Healthy Superfood Trail Mix {Crunchy, Chewy, Sweet, and Satisfying}

Go nuts! This delicious blend of crunchy, chewy, sweet, and satisfying superfood trail mix is sure to curb every snack craving and deliver a sustainable burst of energy. 

healthy superfood trail mix

Do I really need to say more?! Skip to the recipe and make it! Then, come back and enjoy a handful or two of this delicious blend while you read on.

If you’re new to the blog welcome! My name is Lindsey and I love trail mix. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you probably know I’m a wee bit obsessed with trail mix. Remember that one time I told you about my ‘divorce fight’ with my husband revolving around trail mix…love you handsome {and I’m sorry for my irrational behavior, I blame being a women and hormones}.

Speaking of irrational behavior, does anyone else get hangry? If I haven’t eaten in 2-3 hours and I’m cranky or irritable just feed me, that’s typically the root cause. Hence why I love trail mix, it’s a healthy snack {when consumed in moderation} you can take with you anywhere.

Like packing a bag for you and your traveling companion on a three-hour road trip from Chicago to Michigan. Or packing your hubby a bag to take to the office. Although my sampling of tasters was small, I must admit this mix got raving reviews!

Thrill your tastebuds with crunchy pistachios and almonds, tart goji berries and sweet coconut. Hearty walnuts and rich blueberries round out the symphony of flavors, and dark chocolate pieces add an antioxidant-rich energy kick. Your body {and possibly your significant other} will thank you for this mood-lifting superfood snack mix!

healthy superfood trail mix

healthy superfood trail mix ingredientsSo what makes this a ‘superfood’ trail mix? The nutrient-rich ingredients. 

  • Almonds – A great source of protein, fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. Associated with a number of health benefits like lowering cholesterol and supporting heart health.
  • Walnuts – aka brain food! associated with brain health due to their high amount of vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats and antioxidants.
  • Pistachios – Loaded with fiber, protein, potassium, vitamin K, and B vitamins; great for sustained energy.
  • Brazil Nuts –A great source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. But really it’s all about the selenium which improves thyroid function, protects against cancer, lowers cholesterol, and boosts testosterone levels and improves sperm production and motility in males :).
  • Goji Berries – Packed with antioxidants and can help boost the immune system to protect against colds thanks to their high vitamin C content.
  • Blueberries – aka a shield against heart disease. The blueberry’s fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content all support heart health.
  • Coconut – natures breastmilk. say what? Coconut contains lauric acid, a type of MCT found in breast milk. It has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, which have been shown to destroy many types of bacteria, viruses and fungus {such as, candida, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections}. This sweet treat can also increase digestion and enable your body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Dark Chocolate {or Raw Cacao Nibs} – Deliciously-packed with antioxidants, magnesium and Phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the chemical known to inspire happiness, focus and wakefulness.

healthy superfood trail mixI recommend purchasing these ingredients from the bulk section at your grocer. That way you can choose exactly how much of each ingredient you purchase. Why purchase a pound of expensive pistachios {divorce fight number two when I purchased pistachios for this salad recipe} when you only need a half cup? Save money and try new ingredients, like goji berries, without buying more than you bargained for.

And you can easily substitute/omit nuts and dried fruit to fit your tastebuds. To be honest, I’m not a huge Brazil nuts fan and I’d probably exclude them from the recipe but with my thyroid deficiencies I try to eat three Brazil nuts a day for the selenium.

Which brings me to my final point. The ‘perfect superfood trail mix bite.’

healthy superfood trail mixFor me the perfect bite is — one almond, 1 walnut, 1 pistachio, 2 goji berries, 2 blueberries, and one coconut chip. 

And because this blend is mixed almost perfectly there’s no need to pick out your favorite ingredients and end up with a crummy bag of just peanuts.

Regardless of how you eat it, this healthy superfood trail mix is loaded with protein, healthy fats and fiber that’s sure to satisfy your stomach {and your tastebuds}!

To be honest, I can’t believe it’s actually taken me this long to post a trail mix recipe. Now on to developing a traveling trail mix recipe with veggies in it…

healthy superfood trail mix

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This delicious blend of crunchy, chewy, sweet, and satisfying superfood trail mix is sure to curb every snack craving and deliver a sustainable burst of energy.
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Recipe type: trail mix
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ½ c Almonds, Whole
  • ½ c Walnuts, Halved
  • ½ c Pistachios Nuts, Whole
  • ¼ c Brazil Nuts, Whole
  • ½ c Goji Berries
  • ½ c Dried Blueberries
  • ¼ c Roasted Coconut Chips
  • ¼-1/2 c Dark Chocolate Chunks {or Cacao Nibs}
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Store in an air-tight container. Or pre-portion ¼ c into smaller baggies or containers for snacking.

 

i’m seriously nuts for this recipe! i shared my ‘perfect handful’ of this delicious mix and now i’m curious, what would be your ‘perfect handful’? tell me in the comments below.

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