After a workout, it's important to refuel the body with nourishing food in order to help keep your metabolism going. According to Shape Magazine, eating 30 minutes after your workout will help rebuild your muscles for recovery, speed up your metabolism and maximize your energy. Try incorporating more carbohydrates and protein like these below.
Almond Butter Toast
After a tough workout (like HIIT), it's good to refuel with carbohydrates. Having a piece of toast or bagel with nut butter is a delicious snack.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are versatile and offer nutrients any way you cook them--hard-boiled, scrambled, poached, or fried.
If you're looking for something a little bit lighter, smoothies are one of the most satisfying post-workout meals, especially after a hot yoga class. Refuel your body with fruits and vegetables, and don't forget to add in some of these ingredients: nut butter, protein powder, chia seeds, milk of your choice.