It’s finally Spring…time to go out in nature for a walk or a hike. Especially during a longer walk you use up quite a lot of energy. So what do you need to keep going?
To start with you want to make sure you stay hydrated, so do bring water in a (non plastic) bottle. You’ll lose water through sweating and deeper breathing so take regular sips of water.
If you go on a longer walk you want to bring a snack; something balanced and not too sweet. Sweet snacks give you a burst of energy but make your blood sugar crash soon after that. ‘Balanced’ means that it contains some carbohydrates, but also a decent amount of protein and healthy fat.
Snacks should also be easy to eat on the go and not take a lot of preparation. Ideally they don’t get smashed in your backpack and are light in weight.
So trail mix can be ideal and it’s easy to make your own!
Here’s a recipe. A part could be a handful or a cup or a mug, depending on how much you want to make. You can choose one from each category or mix:
· 2 parts nuts: peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews or Brazil nuts
· 1 part seeds: pumpkin or sunflower seeds
· 1 part dried fruit: dried apple pieces, banana, cranberries, dried apricots
· Bonus: 1 part coconut flakes
· Mix in a pinch of salt to help keep your minerals up.
Wishing you lots of happy walking!
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