Fitness Friday: Post Workout Fuel

After coming off a hard race this last weekend at the 2013 Wipro San Francisco Marathon, I have been in recovery mode with shorter runs and looking for food and lots of it ๐Ÿ™‚ … at this point I am not sure if I eat to run or run to eat. I think at this point I run to eat. A couple of days ago I was introduced to Chobani, a Greek yogurt that contains only natural ingredients. Okay, so my first question when looking into it, why yogurt? What are the benefits? How could this really help me after a hard workout or any workout for that matter. Well the first thing that caught my eye was the fact that in a 6 oz cup, there are 13-18 grams of protein. As many of you know the ability to get protein back into the body after a hard run or other workout helps with the recovery process. Post workout fuel for me is just as or probably more important than pre-workout fueling.ย 

Along with the protein, their products are certified gluten free and most importantly delicious! Granted I have only tried 2 (mango & peach) of the 13 flavors that the friendly folks at Chobani have kindly provided me with, I think each one will be as delightful as the previous. Another thing I found out in just the last 2 days is that my one year old son loves this stuff! Since it is made with all natural products I am comfortable with him having a few bites of it.

What is your post workout food? Have you ever tried Greek yogurt?

I hope everyone has a good weekend.


14 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: Post Workout Fuel

  1. I've tried greek yogurt before, but I honestly never thought of it until now as a race recovery food! But it makes a lot of sense! Thanks for sharing the info!

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  2. You are welcome. Have a fun fitness friday and weekend.

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  3. I have greek yogurt every day ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like low fat chocolate milk for my recovery drink.

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  4. chocolate milk makes my tummy hurt ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  5. In my pre-vegan days I definitely ate Greek yogurt! Now my post-workout fuel is a chocolate flavored Vega shake made with almond milk.

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  6. Awesome job on the WIPRO marathon!! I want to do it next year! Rest & refuel ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. LOVE Chobani Greek yogurt! Glad you discovered it…I think it's delicious!

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  8. I love chobani, but I find the flavour ones are just way too high in carbs, so I usually just get the plain and add my own fruit.

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  9. I love almond milk, it is delicious!

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  10. thank you. You should put it on your race list for 2014. It will be ran in July.

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  11. I can see where it might be high for some. But the protein content is amazing in just 6 oz of it.

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  12. I love chobani. I think it's my fav greek yogurt right now. I usually want citrus or salty after a run, but I'll try yogurt!

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  13. I love Greek yogurt. When I first started running last year, I was putting a dollop of the stuff in my pre-run oatmeal for added protein. That was when I was boiling it with water. Now that I'm using milk. I've actually swapped organic skim milk in for the yogurt.

    I might have to try both at some point. That'd be a fun texture! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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