There’s nothing like a solid summer hike to immerse yourself in nature and get the blood pumping. But when your diet is plant-based, you’ve got to be sure to keep your energy up with high protein vegan snacks. Nibbling on foods that are rich in protein will keep you from feeling tired, sore, and cranky. This short list takes the guesswork out of vegan snack prep, so before you head into the wild, do yourself (and your pals) a favor by packing a few of these tasty, easy-to-make munchies.
Vanilla & Blueberry Cashew Almond Bars
Protein bars are a staple in any vegan diet. They’re the quickest and easiest way to refresh and refuel, and they’re ultra yummy. Don’t believe us? Just try these flavorful and wholesome protein dense Vanilla & Blueberry Cashew Almond Snack Bars.
Vegan Trail Mix
There’s a reason you should hit the trails with trail mix. It’s healthy, tasty, full of energy-boosting protein, and literally impossible to screw up*. Shout out to The Healthy Maven blog for providing this handy DIY trail mix guide to help get you started.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Black Bean Protein Bars
Have you heard about black bean brownies? These protein dense vegan brownies are so chocolaty and dessert-like you would never guess the main ingredient is beans. This high protein vegan snack is the perfect pick me up mid-hike. They’re also super fun to share — especially when you reveal the secret ingredient.
Vegan Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
These roasted chickpeas are a tried and true VerMints favorite. They’re a high protein vegan food full of fiber, cinnamon health benefits and a whole lotta flavor. Pack a container for your next walk in the woods — you won’t be sorry.
Good Morning Breakfast Cookies
We have so much love for these Good Morning Breakfast Cookies because of how good they make us feel after a good sweat — morning, noon, or night. They’re made of wholesome ingredients like oats, nuts, and dates, and they’re sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup and coconut sugar. When it comes to high protein vegan snacks, these cookies are the summit.
*If you somehow manage to screw up trail mix, please share your story in the comments below!
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