Fuel Your Hiking Adventures with a High-Calorie Vegan Camping Recipe

Fuel Your Hiking Adventures with a High-Calorie Vegan Camping Recipe

When embarking on a challenging hike, it’s crucial to fuel your body with nutrient-dense foods that provide sustained energy. If you’re following a vegan diet and need some extra calories for your outdoor adventures, this camping recipe is perfect for you. Packed with wholesome ingredients and designed to keep you energized, this high-calorie vegan dish will power you through your hikes and keep your taste buds satisfied.

Recipe: Quinoa Power Bowl with Avocado Dressing

Ingredients: For the Power Bowl:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Avocado Dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove any bitterness. In a medium-sized pot, bring the vegetable broth or water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, lentils, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, parsley, mint, and chopped roasted almonds. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything gently to mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the ripe avocado until smooth. Add lemon juice, tahini, water, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined, adjusting the water quantity to achieve your desired dressing consistency.
  4. Pour the avocado dressing over the quinoa power bowl mixture and toss to coat everything evenly.
  5. Serve the quinoa power bowl immediately or pack it in airtight containers for your hiking adventure. The dish can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled, depending on your preference.

This high-calorie vegan quinoa power bowl provides a perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, ensuring you have the energy needed for a rigorous hike. The combination of quinoa, chickpeas, lentils, and nutrient-rich vegetables will keep you satiated and nourished throughout your outdoor activities.

Remember to pack the power bowl in a lightweight, sealable container to keep it fresh during your hike. Additionally, carry enough water to stay hydrated and fuel your body properly. Enjoy the incredible scenery, conquer those trails, and savor the deliciousness of this high-calorie vegan camping recipe. Happy hiking!

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