The 3 Best Booster Snacks That’ll Power You Through Any Workout

Even better, they taste AMAZING!


Anita Bhagwandas |

Your energy is waning and the last thing you want to do is exercise. But what if we told you that we’ve got healthy bites to give you that much-needed jolt of power to get through any workout? Plus: They’re way tastier than you think. Read on…

1/ Chia Seeds

Why: A big cause of mid-workout meltdown is dehydration – and chia seeds absorb 10 to 12 times their weight in water. “They support electrolyte balance, which alters as you sweat. Keeping that balance is vital for a supercharged workout,” says personal trainer Tom Clarke.

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Scoff it: Blend a scoop of powdered chia seeds with water, half a chopped apple and a handful of kale. It looks like a pond, but it tastes good.

2/ Banana And Nut Butter

Why: The banana has been demonised as being high in kilojoules, but its natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – give an instant ongoing boost. “Two give enough energy for a 90-minute workout,” says personal trainer Albert Wright. “But offset it with protein.” Step it up with cashew nut butter.

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Scoff it: Spread a slice of rye bread with a teaspoon of cashew butter and top with sliced banana. Then attack that weights area.

3/ Almonds And Gogi Berries

Why: Almonds contain potassium to keep your electrolytes steady, they’re protein rich. Team them with goji berries – a natural form of sugar – for fuel. Eight nuts to six berries provides the perfect protein/sugar ratio.

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Scoff it: For a tasty shake, blend goji berries with 200ml warm almond milk and one teaspoon of energising maca powder.

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