December has arrived here in Colorado. It’s cold. Whether you're out riding ski lifts, ski touring, or trail running, it’s difficult to prioritize what to eat. But guess what? You still gotta eat. When it’s 10 degrees outside no one wants to chow down on a frozen energy bar. So, we polled the office and pulled together our favorite products for winter adventures that hold up and taste great in the cold weather.
Untapped Maple Syrup
packets are one of our first things to pack for a day on the ski hill. 100% pure Vermont Maple syrup, plain and simple. Seriously, there are literally no other ingredients in here. We love Untapped for any exercise that is high intensity and 45-90 minutes long. It's a little bit weird eating straight maple syrup, but maple syrup has a better (thinner) consistency than most other gels and doesn't freeze in the cold.
ProBar Bolt Chews
are perfectly bite-sized and have a great blend of electrolytes, complex carbohydrates and B-vitamins to ensure you get the nutrition you need during exercise. The flavor is subtle and on the tarter side with a consistency more akin to fruit snacks. They are easy to consume on the go and give the perfect hit of energy when you need it.
Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Singles
replace electrolytes while being easy on your guts. The mixes are simply named from the ingredients they’re made from. They taste super light and refreshing and exactly like the fruits and ingredients they’re named after with a dash of salt. They recently released a seasonal flavor for fall that you can enjoy hot on cold days. It aptly mimics Apple Cider with the crisp ingredients of Apples and Cinnamon.
are hand crafted from organic and GMO-free ingredients. Based in Jackson Hole, WY, these bars have been tested during long efforts in the high alpine of the Tetons. The flavor combinations taste as fun as they sound, and are nutritionally dense to keep you sustained out in the wilderness or when you need that grab-and-go good food.
pumpkin seeds are a great snack anytime you’re on the go and searching for healthy options. These organic raw pumpkin seeds are a superfood: they’re high in protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, and omega-3s. We’re using Skout’s Trailpak 2-3 times per week to increase our intake of HEALTHY fats.
All Good Trailmix
is packed with organic fruits and nuts. This hearty trail mix is exactly what you need to keep you going whenever you feel a slump. From a hike, to the gym, to making it through meetings, trail mix can fuel whatever is in store for you. All Good mixes jumbo Thompson raisins, organic roasted salted pumpkin seeds, domestic almonds, walnuts, Goji berries, cranberries and mulberries. Sweet, salty, crunchy, and delicious, this trail mix will keep you on track when you’re on the go.