Balanced Lifestyle

The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to get outside! While you want to take advantage of the great outdoors, don’t forget to pack snacks to fuel your activities. From hiking and biking to parks and picnics, California walnuts are a simple and delicious snack to help fuel your workout. What’s more is we did the planning for you by pairing up the perfect walnut snacks with your favorite outdoor workouts.

Hitting the Hiking Trails

Hiking is one of the best ways to get fresh air and explore the local natural beauty around you. Make sure to pack energizing outdoor snacks that will replenish you along the way. That’s where trail mix comes in!

Assemble a simple to-go snack with crunchy nuts, chewy dried fruits and anything else you have around! Try this Tropical Trail Mix with pineapple and banana for a mix of textures that will not only fuel your hike but also delight your taste buds. For a more tart flavor palate, try a classic Walnut Trail Mix featuring cranberries and goji berries. Or, if you’re looking for a little bit of everything, our Spiced Walnut Trail Mix is the snack for you. This sweet and savory combination of spices, fruits, and walnuts is the perfect balance of flavors, ideal for a mid-trail pick-me-up.

Outdoor Yoga Adventures

Matcha Avocado Smoothie

Next time you say “Namaste,” do it outdoors! Whether at a park, in your own backyard or on the beach, find a spot with a beautiful view and breathe in all the fresh air. The chirping birds, wind rustling the tree leaves or sounds of waves crashing are the real-world version of all those serene yoga playlists we usually play in the background!

Stay energized after your practice with this Matcha Avocado Walnut Smoothie. This beverage gets its naturally green hue from matcha powder and a handful of fresh mint leaves. California walnuts and avocado add extra flavor and nutrition to this rich and creamy smoothie.

After a long yoga practice in the sun, replenish your muscles with this Strawberry Walnut Date Smoothie. This summertime in a glass is made up of fresh strawberries and elevated with walnuts and dates for some sweet post-workout fuel. With walnuts, summer smoothie possibilities are endless.

Morning Run Mindset

Start off your day the right way by lacing up your shoes and getting outside early in the morning for a jog.

For a quick grab-and-go recovery snack, prep a batch of Walnut and Fruit Energy Bites ahead of time. The coconut, honey and dates add a hint of natural sweetness while the walnuts, crispy rice cereal and hearty flax seeds add a satisfying crunch.

Whether you prefer to fuel before or after your workout, Banana Bread Overnight Oats make a great meal-prep option. With delicious hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and an extra crunch from walnuts, you’ll be reaching for this every morning!

Fuel Your Summer Workouts with California Walnuts

As summer kicks into high gear, now is the best time to get outside and enjoy. As you break out your hiking boots and dust off your yoga mat or running shoes, don’t forget to power your summer fun with delicious recipes made with California walnuts.

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