Carrots, Pumpkin Seeds, Tomato & Miso Ginger Dressing


If you like to just get up and go then the snack and fluid items I listed below will help energize you for a workout. 

15 minutes to 1 Hour Before Training (Doesn’t matter if it is morning, noon or night)

1-Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, Banana, Pear, Melon, Berries

2- Green Tea, Coffee, Espresso

3- Freshly Squeezed Green Juice: Spinach/Kale, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger

5- Kombucha

6- Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

7- Freshly Squeezed Orange, Grapefruit Juice or Carrot Juice

8- Energy Bar: Gatorade Prime Bar, Cliff Bar with mixed fruit & nuts,  Macrogreens Bar (under 250 Calories) with 20-30grams of Carbs

9- Mixed Fruit & Nuts

10- Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks


4 thoughts on “Pre-workout meals!

  1. I love Steel cut oatmeal in the morning which usually keeps me full until about 1pm. What are the best or lightest protein bars for women? I find that they tend to put weight on me..

    • Look for a protein bar that is low in carbohydrates, has less than 15g of sugar, 3 to 5 grams of fiber and is low in calories. It should also be a minimally processed bar that is made from organic ingredients.
      ~Team Hollywood Trainer

  2. Okay, these recipes seem delicious and doable. I already do the Greek yogurt and berries and also the oatmeal with berries.

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