Here is a simple recipe for a trail mix consisting of nuts and seeds and a couple berries. It’s got the bitter, the nutty and the sweet, which in my opinion goes really well together. Depending on the freshness of nuts, this is a rather delicious trail mix. It’s so delicious you could even serve this at a party or get-together.
The great thing about this trail mix is that it not only fills you up with healthy fats and protein, but it’s also super convenient to take with you where ever you go: work, school, nature walks or anywhere else you like.
Simply make a large batch and store it in an airtight container; or transfer it to Ziploc bags and you’ve got your snacks ready for the entire month. Keep one in your desk, in your car, on your coffee table or in your purse. That way when the cravings hit, you have a healthy option right in front of you. And before you know it, the cravings for sugar and other junk food will begin to disappear.
Normally I don’t measure my trail mixes, but for the sake of this recipe I did. You can add basically any type of nut, seed, dried berries or fruit and in the ratios that you prefer. The only thing to keep in mind is that you want to go raw as much as you can, including the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. At first it’s kind of yucky, but you do get used to the raw taste.
But if you can’t get used to the raw taste, buy them raw anyhow, and then toast them yourself. Believe me, it’ll be much healthier that way especially if you use coconut oil. Here are a few tips on how to toast your own sunflower seeds. The process might work for many other seeds and nuts as well.. I have not experimented with that much, so I’ll leave it up to you.
Now on to the recipe:
2 cups Sunflower seeds
2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup almonds
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1 cup goji berries
1 cup dried cranberries
Measure all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container to preserve freshness.