It’s not a good idea to forego eating altogether before you ski, especially if you have plans to hit the fresh powder for the better part of your day. If you go without eating, you could end up feeling dizzy or having other issues that affect your ability to safely ski or maintain your level of performance. On the other hand, you don’t want to overdo it with a heavy meal before you ski. The snow sports pros from ASO Mammoth, the premier spot on the mountain for Mammoth ski rentals, gear, and repair service, offer these suggestions for what you should eat before skiing.
A quick, easy way to get some added energy before you ski is to have a healthy, nutrient-rich drink. One tasty option is a smoothie that fills you up and provides a boost in essential nutrients. Possibilities for pre-skiing smoothies include:
• Fruit-rich smoothies with bananas, mangos, pineapple, or berries
• Veggie-based smoothies with spinach, kale, carrots, or any other veggies you prefer
• Smoothies enhanced with protein-rich additions like oatmeal and Greek yogurt
Whole Grain Cereal with Fruit
According to Eatthis.com, a whole grain cereal sprinkled with fruit for added nutrients and flavor can be an effective way to get your body ready for a day of skiing. Just pick your favorite whole grain cereal, add milk, top it off with a sliced banana or some berries, and you’ll be all set.
Eggs & Oatmeal
This combo will give you a quick, tasty infusion of the protein and nutrients required to keep the muscles needed for skiing healthy and strong. Cook one or two eggs any way you prefer and complement them with a bowl of oatmeal. You can supplement the nutritional value and flavor of your oatmeal by adding fresh berries or even a cup of cottage cheese to the top.
Toast with a Healthy Topping
If you tend to rush around when you’re getting ready for a day of skiing, you may prefer something you can make and eat fairly quickly. You can’t get more fast and easy than toast. You can still get an energy boost from this option if you top your toasted whole grain bread with healthy toppings, which could include:
• Guacamole combined with organic turkey or chicken
• Sliced or mashed avocados
• Mashed or sliced bananas
• Nut butter or berry jam
• Berries combined with low-fat yogurt
A well-stuffed tuna wrap is another fairly quick way to get some extra nutrients and energy before you ski. One option is to use a wheat tortilla and fill your wrap with tuna, lettuce, and cheese. You can even add peanut butter or sliced apples for added tang or crunch.
Healthy Chili or Stew
You’ll get plenty of nutrients and energy plus enough flavor and sustenance before you ski if you go with healthy chili or stew options. For instance, you might have chili packed with an assortment of veggies. With stew, beef can be combined with veggies and spices to give you all the nutrition you’ll need for skiing.
It’s critical to give your body the fuel it needs before you hit the slopes, and with these healthy food choices, you can ski at your body’s peak function. After you’ve satisfied your nutritional needs, stop by ASO Mammoth on your way to the mountain. We can fit you out with the latest gear, give your skis a machine wax, and provide you with the best ski rentals in Mammoth. Drop by or give us a call at 760-965-3444.