Ever wonder what fitness pros keep in their kitchen to make sure they’re fueled up and ready to power through the toughest workouts? We have, so we pulled together this list to see how some of our favorite fitness gurus stock their kitchens to make sure they’re performing at their best.
Eggs. Packed with protein, eggs help keep you and your muscles feeling energized all day. Instagram phenom Kayla Itsines tells Elle that she loves to start her day off with a couple of slices of “wholemeal toast with a poached egg, avocado with a squeeze of lemon, tomatoes and some baby spinach.” Truly a breakfast worth waking up (and working out) for.
Greek Yogurt. Perfect for breakfast, a quick snack, or as UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey tells Cosmopolitan, dessert, Greek yogurt is a great source of both protein and calcium. For an extra boost and a little crunch, top it with almonds and your favorite fruit.
Avocados. Recent-winner of his sixth Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic, known for his strict eating habits, is a huge proponent of avocados. Whether spread over whole-grain bread, topped with a little salt and pepper, or fired up on the grill, avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, and while they are high in fat, it’s monounsaturated fat, which helps to lower cholesterol.
Nuts. A kitchen staple and personal favorite of Kevin Curry of Fit Men Cook, nuts make for a great snack that actually fills you up rather than leaving you craving more. Whether you’re an almond-lover, walnut fan or cashew fanatic, tree nuts are perfect on their own, mixed into yogurt or combined with oats to make homemade granola.
Water. Nothing like good old H2O to keep you feeling refreshed. And what better endorsement than New York Mets’ Curtis Granderson, who teamed up with Aquafina and Drink Up to encourage more people to drink water more often. A big fan of water, Granderson tells The Examiner that as we all know our bodies are made up of 70 percent water, so why not Drink Up?