I am always looking for a little something to eat pre-workout(60 -90 minutes before arriving at the gym), which will be digested pretty quickly and qualify as real food.
When I don't adhere to these two criteria, I can hit a wall energetically. If I choose a pre-workout snack or meal that requires a slower digestive period or select processed foods packed with sugar (smoothies and energy bars can be culprits) pre-workout, my body inevitably gets stuck pumping blood to my stomach (to support digestion) while simultaneously, pumping blood to my muscles. I get light-headed for lack of blood flow to the brain and hit a wall.
To avoid a crash like this, I have come to relish my acid-free herbal coffee from Teeccino served with a sprouted blueberry waffle topped gently with raw nut butter and super seeds (chia and hemp.) It is nutrient-packed, plant-powered party on a plate!