Fit on the Fly: Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek’s In-Transit Snacks

By: Aurelia d'Andrea

 

Are you gearing up for an adventure-packed summer vacation? Below, ultramarathoner and 
Eat and Run author Scott Jurek shares his picks for healthy carry-on snacks. For more essential travel tips from other veg globetrotters, check out the “Ultimate Veg Travel Guide” in the July/August issue of Vegetarian Times.

Flora 7 Sources Oil Getting high-quality plant-based essential fatty acids on the road can be tough so I fill a couple 3 oz. bottles with this oil and pack them with my liquid toiletries. Two to three tablespoons a day makes sure I am getting my Omegas.

Green Magma Barley Juice Powder While on the go, access to fresh greens and veggies can be limited, so I get my greens plus a dose of vitamins and minerals with Green Magma. Having a powdered form is super convenient and I take one tablespoon with 6 oz. of water in the morning.

Pea & Brown Rice Protein Powder I always pack a ziplock bag with a blend of pea and brown rice protein. By mixing the two I ensure I am getting the full range of essential amino acids. For a quick protein hit, I mix 2 to 3 tablespoons with Clif Shot Electrolyte Drink.

Clif Kit’s Organic Fruit & Nut Bars I make sure I throw a few of these gluten-, soy-, and dairy- free bars in my bag. They’re are all-organic, whole-food-based, and tasty!

Comments (2)

recent posts

  • photo credit: Growing Cities
    Movie on a Mission: Growing Cities
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Documenting a road trip to scout out urban farms across America, Growing Cities visits rooftops, back yards, and reclaimed abandoned lots under cultivation in major urban centers including Seattle, Atlanta, and Detroit. READ MORE

  • photo credit: Animal Place
    Movie on a Mission: Turlock
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (1)

    Documenting the second-largest farm animal rescue in the U.S., Turlock gives witness to the rescue of more than 4,000 hens abandoned by the A&L Poultry egg farm west of Turlock, Calif. The film follows the rehabilitation of the rescued birds and the birds’ adoption by new owners. READ MORE

  • photo credit: Tricia Lee Pascoe
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Ed Begley Jr.
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Known to arrive at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed Begley Jr. is an indefatigable advocate for green living. The actor lives in a solar-powered home near Los Angeles; construction of his new, Platinum LEED–certified residence is chronicled on the Web series On Begley Street. READ MORE

  • Dan Croll 3_credit Laura Lewis lo res
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Dan Croll
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    A little bit electro-pop and a little bit folk, singer-songwriter Dan Croll is showing up on lists like iTunes New Artists 2014 and VEVO’s Ones to Watch 2014. READ MORE

  • Suzy Amis Cameron (photo credit: Brandon Hickman)
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Suzy Amis Cameron
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Marking its fifth anniversary in style, the Red Carpet Green Dress contest is adding menswear to the mix on Oscar night. Founded by eco-activist Suzy Amis Cameron, Red Carpet Green Dress not only spotlights ethical and sustainable fashion but also helps raise funds for nonprofits. READ MORE

  • PeteHolmes
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Pete Holmes
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Having both Comedy Central and The New Yorker on your resume says something about range, or maybe it’s versatility. And that’s not even all there is to Pete Holmes’s work history: he’s written for sitcoms and hosts a podcast, while the second season of late-night TV’s “The Pete Holmes Show” READ MORE

  • BenjaminZephaniah2
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Benjamin Zephaniah
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    British poet, playwright, novelist, and musician Benjamin Zephaniah states, “We may not be able to right all the world’s wrongs, but when it comes to what we put on our plates, we all have the opportunity to get it right three times a day, simply by eating vegan.” READ MORE

  • Daniel Biron
    Ask a Chef: Daniel Biron
    By: Aurelia d'Andrea | Comments (2)

    Daniel Biron falls under that lucky category of “globetrotting chef.” The 37-year-old ethical vegan hails from Brazil, but has lived and cooked in Paris, New York, and—most recently—Copenhagen, where he exercised his culinary talents in one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants, Noma. READ MORE

  • Chocolate, Orange, and Almond Olive Oil Cake from Vegan Chocolate
    Ask a Chef: Fran Costigan
    By: Aurelia d'Andrea | Comments (0)

    When you consider that chef Fran Costigan’s mother dished up chocolate ice cream for breakfast, it seems fated that the dessert queen’s latest cookbook should be titled Vegan Chocolate. READ MORE

  • StephanieEllis-1
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Stephanie Ellis
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Add at least one more vegetarian to the population of Park City, Utah, during this year’s Sundance Film Festival. A New York transplant from her native Australia, Stephanie Ellis co-stars in the independent feature The Sleepwalker, which premieres at the festival on January 20. READ MORE

  • terrinunn
    Veg Celeb: Q&A with Terri Nunn
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (1)

    Electro-pop artist and radio show cohost Terri Nunn has a glorious voice, opinions that feel lived-in, a no-holds-barred curiosity, and a livewire sense of humor. READ MORE

