via Daily Prompt: Hike

When someone says:’ Go take a hike!’ Your response should always be ‘CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!’ and here at Modern Food Explorer, we are going to tell you what the best foods are to help you complete that unofficial, yet totally official challenge.

first off are the energy boosting foods. Things that naturally give you that initial caffeine-like jolt that makes you feel like Usain Bolt( holy crap, can someone say rapping career?)

First up is apples. Like what its just fruit! Like what, shut up Karen, it works.

Apples contain natural sugars, but as everyone knows, sugar makes you a lot more energetic. But it also contains a few b-vitamins, which are responsible for making your metabolism go.

Next is Matcha powder. Like what is it? Like, how about delicious. But forreals, Matcha in short is powdered green tea. It contains a high level of caffeine, as well as a bunch of antioxidants. Add it to your morning hike oatmeal or granola. However you may want to take a pooper scooper shovel with you… Caffeine is a natural diuretic.

How about long term energy sustainability?

Look no further than granola! Make it yourself though… Ya’ll dont know what kind of chemicals they be putting in them boxes. Oatmeal is a carbohydrate, but a healthy one. One that will not betray you, or your intestines. Its full of fiber, which will help you feel fuller. It is also slower and more steady releasing with energy, so no random spikes, then all the sudden tiredness. Click here for a fast, lazy person friendly granola recipe. (spoiler, it involves a microwave. Mucho intrigued I know)

Next, fill up on dem nuts! Peanuts, almonds, pistachios. All of them are full of protein, and fiber. They will help refill your body with the protein being used up with all your fabulous hiking adventures. Again, slow releasing, so you wont feel like you’ve had 1,000 cc’s of caffeine, but you wont feel lethargic either.

Hope you all enjoy your hiking! Remember to where bug spray, bring a GPS, a friend, and amazing snacks provided by Modern Food Explorer!

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