Food lovers and runners can rejoice, because there’s finally a good snack for the running crowd.
Here are 5 delicious, nutritious and affordable snacks that are sure to delight the running mind and body.
Protein Snacks with Protein Powder (Protein Snacks, £4.99) These protein snacks are so good they might as well be called protein powders.
The secret is that they’re all made of protein, and the mix is super simple to make.
Just mix together a packet of the protein powder and water, then add a little bit of your favourite condiments and you’re ready to go.
These are great for making protein shakes, too, because they’re made from a combination of protein powder, protein powder powder powder, and water.
Protein Protein Snack (Proteinsmart, £5.49) This snack is packed full of protein.
It’s rich in protein, which makes it perfect for a breakfast or snack after a long run.
But the best part is that it’s made of all natural ingredients, so you can feel good about it.
The only preservative you’ll need is baking powder, which means it’s vegan and gluten-free, and contains all the essential amino acids needed for your body to break down the protein and make energy.
Protein Bites (Prairie Mac, £3.79) These are a great option if you want to make your own protein bites.
Just put a packet in a blender and blend it up in about an hour.
They’re great for a quick snack, or you can make them yourself by mixing the protein with milk or some other protein-rich liquid.
Protein Smoothie (Totally Natural Snack, £7.79 or $8.99), also called a Protein Snacker, is a protein shake that contains protein, carbs and fats.
The ingredients are simple: milk, cocoa powder, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar and almond butter.
It takes just a few minutes to make, and it’s ideal for those mornings you’re running for a bit of exercise or a longer run.
Paleo Protein Snacking (Paleo Protein Snackers, £2.99, £1.99 or £1) The best Paleo protein snack is the Paleo Protein snack.
Made with all natural and non-GMO ingredients, these snacks contain no preservatives, dairy or gluten.
These snacks are great to make for the long run, too.
Just make sure you’re mixing them well, because the consistency can be a bit runny.
Vegan Protein Snickers (Vegans Snickers, £8.49, £6.99 and £3) This vegan protein snack has all the ingredients you need to make an easy snack that will fill you up and leave you feeling full.
The mixture of vegan protein powder is mixed with almond butter, maple syrup and apple cider to give a smooth, creamy and filling texture.
You can also use a spoon to mix the batter, but it’s not the same as using a mixer.
It doesn’t take long at all.
Bites of Protein (Tootsie Roll, £9.49), also known as a Bites, are a simple protein shake.
The recipe calls for 1 packet of a blend of peanut butter, almond butter and protein powder (or you can mix it with milk, coconut oil or some vegan protein blend).
Smoothie of the Day (Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Protein Powder, £13.49 or £7) There’s nothing better than a smoothie of your choice.
Mix up some almond butter with peanut butter and enjoy the best smoothie in the world.
It’ll taste amazing and you won’t have to worry about anything else.
Vegan Smoothie or Smoothie Mix (Peanuts, Almonds and Protein, £12.99+) If you want a smoothies for a whole day, this is your go-to.
This smoothie mixes all the elements in one simple, tasty, and creamy recipe.
The blend of almond butter is the main ingredient, and all of the ingredients are vegan.
You just need a blender or food processor to mix it all up. 10.
Protein Cakes (Cakes of the Runner, £14.49+) These vegan smoothies make a delicious breakfast or lunch.
These cakes are filled with a combination or protein shake mix, like almond butter or peanut butter.
They taste great and will leave you full after a few bites.
Protein Crunch (Pinnacle Protein Crunch, £18.99 ) These are a protein powder snack that has all of your daily protein needs covered in one easy-to-make snack.
It contains protein powder that’s free of all animal ingredients and vegan, and so it’s suitable for vegans and vegetarians alike.
You mix all the protein powder ingredients in a bowl and then