My Favorite Recipes to Stay Healthy as a Figure Skater

Nov 13, 2021

As a figure skater, I am always looking for healthy recipes to keep me fueled while staying in tip-top shape. There are definitely some recipes out there that leave you feeling less than satisfied, don’t worry! Here are my favorite healthy recipes to help you stay on track with your diet and fitness regimen. 

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats.

Ingredients

½ cup oats

½ cup milk of choice

1 T Honey

1 T chia seeds

½ scoop vanilla protein powder

2-3 Strawberries diced

Instructions

  1. In a container add everything but the strawberries and mix until combined. 
  2. Add the strawberries last and lightly mix them in.
  3. Store in the fridge overnight or at least 1 hour.
  4. Enjoy!

Protein Balls

Ingredients

1 cup pitted dates

½ cup coconut flakes

½ cup oats

¼ tsp vanilla

Pinch of ground ginger

Pinch of cinnamon

½ cup crushed pecans

3 T coconut oil

3 scoops vanilla protein

2 T flour

Instructions 

  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 5-10 minutes
  2. Blend dates in a food processor with a splash of water
  3. In another bowl add the date paste, conut, oats, vanilla, spices, pecans and coconut oil and mix till combined.
  4. Next, add the flour and protein powder.
  5. With your hands, roll into 1-balls and store in the refrigerator

Quick Healthy Meals to Fuel and Energize Your Body.

When you’re in a rush, it can be hard to find time to cook healthy meals for yourself. Here are some quick meals that will help you fuel and energize your body without spending too much time in the kitchen!

Banana, Granola, and Yogurt

This is a great pre or post-workout meal! The potassium and carbs from bananas are great to help with muscle recovery and replenishing glycogen stores, and yogurt is a great source of protein!

Avocado Toast with Hemp Seeds and Eggs on Top

If you don’t like protein powders, hemp seeds are full of protein and easy to add to anything. The avocado is a great healthy fat and the toast has carbs to fuel your workout.

Cottage Cheese and Fruit

If you need something quick and easy that is loaded with nutrients, this is my go-to! 

Oatmeal with a Scoop of Protein

Oatmeal never gets boring because you can make it almost any flavor. I like to add protein to mine and fruit with nut butter. 

About the Author

I am a fitness and health content creator with a passion for figure skating, off-ice training, nutrition, and learning to listen to my body. I started figure skating when I was 12 years old and have been hooked ever since. I've competed in regional and national competitions, and have performed in professional shows across the Western United States. I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Excercise Science and use that knowledge to become a better, healthier figure skater. I strive to learn more about how my body works (or doesn't) and share these lessons with other people. I am not afraid of hard work—just ask any of my coaches! It's awe-inspiring what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it.

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