Awesome pre OR post workout snack option! Although I prefer homemade granola (less fat, you know the ingredients and less sugar), granola and trail mix are made up of carbohydrates, fats and protein which is ALL nutrient-based calories. Most granolas and trail mixes have a little sugar or honey in them, giving you the “satisfied” feeling for “sweet treat indulgence” but also supply the body with the energy it needs to perform at its best. Both of these options have endless varieties, whether you buy them pre-made or make your own. Just be cautious about store-bought trail mixes, because a lot of them contain extra sugar (candy) or salt, which I try to avoid in my diet.
Make sure you FUEL YOUR BODY (I know, I say this way too much!), giving it the proper nutrients to get you through your workout. If your body isn’t fueled properly (or at all L), it won’t perform at its best, and can leave you feeling fatigued, tired quickly or lead to a possible injury. You want your body to have enough NUTRIENT-BASED calories to let you power through your workout, so make sure you eat BEFORE you workout, (at least 30 minutes before so you can allow the nutrients to digest) and AFTER your workout… Your body will thank you later!