It’s thought you burn between 300 – 600 calories every hour while hiking! So with all that calorie burn you need to be eating nutrient and energy-dense foods to fuel your body and mind and to keep you energised during your hike.
I love hiking AND snacking, so I’m always on the lookout for new tasty and nutritious snacks to fulfil my needs when out on the trail. On my search, I came across TRIBE.
TRIBE offer natural whole food products from energy and recovery bars to protein shakes and hydration packs. It’s all dairy-free and gluten-free and most are suitable for vegans too.
On further investigation, I liked that this company used less-standard ingredients in comparison to their competitors like teff and buckwheat. These are super grains that you don’t normally find in a snack bar. Giving TRIBE an extra edge.
I also really liked the nutritional break down on the bars in pie chart format, i.e. how many carbs, proteins and fats each contained. I planned to use the bars during my Kilimanjaro Trek and thought this easy to see information could enable me to know when to eat them for the best effect.
As a bar fanatic, I ordered a pack of energy and protein bars instead of a mixed pack which also contain the shakes. (Most are vegan, though be aware that a couple contain honey.)
My pack included a range of flavours including cacao + orange, sour cherry, apple + cinnamon and peanut butter crunch.
I liked all the flavours, predominantly the fruiter ones. During my five day trek up Kilimanjaro, these fresher flavours were a welcome treat. I liked the varied texture, from the smooth sweet dates and addition of chopped nuts. I was impressed they kept well in my bag, even when squashed at the bottom and exposed to variable temperatures (35°C to -15°C).
The only downside was the choc brownie bar. While better than other competitors, I felt it a tiny bit grainy from the pea protein and it just wasn’t as satisfying. But that’s a personal opinion.
Overall I was really impressed and really liked that TRIBE uses nutritious, natural ingredients in their bars. The energy bars kept me going throughout my trip. I usually had one, two hours after breakfast and/or another mid-afternoon, then a protein bar in the evening. They didn’t taste grainy at all (apart from choc brownie), which is common in energy and protein bars and they were flavoursome. It’s a definite re-buy!
TRIBE are offering you the chance to try a Pack of 6 natural performance products for just £2 (inc.P&P). Enter code ‘VEGANADVENTURIST2’ at checkout to receive your customised pack, delivered straight to your door. Get your pack here now!
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