Trying to find the perfect pre/post workout snack can be an absolute minefield! But, it doesn’t have to be, with some research and patience you will be able to create your own tastebud tantalising workout treats in no time!

You can of course purchase your snacks, but where is the fun in that! On top of that, you never really know quite what is going into them, however, when you make your own treats you will know exactly what you’re putting into your body.

When you make your own snacks you can tailor them to your preferences. For instance, if you don’t have time for snacks why not create your own energising juice or smoothie. There are thousands of options available and to make it even easier, we have compiled a list of our top 4 workout snacks, that are not only incredibly simple to make but even tastier to eat!

Peanut & Date Treat

Is there anything better than peanut butter? Well, we think we may have found it! Pair up this nutty spread with the sweet, delicate dates for a tantalising snack before, after or during your workout.

All you need to do is slice your date in half and spread on some peanut butter, if you prefer you could use cashew butter or almond butter, then pop them in a sandwich bag and store in the fridge. You can then take these tasty titbits with you to the gym and as soon as the urge for a snack arrives you will be ready with these healthy sweet treats.

Devilish Eggs

The humble egg is packed with protein and if you prefere something a little more savoury, why not spread some hummus on your hard boiled egg, not only is this snack packed with nearly 9 grams of protein, but it is incredibly tasty too. Including the yolk will also help if you have tweaked any muscles that need repairing.

Simple Chickpeas

Chickpeas are one of the most simple yet delicious snacks you can make. Simply open the tin, pop on some lemon juice and start snacking! If you prefer a crunch, why not give your chickpeas a spritz with some olive oil and top off with some fiery chilli powder, pop them in the oven for 25 minutes and bam, you have a healthy peanut alternative.

A ¼ of a cup of chickpeas can provide up to 30grams of carbohydrates which includes approximately 9 grams of fibre, which keeps your chlesteol levels down while keeping your heart super healthy.

Banana Split in a Cup

This is one of the quickest, most effective recipes. It can be whipped up quickly, making it the perfect snack for someone who is in a rush.

All you need to do is pop some pineapple, almond milk, plain Greek Yoghurt, strawberries with a cup of ice into your blender, and within seconds you will have a smooth, tasty protein rich smoothie that is like a banana split in a glass, without the calories!

These are just a handful of the healthy workout snacks available and whichever recipe you choose you can do so safe in the knowledge that they are just as healthy as they are tasty!