I can’t get enough trail mix in a single day. When I’m out in the world - hiking, walking, or just getting from one activity to the other - trail mix is one of my favorite sources of fuel. The problem with most trail mixes, however, is the excessive sugar and unhealthy fat that comes with them. These make the mix yummy while you’re eating it but lead to a hard crash and low energy soon after you eat them. There are two ways to beat that problem - by making trail mix at home, and by going against the grain with a trail mix that’s savory rather than sweet. That’s right - I think trail mix shouldn’t need M&Ms, caramel chips, or sugary, processed fruit chunks to be desirable as a snack.
In fact, this savory trail mix beats just about every sweet, store-bought version I’ve ever had. My boys need lots of vitamins and minerals to keep their growing, active bodies full of energy, and they love the savory alternative this recipe provides. It’s got everything you love in a traditional trail mix, like almonds, cashews, and walnuts. These nuts are great sources of healthy protein and fat, with the benefit of being really filling. I also included pumpkin seeds, which are probably the most nutrient-rich seed you can eat.
One key ingredient of this recipe is dried golden berries. These may look like cranberries or raisins, but they’re actually similar to a tomatillo or cherry tomato with a sort of tropical sweetness, like mango or pineapple. Not only do they give this mix a tangy twist, but they’re also full of fiber, Vitamin C, and Thiamine, among a whole bunch of other essential nutrients and minerals.
All you need to do to make this trail mix is follow the recipe in the name. Gather the ingredients mentioned and mix them well in a bowl. Once all the ingredients have gotten to know each other, introduce them to our Green Dream Savory seasoning for a superfood burst that ties all the flavors together. Then, once you’ve got the mix, find yourself a trail and get snacking!
½ cup almonds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup cashews
2 tbsp coconut shreds
2 tbsp Goldenberries
1 tbsp Green Dream Savory Seasoning
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and combine well. Top final mixture with additional coconut shreds, golden berries, and Green Dream Savory Seasoning, to taste.
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