Everywhere you look, you will see gobs of snack ideas and recipes for pre-workout snacks. However, not all of those ideas are suitable for the vegan athlete. Fueling your body with the proper nutrients is especially important before a big workout. Here are ten vegan pre-workout snacks that will propel you into overdrive the next time you hit the gym.
1. Vegan raw chocolate pudding
This one takes some advance preparation, but it is well worth it. It is creamy, dreamy, delicious, and healthy too. Thanks to the raw cacao powder, banana, and avocado, it has the perfect amount of sweetness along with a sublime texture that only tastes sinful.
To make it, take 1 large ripe banana, 2 ripe avocados, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa (or cacao) powder, 1/2 cup of organic peanut butter, and either 4 pitted dates or 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup and put these all in your food processor. Blend until it becomes smooth and creamy. Add dairy-free milk to adjust the consistency to your liking. Divide this into portions to chill for a few hours or overnight.