This 5 Minute Trail Mix has been a favorite recipe this summer. Since I have started going on long walks and hikes and it is the perfect snack to take along. I sometimes take Monkey Munch just to change things up.
I was reading recently about blogs having a purpose and that many have a niche or even sub-niche. After thinking about this, I would say I would like my blog to be about real whole foods that are relatively easy and fast to prepare. If there is a healthier version of a dish, that’s that one I want to make. Every day I learn something new and I love sharing this information because I see how it helps my own health.
This 5 Minute Trail Mix is an example of quick, easy and healthy. I throw it together and take it along with me if I know I will be out for a while. Here are some other places I have taken this trail mix lately:
Traveling – this way I do not have to succumb to snack counters, quick on the go unhealthy snacks from vending machines, etc.. Plus, being gluten and dairy free I can’t have most of those snacks anyway.
Hikes/Long Walks – if I will be going on a long walk or hike I usually bring some trail mix (and water) along.
Sporting events – from kids to college games, it is great when I get hungry!
Afternoon snack – in between lunch and dinner, a small serving is just what I need.
Having said all that, since this trail mix has nuts, coconut flakes and chocolate, it is probably better not to consume large amounts all at once. I find that a serving is a small scoop that can fit in the palm of my hand, maybe about 1/4 cup or less. Since trail mix is filling and satiating, that is all it takes.
I hope you enjoy if you try it!
Also, try Monkey Munch –
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- 1/2 cup whole roasted salted almonds (I used 50% less salt, dry roasted salted almonds)
- 1/2 cup whole roasted salted cashews ( I used roasted and salted cashews)
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes (I used 100% organic unsweetened coconut flakes by Let's Do Organic).
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup chocolate chunks (I used Enjoy Life Semi-sweet Mega Chunks. You could sub chocolate chips but I love the chunks!)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix up until mixed well.
Store in airtight container. Can store in frig or pantry.
Note: If serving at a gathering, avoid placing in direct sun as chocolate may melt.