• Aria Zoner

4 Superfood Snack Recipes for the Trail


In this post I'll be sharing 4 meals that have consistently sustained my energy levels and have time & again satisfied my hunger as I've been out adventuring on, and training for, long-distance trails. These Superfood Snack Recipes are easy to prepare ahead of time; and best of all, each of them can be modified to create almost limitless flavors and combinations. With a little bit of trial & error, a personalized and perfected blend can be found.



Let's begin with breakfast then work our way towards dessert...

4 Superfood Snack Recipes for the Trail

Recipe 1: POWER OATS

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Organic Oats (whole or quick)

  • 2-5 tbsp. Fresh-ground Flax (Skip for Resupply Boxes)

  • 2-5 tbsp. Chia Seeds

  • 1/4 cup Diced Organic Dried Fruits (Apple, Figs, Bananas, etc.)

  • Small handful of Organic Dried Berries (Blueberries, Cranberries, Raisins, etc.)

  • 10-20 dashes of Cinnamon

  • 3-5 dashes of Ginger

  • 2-4 dashes of Cardamon & Clove

  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil

  • Honey (Optional)

  • Vanilla Powder (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients into a bowl or pot

  2. Add ~16oz of near-boiling water

  3. Stir then add-in more water if needed

  4. Wait 2-5 minutes before enjoying

Great replacement for:

  • Quaker Oat Packets

  • Dry Granola

  • Cereal or Energy Bars

Recipe 2: KALE CHIPS

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of Kale per 1-2 days

  • Large pinch of Sea Salt

  • 20-30 dashes of Curry Powder

  • 3-5 dashes of Cayenne

  • 1/4-1/2 cup Tahini (Optional)

  • 1 cup Zucchini & 1 cup Red Pepper - Blended (Optional)

  • 1 tbsp. of Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Wash Kale thoroughly & leave wet

  2. Strip from center stalk & place pieces into a large bowl

  3. Add other ingredients then drizzle-on the olive oil

  4. Mix by kneading (Gloves recommended here)

  5. Place onto dehydrator trays

  6. Dry at 120 degrees overnight - or until crispy

Great replacement for:

  • Salads

  • Chips

  • Crackers

Recipe 3: TRAIL FUDGE

Ingredients:

  • A mix of prepared nut butters (Almond, peanut, cashew, etc.)

  • 2 tbsp. Raw Cacao Nibs

  • 1 heaping tsp. Raw Cacao Powder

  • Shaved Cacao Butter

  • 5-10 dashes of Cinnamon

  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Powder (Optional)

  • 1 tsp. Raw Honey (Optional)

  • 1-2 tsp. Bee Pollen (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a jar or container

  2. Stir until spices are dissolved

  3. Serve as a dip or spread

Great replacement for:

  • Plain Nut Butters

  • Candy Bars

  • Empty Calorie Sugar-based Chocolate or Fudge

Recipe 4: PROTEIN SHAKE

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Amazing Grass Raw Reserve (Or similar base)

  • 1 tsp. Raw Cacao Powder

  • 1/2 tsp. Maca Powder

  • 1/2 tsp. Lucuma Powder

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Spirulina Powder

  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Powder (Optional)

  • 1 tsp. Raw Honey (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients into a shaker jar and add 12-16oz of water

  2. Shake until powders have dissolved

  3. Serve immediately

Great replacement for:

  • Dairy-based Protein Shake Mixes

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast Mix

  • Nestle Quik

I hope these Superfood Snack Ideas get your creative juices flowing, especially when it comes to #foodforthetrail.


Which one was your favorite?


For more of my favorite Recipes for the Trail, or to submit one of your own, check out my feed at Whole Food Hiker.


Until next time...this is Aria Zoner, inviting you to go big but snack bigger!


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