Before my strength workout today, I made a unique version to the all-time favorite “deviled” eggs. For my post-workout snack, I played around with some random ingredients that I was craving and made a delicious goji green protein smoothie! **NOTE: the smoothie is vegan, but the “deviled” eggs are not (obviously). The “deviled” eggs recipe had to include granola of course, it’s my favorite thing ! That’s what made it so unique in my mind. Moreover, they were bite-size so perfect for on-the-go. It was also a balanced pre-workout snack because it gave my body a balanced amount of protein, carbs, and fat to fuel my workout. Similarly, my post-workout smoothie had a really nice balance of vegetables, fiber, protein (18+ g in one serving!), and omega-3 fatty acids to help my digestion. What I really like about both of these recipes is that you can play around with them – for the eggs, you can add any topping you want whether it is fruit, nuts, granola, chocolate chips, etc. Likewise, the smoothie can have anything you want as long as you cover the basics of a liquid, a healthy fat, a protein source, and a fresh fruit or vegetable (aim for at least one that is frozen so you don’t have to add ice). Yummm, my body feels refueled!
Yields 1 serving each
Serving Size: 4 pieces of “deviled” eggs and 2 cups of smoothie juice
2 hard-boiled eggs
2 tbsp hummus (if you want more healthy fat, replace with a nut butter)
1/4 cup granola of your choice (you can replace this with fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.)
Goji Green Protein Smoothie:
1/2 scoop SunWarrior Chocolate Warrior Protein Powder
1 tbsp dried goji berries
4 cups raw spinach leaves
2 large celery stalks
3/4 – 1 cup almond or coconut milk (if you want, you can also use water)
1 tbsp (13g) chia seeds
1/2 frozen banana (if you don’t have frozen bananas, replace with any frozen fruit or use a ripe fruit and place 3-4 ice cubes into the blender as well to give you the texture of a smoothie)
1. For the pre-workout snack, cut the two eggs in half and scoop out the yolks. Spoon in your choice of hummus or nut butter. Sprinkle your add-in on top (I had some vanilla almond granola). Enjoy!
2. For the post-workout smoothie, blend all of the ingredients together and drink right away.