Breakfast Ideas

What to Eat After a Workout

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Your workout is complete, time for a treat! Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or just keep active, exercise is no doubt part of your plan for the day. Do you usually head straight for the fridge after that last rep? Here are a
few ideas you can try if you’re struggling to decide what to eat after a workout.



Cereals with skimmed milk

You’ve put all that effort into your workout, you deserve an easy post-workout meal. Nothing easier than pouring milk on your favourite cereals. You don’t even have to worry about washing the bowl afterwards. If you like to simplify your post-workout routine, our Box Bowls cereal packs will save you time and energy. Just add milk to the bag in the box and dig in. It’s that simple!


Overnight oats

When it's a busy morning and you've just managed to squeeze in a short cardio session, eating something after exercise is often pushed aside. Luckily, all the planning for what to eat after your workout can take place the night before, saving you a few precious minutes the next morning. Overnight oats are the food fad that doesn’t seem to go away, and for good reason. They’re easy to make, delicious and provides grains, fruits and dairy in each spoonful.

If you’re not sure where to start, try our simple recipe, Cheerios Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Cereal and Porridge. It takes only minutes to make and can be stored in the fridge, ready to be enjoyed as a post-workout meal the next day.



No workout seems complete without the trusted smoothie by your side. They’re perfect for busy people looking to add more nutritious ingredients to their meals and are versatile enough to cater to many different tastes. And if you’re planning an intense training session, there’s nothing better to help you refuel for the day ahead than a smoothie.

When it comes to smoothies, the rule is that there are no rules. If you’re stuck for ideas, just simply opening the fridge door will get you inspired. Mangos, spinach, bananas, kiwis – grab them all, put them into a blender with your favourite type of milk and a few seconds later you’ve got a post-workout meal you can drink.

If you don’t have a favourite smoothie recipe yet and the riddle of what to eat after a workout still remains a mystery, check out our easy recipe ideas!



An athlete’s life is made of early mornings and lots of training, so they’ll surely have a helpful tip or two for the occasional gym-goer. Have you ever wondered what professional athletes choose to eat once their workout is done? Here are the amazing Paralympians giving us a sneak peek into their routine.

Now that you have your post-workout meal sorted, why not give your breakfast an extra boost with our top ideas for cereal toppings.

Did you know that Nestle Cereals are proud partners of the British Paralympians? There are plenty of reasons to find out more about Nestle Cereals and ParalympicsGB partnership.

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