I am going to Vietnam (well by the time this is online I am already a couple weeks into my trip)! And these are some of the things I bring with me on a long flight to keep me nourished and happy. I don’t always go as prepared as this but when I do it always makes me feel better during and after the flight because I am not full of junk. Also, I tend to bring lots (or better: too much) food because I always worry I won’t have enough with me (I always do) but hey, better be well prepared than nothing at all!
ps: some of the amounts in the picture are not quite representative as what I actually brought! I left half of the baked goods and balls at home for my boyfriend ;)
Starting from the top:
Made with our Beetroot tonic! The recipe for these balls can be found below. I find energy balls or bliss balls the perfect travel snack. They are easy to transport and you can put all kinds of good for you ingredients in them. For example, these have chia seeds, maca powder, fresh ginger and turmeric to get a little energy boost when I need it.
I always try to bring something fresh with me as well, like fruit. This time I chose a banana and some clementines because I felt these were easy to transport without getting smushed (I wanted to get apples but organic ones were 1000 euros and I follow the dirty dozen so getting non-organic apples was not an option for me). Also, fruits are perfect for hydrating your body during a long flight!
I often bring my own tea bags with me, especially the ones I like to drink in the evening before I go to bed.
Gotta bring some chocolate!
Made using this recipe from the blog. I added chocolate chips, extra nuts and dried foods to make it extra amazing.
Hydration is KEY. I find it hard to drink a lot when I am in the air because I don’t feel like constantly going to the bathroom but these flights make you feel sooo dehydrated. To make it a little better, I try to eat and drink super hydrating foods before and after my flight as well.
Dried fruit & nut bars
I also bought a few vegan date bars. Even though I had lots of food with me on the plane, I figured if I didn’t eat them on the plane they would come in handy somewhere in Vietnam on the road. I always buy the ones with minimal ingredients and no weird added stuff.
This cake was leftover from Easter, made using this recipe. Homemade cake should never be left behind! (plus it is real good, try out that recipe!).
Hummus & veggie wrap
Because plane food (often) sucks, I wanted to bring my own meal. I opted for a veggie wrap for easy transportation and eating. The wrap contains homemade hummus, black beans, tofu, roasted broccoli, avocado and fresh cilantro. Yum!
Now I just have to figure out how to pack it all into my backpack, wish me luck!
Beetroot tonic bliss balls
makes 12 balls
14 dates, pitted
1 cup cashews
½ cup grated coconut + extra for rolling
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
½ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground vanilla (optional)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maca powder
1-2 tbsp beetroot tonic, depending on your taste
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix until well combined. I let mine run for a couple of minutes to make sure all the nuts were nicely blended in and turned into small pieces. Roll balls out of the mixture and roll in grated coconut.
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