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Our Favorite Post-Spin Eats

Where to fuel up before or after your ride in Fenway, Southie, and Harvard Square

CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE

If 45 minutes in the saddle has a way of revving up your appetite, we have the answer: great eats, right around the corner. Fortunately, here at HB, we’re lucky to be surrounded by tons of top restaurants in Southie, Fenway, and Harvard Square, but these 13 are some of our faves — plus, they’re all within walking distance of the studios.

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Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

Fueling up before raving the bar is the key to any successful spin class. A mix of easy to digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fluids will rev up your energy to keep you fired up for our entire 45 minute high intensity cardio session.

Need some ideas on what to munch on? We have it covered! 

Banana Nibblers 

Potassium rich foods, such as banbanana nibblersanas, are essential pre workout snacks to make up for all that sweat you’ll lose in class. Paired with some peanut butter? The delicious combination gets your muscles ready to cycle on. For a special twist, create banana nibblers.

Ingredients: 5 medium ripe bananas, 1tbsp. all natural peanut butter, 2 oz. nonfat vanilla yoghurt

Directions: Mash 1 banana, peanut butter, and vanilla yoghurt in a bowl, slice the other 4 bananas into half-inch thick slices, smear the mixture on half the banana slices and top with the other halves creating banana sandwiches, freeze for at least 2 hours

High Protein Smoothie smoothie

Short on time? Quickly blend together a high protein smoothie. We’re a huge fan of this easy to make vanilla smoothie that hits just the right spot.

Ingredients: ½ cup vanilla almond milk, ½ cup water, ½ banana, dash of cinnamon, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, ice, 1-2 drops of Stevia (depending on preferred sweetness)

Directions: Combine all ingredients together and blend until smooth

Hard-boiled egg on whole wheat toegg and toastast with sliced avocados

Filling and delicious!

Ingredients: 1 piece of whole wheat toast, 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 hard boiled egg, pinch of salt and pepper

Directions: Toast the bread, spread on the avocado, slice the hard boiled egg, add salt and pepper for taste

Home-made fruit and nut bars

Tip: make a batch for the week and grab nut bars 2one on the go! Easy to make and yummier than a store-bought bar!

Ingredients: 10 dried dates (pitted), 1 cup raw almonds, ¼ cup raisins

Directions: mix all ingredients in a food processor until they form a firm batter, place mixture on plastic wrap and squeeze on a flat surface, wrap tightly and freeze for an hour, cut into individual bars.

Thank you to Fitsugar and Heather’s Dish for the awesome recipes! Click on each image to get the full recipe!