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Q&A: Pre-Workout Snack for Early Risers


Q: I work out at 5:30 a.m. right after I wake up. I have breakfast after my workout. What would be a great pre-workout snack or shake? — Lauren, Yarmouthport, MA

A: There are lots of possibilities. Here are a five to get you going:

  • Peanut butter and a banana
  • A bar with about 10 grams of protein and 30 grams of carbs (Myoplex lite, Clif Builder Bar)
  • Chocolate milk
  • Toast with peanut butter
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein with 8 oz of orange juice—a Mark Verstegen favorite

Tags: Snacks, Q&A, Breakfast