5 Easy Yoga Snack Ideas
By Disrupt Surfing in Yoga
If you’ve recently started Yoga you may wonder what the best foods to eat are to ensure the best practice. Like with any sports it’s not just what you eat, but also when you eat it. You should always give yourself two hours after eating to digest before practising yoga. This way your body will be able to focus entirely on your poses rather than digestion.
As for what you should eat it is important to give your body the carbs and energy it needs, as well as proteins, vitamins and minerals. The following yoga snack ideas are ideal for the mid morning or mid afternoon munch before starting your yoga (with a two hour break of course).
- Rye bread with smashed avocado and cherry tomatoes
This ever popular snack option has blown up all over the global fitness sphere, and this for good reason. The bread will give you the carbs to help you endure your workouts, the avocado is loaded with healthy fats and the cherry tomatoes bring in that extra flavour packed with vitamins and minerals. To make it into a breakfast add in some extra protein by poaching some eggs or frying them over easy with coconut oil.
2. Cottage cheese with pineapple and sunflower seeds
Cottage cheese is a surprising big source of protein, add some pineapple for sweetness and sunflower seeds for crunch and you’ve got yourself a snack full of yoga nutrition essentials.
3. Almond butter toast with Banana
For a mid afternoon munch some toasted whole wheat bread with almond butter spread and sliced banana on top is a perfect way to subdue those tummy growls and a great source of protein!
4. Yogurt with granola
Another snack option that can easily be modified into a breakfast is yogurt with granola. Opt for unsweetened yogurt and add some granola, either store bought or homemade, along with nuts, dried berries or fruit to make your own parfait. If you’re looking for some extra sweetness drizzle some honey or agave on top.
- Veggie Salad
If you’re trying to figure out what to do with those carrots, cucumbers, capsicums, tomatoes and whatever else sitting in your fridge towards the end of the week consider chopping them up and leaving them in your bag. It’s a great way to save food that would be wasted and makes for an easy finger food snack throughout the day!
All this being said there are some things you can definitely take out of your diet to make your body even stronger and more efficient in those asanas. Swap out those sugary or fizzy drinks for water, or if that’s too boring try coconut water! When it comes to meat you can definitely still be a yogi and a meat lover, just try being more conscious. Opt for a nice piece of grass fed steak once in awhile and let eggs, beans and dairy become your more daily protein source.
Incorporating these yoga snacks into your dietary intake will help you achieve the summer body that you want.
Another great way to get into the yoga snack routine is to go on a yoga meditation retreat.