With BERTRAND along the Lysefjord

At BERTRAND, the focus over the next few weeks will be on "trekking", or in other words, long distance walking. There will be brief posts on our blog that will make you want to enjoy this beautiful sport.

A few years ago, some of the team from BERTRAND set off to hike along the Lysefjord. This is in Norway and is about 40 kilometers long. At its deepest point it is about 500 meters deep. It is the southernmost of the large fjords in Norway and it is lined with tall trees. They packed BERTRAND, which was not only easy to stow in a backpack, but also filled them up and provided the necessary nutrients to survive the tour and still be strengthened.

The tour went on for four days and stretched from Preikestolen to Lysebotn (unfortunately without climbing Kjerag) past a few sights. Afterwards it went up the stairs at Flørli. This staircase has 4444 steps and is one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. The stairs follow the locks, which provide the shore with water. On the way you have a fantastic view over the treetops, onto the Lysefjords and Preikestolen, a natural rock plateau.

The breathtaking nature in Norway invites hiking and camping and BERTRAND has a strong desire to once again undertake a trekking tour in the land of trolls and fjords.

In the next and final article in our trekking series we suggest hiking routes that could be your next destinations.

Tropical BERTRAND Muesli

Sometimes, BERTRAND is more than just a shake containing all the important nutrients you need. With a little creativity, you can use it as an ingredient as well. Today we've got something that'll really bring summer to you.

Tropisches Müsli mit BERTRAND

5-6 tbsp BERTRAND classic or vanilla
the same amount of liquid (milk, water or coconut milk)
4 tbsp unsweetened yogurt or plant-based alternative (ex. coconut yogurt)
½ a ripe mango
Pineapple (optional)
Coconut flakes
Optional: a bit of vanilla sugar for sweetness

First, mix the BERTRAND with your chosen liquid and let it sit for a moment. During this time, cut the fruit into small pieces. Mix the yogurt and BERTRAND in a bowl, and then fold in the fruit and the coconut flakes.

Coconut milk gives the muesli a pleasant, tropical flavor, which is a perfect match for the fruit. The liquid is made from the grated pulp of a fresh coconut and is lactose free. That makes it perfect for anyone who wants or needs to avoid animal milk.

With BERTRAND against the summer heat

Summer is here, and with it comes the heat. For many people, summer heat is just hard to handle and when you're not on vacation lying on the beach but in the office, in school, or at the university, then it's not all that pleasant. To help you get through the summer well and with a cool head, we've got a few tips for you today:

Cooking is never enjoyable in the heat. Instead of doing it, switch to dishes that you don't have to cook. A refreshing salad, a cold tomato soup, your BERTRAND with ice cubes – the possibilities are endless. For example, you can also freeze fruits for breakfast and mix them with (vegetable) milk and BERTRAND for a refreshing shake. "Healthy" ice cream for breakfast, so to speak. Many of these dishes are also not very heavy in the stomach and lighten your load even more in the summer. Generally you should avoid greasy food when you are warm. And most important: always remember to drink enough.
Avoid tight clothing made from synthetic fabrics. Airy, loose clothing made of natural materials is more suitable for high temperatures and you don't sweat as much.
Remember your sunglasses, protect your skin with sunscreen and avoid staying in direct sunlight for too long. If you're outside, look for a shady spot.
Early risers and night owls have clear advantages in the summer because at these times it's coolest in the summer. Try to adapt your training times to the circumstances or choose shady running routes.
People who live on the top floor dread the hot days. Air well in the morning and in the evening and then darken your apartment. It also helps to keep electrical appliances to a minimum because they generate additional heat.
Take advantage of the nice days. Drive to the water, have a nice evening on your balcony, meet up with friends in the park for a picnic and enjoy the sunshine. The warm season is over all too quickly, and despite the heat, it helps most to make the best of it.

Why BERTRAND is good food for your next trekking tour!

At BERTRAND, the focus over the next few weeks will be on "trekking", or in other words, long distance walking. There will be short entries on our blog each week, which will whet your appetite for this cool sport.

The last two posts were about what trekking even is, and what tips you should keep in mind. Today, it's all about why BERTRAND is the perfect trekking food, whether you're planning a leisurely tour of ground-level land or aiming for the next peak.

  • Weight

    BERTRAND is light. As we said before in the tips, BERTRAND fits in any backpack. The pouch for a whole day of food weighs just under 550 grams, the shaker you can easily attach to your backpack.

    Weight
  • Bertrand fills you up

    Bertrand fills you up. And that lasts for at least 3-4 hours. So you can plan your route in peace and then follow it without having to stop in the middle because your stomach is growling.

    Bertrand fills you up
  • BERTRAND is healthy

    It contains all the essential nutrients you need and they don't come artificially from mixing in additives, but from real ingredients.

    BERTRAND is healthy
  • Accessories

    You don't need much for BERTRAND. Your backpack is already full and you haven't even thought about your food yet? Then you better take BERTRAND with you. That will save you a camping stove, pot, cutlery and whatever else you would need for cooking. For BERTRAND you only need the product, the shaker, and water.

    Accessories
  • Preperation

    The preparation is quick. You misjudged your route, but your stomach is growling? Or a storm is coming and you don't want to stop on the way to your next destination just because you're hungry? BERTRAND can be prepared very easily and very quickly. Add powder, pour water, shake well and enjoy.

    Preperation
  • Variants

    You know exactly what's in there. You even have the choice between the classic vegetarian version and our vegan version. And if you're planning something extra strenuous, our Active variety will help you with twice the protein.

    Variants
  • Weight

    BERTRAND is light. As we said before in the tips, BERTRAND fits in any backpack. The pouch for a whole day of food weighs just under 550 grams, the shaker you can easily attach to your backpack.

    Weight
  • Bertrand fills you up

    Bertrand fills you up. And that lasts for at least 3-4 hours. So you can plan your route in peace and then follow it without having to stop in the middle because your stomach is growling.

    Bertrand fills you up
  • BERTRAND is healthy

    It contains all the essential nutrients you need and they don't come artificially from mixing in additives, but from real ingredients.

    BERTRAND is healthy
  • Accessories

    You don't need much for BERTRAND. Your backpack is already full and you haven't even thought about your food yet? Then you better take BERTRAND with you. That will save you a camping stove, pot, cutlery and whatever else you would need for cooking. For BERTRAND you only need the product, the shaker, and water.

    Accessories
  • Preperation

    The preparation is quick. You misjudged your route, but your stomach is growling? Or a storm is coming and you don't want to stop on the way to your next destination just because you're hungry? BERTRAND can be prepared very easily and very quickly. Add powder, pour water, shake well and enjoy.

    Preperation
  • Variants

    You know exactly what's in there. You even have the choice between the classic vegetarian version and our vegan version. And if you're planning something extra strenuous, our Active variety will help you with twice the protein.

    Variants

These are all good reasons to try out BERTRAND on your next trekking tour. Where are you going next? Maybe our next blog post will be your inspiration!

Get in touch with us!

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You will find all points of contact on the Meet the Team page.
Many questions were already answered in the FAQ-section.