Health

A healthy all-Canadian snack that's great after a workout

After you've finished a tough workout, you need to refuel your body with protein and carbs. Nuts and seeds are one great option for this -- they supply some of the amino acids from protein that we need to be healthy. Granola is another choice, because it has fibre-rice carbs to help you get some energy back. For that reason, Girlnola's granolas and trail mixes are great to have on hand for a tasty and healthy post-workout snack.

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After you’ve finished a tough workout, you need to refuel your body with protein and carbs. Nuts and seeds are one great option for this — they supply some of the amino acids from protein that we need to be healthy. Granola is another choice, because it has fibre-rich carbs to help you get some energy back. For that reason, Girlnola‘s granolas and trail mixes are great to have on hand for a tasty and healthy post-workout snack.

Girlnola founder Stephanie Bonetta created her trail mixes, granolas and truffles because she believed that nutritious snacks don’t have to be bland, and tasty ones don’t have to be loaded with sodium and refined sugars. “My goal was to show people that you can still have fast, delicious snacks, but ones that are super healthy for you,” she said.

Bonetta’s products are vegan, nut-free and gluten-free, and the ingredients are mostly organic and raw. She doesn’t use any refined or processed ingredients, but instead use ones like quinoa, gluten-free oats, hemp seeds, agave, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit. The Berrynana granola has sweetness from the dried banana chips and goji berries, and the Cocorush trail mix combines a bit of sweetness from dark chocolate with protein from almonds and pumpkin seeds to slow down the absorption into your bloodstream.

And to top things off, Girlnola products are made in Canada and use Canadian ingredients when possible, like the hemp seeds. You can buy Girlnola products at stores across Ontario or online, and Bonetta plans to expand soon across Canada and into larger stores.