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5 Best Vegan Foods To Eat Pre Workout

by Fabian Jackson

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Been wondering what are some good pre-workout food ideas? Keep reading for our favourite plant-based recommendations. 

1. Whole-grain toast with nut butter and banana 

banana and nut butter on toast

This is one of the best pre-workout whole foods for you – the whole-grain bread is made up of steadying complex carbs that are great for balancing blood-sugars; a banana is filled with simple carbs, natural sugar and potassium, good for your muscles; and nut butter is filled with healthy fats!

nut butter

Try out our simple and tasty nut butter recipe.

2. Smoothie with kale 

green smothie

Adding kale to your smoothie before exercise will help you in a number of ways, it will help:

  • Boost your metabolism
  • Elevate stamina and endurance 
  • It’s also great for high-intensity workouts
  • It’s also filled with mood-boosting endorphins

Check out our in-depth guide to 10 reasons you should add kale to your pre-workout smoothie, here!

3. Oats

over night oats

Oats are one of the healthiest grains on the planet, they’re a naturally gluten-free whole grain that’s full to the brim with key vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds! Some of their key skills include aiding weight loss, lowering blood sugars, lowering cholesterol and even reducing the risk of heart disease. Their nutritional composition is well balanced, with great quantities of fibre, carbs, fats and protein. 

For an effortless way to enjoy oats pre-exercise, try our recipe for creamy overnight oats.

4. Protein pancakes 


The combination of complex carbs that slowly release energy, healthy fats, fruit sugars and, of course, protein here have you covered no matter the type of exercise you’ve got planned!

Find your new favourite vegan protein pancake recipe here.

5. Fresh fruit


Natural fruit sugars, vitamin C and antioxidant properties are on offer in so many fresh fruits and berries. 

  • Fruit sugars are simple carbs that give you a burst of energy 
  • Vitamin C can aid recovery time, decrease fatigue and boost metabolism
  • And antioxidants will help to prevent cell damage

Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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