The food you eat before and after exercising is crucial to get the most out of your workouts, and to stay on track with your fitness goals. Pre-workout: You’re fueling your body up. You need to prep it for the physical stress you’re about to put it through. Post-workout: You need to replenish your body so it can recover and rebuild from the workout you just crushed. 

Resilience CBD, a CBD brand designed specifically for athletes, has a growing library of healthy recipes that incorporate their CBD. Not only do they taste great, but they also add an extra anti-inflammatory boost that you may not be getting enough of otherwise. Below are a few great pre/post-workout recipes to get you started!  

PRE-WORKOUT: Orange Honey CBD Overnight Oats

Unless you eat a few hours before working out, you should try to stick to something on the lighter side, that’s also high in carbs. Oats are especially great pre-workout food because they release slowly, keeping your energy levels high throughout your whole workout. The CBD oil is an awesome addition to keep you focused and feeling refreshed after.  If you’re a morning gym-goer, this is perfect to grab on the go. 

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Ingredients: 

½ cup oats
½ cup preferred milk 
1 mL Orange Rise CBD Oil
1 tsp raw honey
½ tbs peanut butter for an extra protein boost
1 or ½  banana 

Instructions: 

Add oats, followed by the wet ingredients into a bowl or glass. Stir lightly so the Oats are completely wet.

Store in your fridge overnight. Top with bananas and/or other fruit in the morning. 

*Yields 1 large serving* 

POST WORKOUT 

Eating immediately after a workout is a must. You need to restore your depleted glycogen levels and load up with protein so you are able to recover and build muscle. 

Recipe: Strengthening CBD Smoothie

Smoothies are a quick, easy, and effective post-workout meal. This one is packed with protein and stabilizes your sugar levels, while the CBD works to fight inflammation. The greek yogurt also makes for a creamy, indulgent treat!  

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Ingredients: 

1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
½ cup preferred milk
¼ cup chopped peaches
¼ cup mango
1 banana
1 mL Citron Zest or Orange Rise CBD Oil 
1 tbsp hemp hearts
¾ cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt 

Add ingredients to a blender, mix, and voilà

*Yields 1 large smoothie* 

Recipe: CBD Lemon Pepper Chicken Bowl

If you’re feeling something a little heavier than a smoothie, this easy meal provides an awesome source of recovery boosting nutrients that work with the CBD to promote muscle growth and healing, so you can go just as hard in the gym tomorrow. 

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Ingredients: 

1 chicken breast
¾ cup broccoli
¾ cup chopped zucchini
¾ cup chopped brussel sprouts
1 mL Citron Zest CBD Oil
1 tbs olive oil
¼ lemon
⅔ cup cooked quinoa
1 tsp salt, pepper, lemon pepper 
1 tsb lemon juice 

Instructions: 

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste until cooked through, about 5-8 minutes
  2. Set chicken aside. Cut half of your lemon into thinly sliced pieces.
  3.  Add veggies, CBD, and thinly sliced lemon to the pan. Stir and sprinkle lemon pepper, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Turn skillet to medium-low, add quinoa, the juice of the remaining lemon, and the chopped chicken.
  5. Stir until fully mixed, and pour into a plate or dish. 

*Yields 1 large serving*