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Nutrition coach Laura Agar Wilson shares five quick, healthy snack ideas and a tasty smoothie recipe.

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Greek yoghurt is high in protein, so perfect for helping those muscles to repair and rebuild after a swim.

Pears are a brilliant food for before and after a swim. They provide  potassium for electrolyte balance and help to replenish your energy stores. And they contain more soluble fibre than apples, so support a healthy gut and energy balance.

Dates are a great pre-workout snack as they are high in natural sugars, which will give you extra energy. They are also easy to digest, so shouldn’t feel heavy in your tummy before a swim.

Plain porridge oats are a wholegrain high in healthy, slow-release carbohydrates to keep your energy levels up.

Almond butter is not only delicious, but is ideal for post-swim snacks as almonds are a good source of protein and healthy fats that will support your muscle toning and keep you feeling full and satisfied. Try it on oat cakes.

 

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This delicious, filling drink includes several of our fuel foods as well as potassium-rich banana for the ideal post-swim snack.

Makes 1 serving

• ½ a banana
• 1 handful of fresh or frozen berries
• 2 heaped tablespoons of oats
• ¼ cup of Greek yoghurt
• 1 tbsp. almond butter
• 1/2 cup of water to blend

Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve immediately.

Laura Agar Wilson is a health & nutrition coach. Read her blog at wholeheartedlyhealthy.com

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