Hello Healthy hiking snacks 👋
When you are on the trail you should always bring some tasty snacks to help sustain your body. Your body needs fuel and wants to be fed…clean. Clean ingredients so it can thrive and carry you on the trail.
I always have my day pack ready with a protein bar just in case I do an impromptu hike but I typically like to plan my snacks ahead, especially for longer hikes.
These are a few of our favorite things
💧 🌺 Chia Gel Drink
This one is great…hydrating and full of Omega 3s, which are so nourishing and anti-inflammatory. Chia is a great way to balance our Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. It’s ideal to strive for a 1:1 ratio of 3’s:6’s, but our modern diet is all about those Omega 6’s. But then Mama chia came along to save the day. This amazingly refreshing drink is great for hikes and long days in the sun. I use an old GT’s kombucha bottle for this.
You will need…
- 2-3 tablespoons of chia
- 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice, a great source of natural electrolytes, goodbye 👋 gatorade
- 1 teaspoon of Anima Mundi’s Mangosteen and hibiscus powder for added nutritional benefits (hello vitamin C)
- Fill your bottle 3/4 of the way, cap it, and start to shake vigorously for a minute.
- Wait…and repeat until the chia starts to Gel up
- Once it’s all Gell’n, you can add the rest of your water or top off with your favorite 100% juice like cherry or cranberry.
Aloha Protein Bar
These are the best protein bars we have been able to find so far. It’s a brand that we can trust because the ingredients are clean and they taste really good. 😊 They are organic and have 14 grams of protein and don’t have a lot of unpronounceable ingredients…remember you are what you eat and you vote with your dollar. Support companies that support your health and well being.
What are your favorite protein bars?
Epic Grass Fed 🐄 Jerky
A new favorite trail snack. I am figuring out my diet and strive to eat the best quality food possible as often as I can. The Epic Bars were introduced to us from a friend and they seem to fit the requirements. They are grass fed and really clean and supply 11 grams of protein. They taste really good and nourishing, especially during a long hike.
A few other favorites include
Nuts 🌰 + Seeds
Dates or other dried fruit
What are some of your favorite trail snacks to sustain your body?