Being on the course all day can be tiring, and a good stock of snacks can make all the difference, so while we love the more conventional snacks that you might want to have in your bag or your pocket, there are some healthier ones you might want to try.
We know that there are only so many sandwiches and bananas you want to eat, and sometimes you just want to change things up, so if you’re looking for healthy snacks and smoothies that will boost your energy and keep you on top-form throughout the day, then we have a few of them for you here:
Blend a handful of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries along with ice, a spoonful of yoghurt and some apple juice for a fruity smoothie to keep you going throughout the morning. Dark berries are said to reduce fatigue in the body, so this is the perfect smoothie to get you feeling ready for the course.
If you’re in need of detoxification and a boost to the immune system, then give this green goodness smoothie a try. Blend mango and pineapple with spinach and kale. You can add some ice for the chill factor and some apple juice to thin it out if you would prefer.
Close your eyes, and you could be on a beach somewhere hot with this smoothie recipe. Blend mango, pineapple, and banana with pineapple juice and a dash of coconut milk. As well as being a tasty treat, it is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants.
Whether you make your own or get yours from a store, granola bars are good choices for when you are on the go. There are plenty of recipes to get the exact measurements, but they’re essentially oats, fruit, seeds and honey, with a little peanut butter in the mix. Great for breaking out between holes, but you may need to bring enough of these to share.
An elevated version of porridge that doesn’t require a microwave or a balancing act. Prep your oats the night before by putting them into a container along with yoghurt and your favourite fruits. Refrigerate overnight and take with you for a kick of energy as well as something tasty to eat.
Another one you can either buy or make, we won’t tell if you won’t, but they’re the perfect course snack and will give you goodness and energy for those long days out of the house and on the course. Generally made with nut butter, oats and seeds, you can even have a chunk of chocolate in there as well.
This is one of the more low-effort snacks here, but a container of nuts and chopped dried fruit can be just the thing you need. Opt for unsalted nuts, and add in some sunflower seeds, along with dried cranberries and dried apricots for your own mix that you can pull out anytime.
Again, another low-effort snack but one that is seriously underrated. Boil your eggs and peel them and let them cool before packing them up for your day on the course. If you’re counting protein, a single boiled egg contains six grams of it, food for thought, quite literally.
The goal of these snacks is to keep you energised and to avoid those post-snack slumps that are all too familiar. Try them out and let us know which you’re going to have in your bag next time you head to the course.