Between the seasons of summer and fall, there’s ample opportunity to go on a nature walk. To spend time in the great outdoors, tantalize your senses with the surrounding greenery and get in some exercise – it’s the perfect activity for cleansing the mind and working up a sweat. Since you’ll need plenty of energy for your hike, it’s ideal that you eat a nutritious plant-based meal to give your body fuel to stride through the workout. For those who need an additional boost during the hike, however, it’s best to bring some snacks along for the trip.
Plant-based snacks are great for a hike since they’re loaded with essential vitamins, nutrients and protein that can help your muscles recover and push you to the end of the trek. Here are a few grab-and-go snack ideas to bring on your next hike:
Tahini Crunch Bar
Why add sugar, honey or syrup to a snack when it’s naturally sweet and delicious? This recipe is just as delicious as it is simple to make.
1 cup virgin coconut oil – heated slightly above room temperature
5 tablespoons Hallelujah Diet Raw Carob Powder
1 cup almond butter
1 cup tahini
Pinch of salt if desired
1 to 2 cups unsweetened coconut shreds.
First, prepare your 8-by-8 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
Next, stir the coconut oil, carob powder, almond butter and tahini in a medium bowl until it reaches a textural, yet put-together consistency. Once these ingredients are full integrated, add the coconut shreds