We're Nuts For Nuts. Here's why!

For those who lead an active lifestyle, we're lookin' at you trail runners, cyclists, thru-hikers and more, finding the right fuel is crucial. So, why nuts? Peanuts, almonds, cashews  all of which can be found in various Trail Butter blends —provide the perfect energy boost for your adventures. Let’s explore the benefits of these nuts (and Trail Butter) for both outdoor activities and long-term health.

Peanuts: The Versatile Legume

Nutritional Profile: Peanuts, technically legumes, are packed with protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.

  • Protein Powerhouse: With about 7 grams of protein per ounce, peanuts provide a significant boost for muscle repair and recovery.
  • Heart Health: Rich in monounsaturated fats, peanuts help lower bad cholesterol levels and contain resveratrol, which supports cardiovascular health.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Peanuts offer vitamins E and B, magnesium, folate, and dietary fiber, aiding in overall health, including brain function and digestive health.

Outdoor Benefits:

  • Sustained Energy: The combination of protein and healthy fats provides sustained energy, crucial for long runs or rides.
  • Portability: Easy to pack and carry, peanuts make for a convenient snack during outdoor activities.

Almonds: The Nutritional All-Rounder

Nutritional Profile: Almonds are often hailed as a superfood due to their nutrient density.

  • Rich in Healthy Fats: High in monounsaturated fats, almonds support heart health.
  • Vitamin E Leader: Almonds are one of the best sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage.
  • Mineral Dense: They provide magnesium, calcium, and potassium, essential for bone health and muscle function.

Outdoor Benefits:

  • Endurance Support: Magnesium in almonds helps prevent muscle cramps and supports endurance.
  • Quick Recovery: The protein content aids in muscle repair post-activity.

Cashews: The Nutrient Rich All-Star

Nutritional Profile: Cashews offer a rich flavor and a substantial nutritional profile.

  • Healthy Fats: Cashews contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
  • Protein and Fiber: With 5 grams of protein per ounce, cashews contribute to muscle maintenance and digestive health.
  • Rich in Micronutrients: Cashews are an excellent source of copper, magnesium, and manganese.

Outdoor Benefits:

  • Bone Health: Magnesium and copper support bone health, reducing injury risk.
  • Energy Boost: Cashews provide a quick energy boost, essential for demanding outdoor activities.

Long-Term Health and Wellness

Weight Management: Despite being calorie-dense, nuts can aid in weight management by promoting a feeling of fullness and reducing overall calorie intake.

Heart Health: Regular consumption of nuts supports heart health by lowering LDL cholesterol and providing anti-inflammatory benefits.

Blood Sugar Control: The combination of protein, fat, and fiber in these nuts helps stabilize blood sugar levels, beneficial for managing diabetes.

Bone and Muscle Health: Rich in essential minerals like magnesium and calcium, these nuts contribute to bone health and muscle function, reducing the risk of injuries and promoting overall wellness.

Trail Butter: The Ultimate Adventure Fuel

Trail Butter combines the goodness of peanuts, almonds, and cashews plus other real food ingredients into a convenient, portable package for people on-the-go. It comes in three delicious flavors, each tailored to different tastes and nutritional needs:

  • Maple Syrup & Sea Salt: This flavor uses a blend of cashews and almonds, offering a sweet and salty taste that provides an excellent balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates.
  • Dark Chocolate & Coffee: With an almond butter base, this flavor is perfect for a morning boost or a midday pick-me-up, combining the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate and the energy kick from coffee.
  • Salted Brownie Peanut: Using peanuts as the base, this flavor mimics the taste of a decadent brownie while delivering the nutritional benefits of peanuts, making it a satisfying and nutritious treat.


Peanuts, almonds, cashews (and Trail Butter!) are more than just tasty snacks; they are mother nature's energy fuel that offers a wide range of health benefits. For endurance athletes, these foods provide the sustained energy and essential nutrients needed for peak performance and quick recovery. Incorporating nuts whether on their own or in a super tasty and conveniently portable blended form (ahem!) into your diet can enhance your experience with outdoor activities and contribute to long-term health and wellness. So, pack some nuts or a pouch of Trail Butter on your next adventure and enjoy the natural, nutritious boost they provide!


*TB isn't recommended for those with allergies to any of the ingredients we use - nuts included. All individuals have unique dietary needs. We recommend consulting a registered dietician for a plan that is right for you.

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