Dates with a little Whole Earth Peanut Butter (or any other natural peanut butter) spread on them - packed with protein, carbs and goodness. Dates also have great iron content so are fab for us ladies who are slightly anaemic to munch on :)
A medium bowl of greek yoghurt and agave syrup - in my opinion, this is soooo much nicer than greek yoghurt with honey. The agave is much mellower and has a lower gi than honey. It's also vegan (and obviously, if you're vegan you'll swap the greek yoghurt for some soya yoghurt)
A humble banana. Not too big mind you, and not too ripe (or too underripe) - a little banana can be an excellent pre work out snack packed full of body fuelling carby-goodness :)
A small handful of dried mango. I have to limit myself with this as it's so easy to eat a whole bag of it. It's like gummy sweets but healthy!! Yum Yum! Excellent energy boost and packed with vitamins too!
A handful of nuts - my favourites are cashews so they're the most likely to be in our kitchen but you can go for whatever you like.
Finally and most importantly......
A lovely big glass of water, squash or diluted fruit juice. This is especially important if you're exercising first thing! You must replenish your body's fluid supplies after a good nights sleep! Even if you aren't exercising first thing, it's still a great idea to drink before you go (although not too close to leaving the house as if you're anything like me you'll be desperate for a wee about 30 seconds after leaving the house!).
What are your favourite pre-workout snacks?
(Also, bonus points for whoever gets the Mario reference in this post's title)