Backcountry Nutrition and Hydration Tips

Winslow’s Hydration + Nutrition Tips for the Backcountry:

I am a Mountain Guide and a Certified Yoga Health Coach where I have studied a lot about nutrition and helping the body to thrive.  To maximize my energy, I follow this daily morning routine for nutrition and hydration.

Backcountry Nutrition Ideas

  1.  1 Liter of Lemon Water:   I drink a liter of warm lemon water first thing when I wake up.
  2. 1622oz of Celery Juice:  Then, 30 minutes later I drink my celery juice which is amazing for electrolytes.  It also flushes out the blood and the liver.  My whole family gets some of this each day including my 7 year old son.
  3. 3 – 16 oz glasses of smoothie:  Next, 30 minutes later, I prepare smoothies for us all.  I drink 3 glasses myself so I am loaded with vitamins and nutrients.  I eat low fat, especially in the morning so that I can keep my blood clean, healthy, and fast flowing.
  4. Soup:  I then often take a thermos of soup to eat on the way up, if I am not driving, or just before I leave if I am driving.
  5. Tea:  Sometimes I take tea for the drive up, or have a thermos in the car for the drive down.
  6. Coconut water:  This is a great way to hydrate and give your body lots of electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins.  Coconut water is amazing.  Carry a small one with you on the trail.
  7. Foods for the trail:  Mostly what I eat is fruits, veggies, and potatoes.  Each week I make a big batch of soup.  I put some in the fridge, and some in the freezer.  Then I can pull it out in the morning and full nutrition is ready to go.  I eat tons of fruit.  I also take raw veggies on the trail like sugar snap peas and carrots.  Sometimes I take some oatmeal raisin cookies or wild blueberry buckle cake.

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Foods for the trail:  Mostly what I eat is fruits, veggies, and potatoes.  Each week I make a big batch of soup.  I put some in the fridge, and some in the freezer.  Then I can pull it out in the morning and full nutrition is ready to go.  I eat tons of fruit.  I also take raw veggies on the trail like sugar snap peas and carrots.  Sometimes I take some oatmeal raisin cookies or wild blueberry buckle cake.

Coconut Soup

If you want to make the above recipe a little healthier, then leave out the coconut milk.

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