  • TrueFoodsKitchenChef
    Ask A Chef: Michael Stebner of True Foods Kitchen
    By: Talia Fuhrman | Comments (0)

    Michael Stebner is executive chef at True Foods Kitchen, a chain of restaurants developed by Dr. Andrew Weil and Phoenix restaurateur Sam Fox with the goal of serving great-tasting food that also happens to be nutritious. READ MORE

  • padyatra10
    Movie on a Mission: Pad Yatra
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    The 700 people spreading the message of environmental stewardship across the Himalayas in Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey literally walk the walk. Trekking 450 miles through a region devastated by climate change, participants collected nearly half a ton of plastic litter while teaching villagers the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. READ MORE

  • Goldie's Executive Chef Grace Crossman (photo credit Andrew Holtz)
    Ask A Chef: Grace Crossman of Goldie’s in Asbury Park, N.J.
    By: Talia Fuhrman | Comments (4)

    As gourmet vegan cuisine becomes more mainstream, restaurants specializing in artfully prepared, nutritious, and animal-free meals are popping up everywhere. READ MORE

  • DeborahKoonsGarcia_photo_by_Nic_Coury_Monterey_County_Weekly_1000
    Movie on a Mission: Symphony of the Soil
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Dismissed as dirt, soil gets no respect from most of us. The gorgeously shot documentary Symphony of the Soil recasts the stuff as a key player in hot-button issues, such as water scarcity, climate change, and food security. READ MORE

  • cat
    Movie on a Mission: The Paw Project
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Can you imagine a doctor advocating a procedure that’s not in the best interest of his or her patient? Yet that is the case with declaw surgery, argues The Paw Project, a film documenting the efforts to abolish the crippling procedure and rehabilitate cats who have been subjected to it. READ MORE

  • foxFurFarm
    Movie on a Mission: The Ghosts in Our Machine
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    The Ghosts in Our Machine is a lyrical, often wordless, film that shadows Jo-Anne McArthur as she documents the lives of animals in research labs and in fur and factory farms. READ MORE

  • speciesismmovieposter
    Movie on a Mission: Speciesism: The Movie
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Even as a vegetarian, I realized while watching the documentary Specieism: The Movie that I’m not free of species bias. READ MORE

  • OMGGMOgasmask
    Movie on a Mission: GMO OMG
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    Watching the documentary GMO OMG reminded me of a rallying cry heard in the late ’60s and early ’70s, “The personal is political.” Yes, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert takes the condescension of the biotech industry personally, but that’s kind of the point. READ MORE

  • Josh Garrett
    5 Minutes with Record-Breaking Backpacker Josh Garrett
    By: Tami Fertig | Comments (1)

    It’s hard not to marvel at Josh Garrett. The 30-year-old track coach from Southern California just backpacked the Pacific Crest Trail—all 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada—in a record-setting 59 days. In the name of raising money for animal rights group Mercy for Animals, he hiked as quickly as he READ MORE

  • Lion Ark ColoColo free
    Animal Rescue: Q&A with Tim Phillips, director of Lion Ark
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (1)

    “Lion Ark captures what it feels like to be on the frontline of animal rescue,” says the film’s director, Tim Phillips. Phillips is also vice president and cofounder of the nonprofit Animal Defenders International (ADI), which, as READ MORE

  • 004
    Isn’t It Ironic? Q & A with Debbie Salamone, of Shark Attack Survivors for Shark Conservation
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    I’ve survived another Shark Week. Every August, I steer clear of the Discovery Channel’s glut of sharks-ploitative shows with titles like Voodoo Sharks and Great White Serial Killer. Still, I’ve got to credit Shark Week with every now and then presenting an edifying program like Shark Fight, about Shark Attack READ MORE

  • Blackfish
    Reality Bites: Q & A with Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Director of Blackfish
    By: Amy Spitalnick | Comments (0)

    “I guess they thought I’d go away, and the film would fall into the indie-documentary abyss,” says director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, in answer to my asking why she thinks SeaWorld declined to participate in her recently released documentary Blackfish. The film investigates the deadly 2010 attack on a trainer in SeaWorld’s READ MORE

  • sprigandvine
    Ask A Chef: Sprig & Vine’s Ross Olchvary
    By: Talia Fuhrman | Comments (2)

    Get ready for total taste salvation as you read this interview with chef Ross Olchvary, owner of the gourmet vegan restaurant Sprig & Vine, which opened its doors in New Hope, PA, in 2010 and has been thriving ever since. Upon discovering the heath benefits of a plant-based diet, Olchvary, READ MORE

  • ScottJurek
    Fit on the Fly: Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek’s In-Transit Snacks
    By: Aurelia d'Andrea | Comments (2)

      Are you gearing up for an adventure-packed summer vacation? Below, ultramarathoner and 
Eat and Run author Scott Jurek shares his picks for healthy carry-on snacks. For more essential travel tips from other veg globetrotters, check out the “Ultimate Veg Travel Guide” in the July/August issue of Vegetarian Times. READ MORE