Whether you’re an athlete or just gluten sensitive or have celiac disease, it is a must to go gluten-free. Obviously, it is a lot harder for athletes to know what to eat and how to remain on a gluten-free diet. This is the main reason why our recipes are focussed on improving their performance and boosting the energy levels of all athletes.
Protein Shake Guaranteed to Offer Nice Almond Blast
This Almond Blast shake assists athletes such as football players, tennis and rugby players consume lots of protein, which is crucial for muscle development.
What You Need
1 ½ cups of almond milk, soy milk or low-fat milk
2 scoops of gluten-free vanilla-flavoured protein powder
½ cup of gluten-free oats
12 almonds – slivered
½ cup of raisins
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
How to Make Your Shake
In a blender blend together all the ingredients and once chilled serve in a nice glass. The Almond Blast shake is perfect for just before you start training or as a quick energy replacement after a match or hard training session.
Athlete Protein Snacks
Snacks athletes can take with them or pack for during the day is always a great way to keep their energy levels high, and one of the best post or pre-workout snacks are the Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Ball. These are easy to make and uses most ingredients you have already in your home. The mixing of ingredients takes only a few minutes the balls would need to be placed in the fridge for around 30 minutes. If you make quite a big batch on weekends, your energy snacks for the week is sorted, and you get to spend more time training.
Energy bars also make a great healthy snack for kid’s lunch boxes and provide everyone with a satisfying snack that now only offer lots of minerals and vitamins but also all the necessary antioxidants. These need no baking, and the ingredients are not expensive, to add a different flavour 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon can be added or even a cup of pitted cherries, cashew nuts or some honey. Gluten-free diets are a lot easier to follow due to the wide range of products now available at most health and grocery stores, although the best and most affordable way is to actually make your own bars.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls
Natural peanut butter – 1/2 cup
Gluten-free rolled oats – 1 cup
Chia seeds about 2 tablespoons full
1/3 cup of honey
Gluten-free chocolate protein powder measure 1 tablespoon full
How to Make Your Protein Balls
Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl, once well mixed-use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and put it into the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Once chilled make balls and leave these in the fridge for easy access to the tastiest protein balls all week long.