Raw Snacks: Lightweight, Energizing Hiking-Food

Raw foods are my favorite snacks to bring with me on days I have a lot to do, as well as long days hiking.

So, I’m always looking to try new brands and products to find the most delicious and most inspiring raw snacks out there.


Today, when I stopped by Sunshine Foods in St. Helena today to pick up a Coco Polo stevia chocolate bar for a candy bar recipe (delicious, exciting!), I picked up these yummy new raw crackers to bring hiking.

They’re the best tasting raw crackers I’ve tried so far. I love the sunflower seed/spirulina combo for the chlorophyll, sustaining healthy fats, and protein. Inspiring!

I also grabbed a bag of Pachamama Raw Kale Chips.

cheeepsAnother lightweight, high-energy hiking snack! Really, though, I just needed a crunchy snack and vegetables at the same time. Solutions!

I still love the Quite Cheezy Kale Chips by Kaia Foods more (copycat recipe coming soon), but these were tangy and delicious–so much so I might’ve eaten the whole bag…

It’s important to stay hydrated when you eat dehydrated foods, so I try to make it interesting.

My New Favorite Hydrating Beverage:

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Bragg’s Sweet Stevia Apple Cider Vinegar Drink. Nutritious, balancing, and energizing.

Did I mention it’s a brilliant immune-boost, too?

Today I made my own by filling up the old bottle with about 2 Tablespoons of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and just enough Stevia to make it sweet. I filled the bottle to the top with ice cold water and kept it in the fridge until I left the house. Ice cold, refreshing, and so. good. 

And this afternoon, I made and enjoyed this:

image (46)Raw Cacao Mousse with Maca–Low-Glycemic, High-Protein, Vegan, Energizing, Anti-Oxidizing,  and unfairly delicious.

The perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

This Raw Cacao Mousse is amazing as a dessert (impresses any guest), and still healthy and sustaining enough to be eaten for breakfast!

Recipe coming soon.

Sunny hiking to you, and Enjoy!