As you gear up for summer camping and road trips, and pack your bags for outdoor music festivals or that family reunion, it’s easy to get off track with your healthy diet. The last thing you want to do is heat up your oven or stove, and you’re rarely even home. Luckily, eating clean doesn’t have to be a chore. Pack foods that are rich in these nutrients to nourish you no matter where your adventures take you.
Protein is not just required to maintain and support muscle development but also for nearly every function of the body. Protein helps to keep your blood sugar stable, provide sustained energy, and allows you to feel fuller longer. It’s not just found in meat, dairy or eggs. Simply add nutrient-dense, plant-based options, such as nuts, seeds, beans and organic soy. Nuts and seeds are convenient to pack and don’t spoil easily—perfect for family trips.
Numerous recognized studies have linked omega-3 intake with important wellness benefits including support for heart, brain and joint health. As an added bonus, they also help your skin look radiant—something you’ll love as the weather forces you to show more skin. Look for potent plant-based sources of omega-3s, such as chia, flax and hemp seeds. Sprinkle them on your smoothie or salad for a summery treat that’s rich in omega-3s.*
Luckily, now is the time of year when a salad seems more appetizing than a rich, hot meal. If you’re worried about finding greens on your travels, pack pre-cut carrots, celery and radishes. Greens supplements can also be beneficial when you’re on-the-go.
Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t
Is it possible to find these nutrients and more in one, convenient source? Yes—in Vega One. Made from plant-based, whole food ingredients, just one serving of Vega One provides 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals, 15 grams protein, 6 grams fiber, 1.5 grams omega-3s and is loaded with antioxidants, probiotics and greens—with just 150 calories! Great tasting without preservatives, added sugar or artificial flavors or colors, Vega One is also dairy, gluten and soy free. Whether you’re camping, or driving cross-country, simply mix one scoop of Vega One in 1 cup of ice-cold water, shake and enjoy.
If you want a taste of something more decadent during your travels, try this lemon meringue smoothie. Fresh and bright, this smoothie says “summer.” Even without a blender handy, you can easily mix all ingredients in a shaker cup. Just drink and enjoy!
Lemon Meringue Smoothie
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until desired consistency is reached, about 30-45 seconds in a blender.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
- If using a shaker cup, shake thoroughly until well-combined. It may take longer to blend in a shaker cup.
What foods fuel your summer adventures? Tell us in the comments below.