What could be better than DIY healthy, nutrition packed Trail Mix? I have found that making my own simple, whole foods version is the very best way for me to have the perfect, low glycemic trail mix snack, sans excess salt, and all the unhealthy sugary foods that seem to find their way into commercial versions.
It is easy to make, it contains vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein and fiber. This simple recipe has just enough dried fruit to give a small, sweet taste but not enough to be high glycemic (to cause blood sugar issues). The amount of fiber and protein from the nuts and seeds more than offsets the natural sugars from the fruit.
The recipe can be used in 2 ways:
- Consume ½ cup serving as a complete snack OR
- Consume ¼ cup serving with your favorite fruit such as an apple, or a couple of plums, or ½ banana.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 X ½ cup servings OR 12 X ¼ cup servings
½ cup raw, unsalted cashew pieces
½ cup raw, unsalted almonds
½ cup raw, unsalted walnuts
½ cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
½ cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
½ cup raisins or dried cranberries or dried mulberries
Mix the ingredients in medium sized bowl. Divide into individual ziploc snack bags ready to take along with you in purse, pocket, knapsack or car glove compartment.