I recently found Kazana Bars. They are raw, with fruits, nuts and flax seeds BUT they also have ginger and turmeric in each bar. The surprise factor is presence of Chyawanprash - an ancient herbal preserve made from Amla berry which is revered for its health promoting properties, in each bar. With no processed sugar and Gluten free they come in exotic flavors like Chai, Curry, Pistachio, Mango coconut and Cocoa chip. Do try them!
I highly believe that food should be avoided for an hour after any sports activities, including vigorous yoga practices. This is due to the fact that blood and nutrients are still in the muscle tissues, so if one consumes anything straight after, there will be nothing left to reach the stomach. Sounds logical, right? A hit of protein shake though might be a good idea as it is easier to digest, however it all depends on the sort of activity, its intensity and duration.
Lara Bars are a great protein/carbohydrate combo. They are made just from fruits and nuts, so they don't contain any processed sugar, which can cause blood sugar spikes for those of us with hypoglycemia. Plus, they taste GREAT!
you can also bake oatmeal cookies with nuts, dates, etc and eat those without a lot of fuss or time
I have a soya protien shake straight after Mysore and I find this keeps me going for at least 1 and 1/2 hours until I am able to have my breakfast. I find the hit of protien straight after Mysore has helped my muscle to repair and recover much quicker.
I like to half a banana before class and the other half is then mashed into cooked oats with water and tahini and honey afterwards, mmmmmmm
Very good article and I intend to put it to use tomorrow -- however, for someone who is on the run and doesn't have the option of oatmeal -- can tiy recommend a particular protein bar or shake?