5 Tips to Become a Jedi Snacker

Variety is the spice of life and when it comes to adequately fueling your body, it's important to make every snack count.

Sure, you can grab the same energy bar every time you're in need of on-the-go fuel.. but here at Gelvio, we like to live on the wild side! Variety is the spice of life and when it comes to adequately fueling your body, it's important to make every snack count. Sustaining, slow burning carbohydrates are the best foundation for an active lifestyle.

With a boatload of nutrition and hydration options on Gelvio, you can try single-serve products and decide exactly what items and flavors you like best. Experimenting with us is low risk since you can order individual units instead of having to buy a full 12-pack carton. And if you see a product on Gelvio, you can be sure that it meets all of our high standards!

There are endless ways to have fun fueling and we've assembled a list of 5 Snack Hacks that will help elevate your game.

Breakfast Hack: Brave Overnight Oats

Brave Foods_Gelvio

When your morning workout goes long and the day's first meeting is quickly approaching, it's easy to skip or delay breakfast. However, your first meal of the day is super critical as it breaks your overnight fasting and it replenishes your supply of glucose. Brave Overnight Oats bring you a hearty meal that includes 20g of whole food organic protein, ~450 slow burning calories, ~12g of fiber, and no added sugar.

Prep only requires 30 seconds of effort at night and then for breakfast the next morning you're off to the races! A packet of oats is "one full meal" that will keep you energized until lunch, and for extra credit, supercharge your oats with pistachios, pumpkin seeds, and fresh berries.

To prepare your breakfast: (a) pour one pack of Brave Oats and one cup of milk or water into a small container (b) give the container a shake or a stir (c) place the container in the fridge for 6-8 hours (d) enjoy the fruits of your labor!


Flexible and Subtle Hydration: Skratch Labs

Skratch Labs Clear Hydration Mix

Flexible because you can adjust the concentration of the drink mix depending on how hard you're working and sweating – add half a scoop or 6 scoops, it's your call. Subtle because the drink mix flavor is muted – it doesn't matter if you add half a scoop or 6 scoops, the subtle taste and "water-like" consistency will not change.

When you're exercising + sweating, there is no scenario where drinking only water is better than consuming a hydration mix that replenishes carbohydrates and electrolytes. It's true, many athletes will switch between a "water only" bottle and a bottle with hydration mix, but this is mostly due to flavor fatigue. The refreshing taste of plain water is exceptionally satisfying and that is why Skratch introduced Clear Hydration Drink Mix. The new product mimics water while delivering health benefits that water alone can't offer.

Because Clear Hydration Drink Mix tastes like water across a wide range of concentrations, you can easily tweak your ratios based on the occasion.

  1. At lower concentrations, Clear can serve as an “everyday” beverage. Clear is low in sugar and provides you with sodium which accelerates hydration
  2. At higher concentrations, Clear can deliver more carbohydrate and sodium than the standard Sport Hydration Mix
  3. Clear can be used in combination with other hydration mixes to increase the amount of calories and sodium in your bottle. Adding Clear will not impact sweetness or flavor


Smoothie on Demand: Noka Organics

Noka Organics Smoothie

This is a simple one – put your Noka Organics Smoothie in the fridge! Since these smoothies are shelf-stable, it's easy to just toss in the pantry with all your other Gelvio fuel. But putting these superfood smoothies on ice turns an average snack into a smoothie bar type experience.

You'll find this superfood smoothie to be bright, energizing, and packed nutrients – vitamin C, antioxidants, omega-3, prebiotic fiber, and 5g of brown rice protein. Additionally, smoothies are made using “ugly” fruits and veggies to reduce food waste and better the planet.


A Match Made in Heaven: Nut Butter & Rice Crispy Square

Trail Butter and Skratch Labs

Every once in a while, 1 + 1 = 13… and that is certainly the case when you drizzle Nut Butter on a Rice Crispy Cake. If you're looking for a trail worthy snack that will have your taste buds jumping for joy at the summit, look no further.

Trail Butter: Maple Syrup & Sea Salt Nut Butter
This single-serve packet of nut butter is perfect for on-the-go fueling. You just rip open the top and indulge in real food: maple syrup, dry-roasted almonds, cashews, and salt. The 5g of plant-based protein and 200 calories will help keep your engine running.
Skratch Labs: Original Rice Crispy Cake
This Rice Cake is definitely not a traditional energy bar! Made with a blend of puffed rice, toasted grains, and fluffy marshmallow; you're getting a supercharged version of a childhood treat. The energy-packed complex carbohydrates; brown rice, red rice, wild rice, and quinoa are easy to digest and won't weigh you down.


Hot n' Sweet: UnTapped Maple Syrup

UnTapped Maple Syrup

We're all used to having UnTapped Maple Syrup straight from the packet when exercising, but it's also a great addition to coffee or tea. These packets are made with one ingredient, and it's Organic Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. This high-quality Amber Grade maple syrup is the perfect beverage sweetener. 

Maple syrup is a little thicker than simple syrup, so give your coffee a good stir after you've added your healthy, natural sweetener. The extra stir is well worth it since you're getting a low glycemic sweetener – maple syrup checks in at 54, while table sugar is 65.