IMO, there's no better post-match treat than a refreshing fruity smoothie, and this one is to die for! It's creamy banana mango goodness swirled with a yummy strawberry puree. Add your fave protein powder for a bigger protein boost. Makes 1 large smoothie, or 2 small smoothies.
Strawberries are in season, so take advantage of the sweet and juicy fruit with a healthy low-calorie dessert that tastes like oh-so-decadent strawberry cheesecake. It's made with a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, so it's a cinch to whip up; you'll be amazed it's under 150 calories per serving! Makes 1 serving.
This post-match/workout smoothie bowl you’re looking at is an antioxidant rich blend of mixed berries, banana, baby spinach, chia seeds, almond milk, and agave; it’s sweet, creamy goodness that doesn’t taste offensively “green.” I promise :) And the toppings! I would happily nosh a bowl of this super thick smoothie on its own, but the toppings are what make it so irresistible. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, and banana, as well as chopped almonds, toasted coconut, a sprinkling of granola and extra chia seeds! This combo is a badass blend of fresh flavor and crunch, but feel free to get creative with your add-ins. Makes 1 large smoothie bowl.
Smoothie bowls are a super easy way to eat a nutritious breakfast, and this one with mango and chia seeds is especially healthy. It has tons of healthy fats (thanks to the coconut milk), protein, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals. It’s also a great alternative to a smoothie; if you avoid smoothies because you prefer eating your meals to drinking them, try this filling smoothie-like bowl instead. You’ll feel full, energized, and ready to take on the day! Makes 2 smoothie bowls. NOTE: The Chia seed base needs to refrigerate overnight.
These buckwheat peanut butter energy bars are so easy to make and don't require baking. Chewy, and slightly salty-sweet, these yummy bars of deliciousness will literally melt in your mouth, and because they are rich in proteins and good fats, they are perfect as a pre-match/workout snack. Makes 15 bars.
Whip up these simple-to-make, no-bake triple berry granola bars with just a few ingredients, and within minutes you can have your healthy pick-me-up snacks ready to eat before a match, after a workout, or as a healthy between-meal snack! Makes 6 bars.
This refreshing smoothie is both plant and fruit based and has the sweet-tart taste of berries and kiwi. Made with fresh ingredients, this yummy drink is packed with all the good stuff your body needs after a long match or workout. Makes 1 smoothie.
Want a light, delicious, and easy-to-whip-up breakfast that will satisfy your hunger for hours and won't leave you feeling uncomfortably bloated on the court? Well, here it is! A simple, sweet, and creamy smoothie recipe that's loaded with tons of protein and easy-to-digest ingredients that will hydrate and energize you all morning long! Makes 1 smoothie.
You just finished 3 sets in the sweltering heat, and all you can think about is gulping down a huge glass of ice-cold water... but your body needs more than good ol' H2O to recover. This delicious smoothie is made with fresh, juicy watermelon, which studies have shown can relieve muscle soreness; strawberries, which offer carbs to restore energy; hydrating cucumber; electrolyte-packed coconut water; and protein powder to heal those hard-worked muscles. Makes 1 smoothie.
These protein and carb-packed energy bars make the perfect snack to grab while you're getting ready for a match, or for when you need to refuel after one. Almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds satisfy your hunger, while honey and dates will give you the carbs you need while you sweat. The recipe makes 20 bars. **If your bars aren't holding together well, let the pan cool and refrigerate before cutting into squares.
Many pre-match snacks involve too much prep time, but this quick fix will help you reserve all your energy for the courts. These peanut butter protein balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer the ideal blend of protein and carbs you need before a tough match. Make these the night before, and pop a couple an hour beforehand.
Quick to prepare and high in fiber, rolled oats make the perfect nutrient-rich breakfast that offers the energy you need to power through your morning match. While this recipe is great to share with friends, it's just as delicious if you're eating solo. Simply divide all the ingredients by four for a single-serving portion.
Craving something crunchy and nutty but don't want all the calories and fat that come along with straight-up peanut butter? Here's a sweet low-cal alternative that's also high in protein (over eight grams per serving!). This filling and fun-looking snack is great for a pre-match or post-workout snack -- and it's even sweet enough to satisfy your dessert cravings!