Suped Up Trail Mix

travel snacks memeI’ve just returned from a beach vacation on the coast of North Carolina with my family.  I never bank on eating airport food when I fly because there’s rarely any real-food options.  So I always come prepared with lots of snacks and a packed lunch, if necessary.  The snacks I brought on this trip are pictured here.  Beef jerky, almond butter packets, home-made kale chips, SeaSnax nori treats (toasted with olive oil instead of processed oils) and my Suped Up Trail Mix.  I also packed a lunch of Turkey Ranch Nori Wraps.

 

My Suped Up Trail Mix is chock full of goodness!

  • Walnuts for their essential omega-3 fatty acids
  • Brazil nuts for their selenium
  • Cocoa for it’s flavonols
  • Almonds, well, because they’re the king of nuts!
  • Pumpkin seeds for zinc
  • Superfruits goldenberries and mulberries
  • Coconut

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup blanced almonds

1/2 cub brazil nuts
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup coconut chips
  • To blanch the almonds: Add almonds to boiling water for 2-3 minutes.  Strain and submerge in ice water.  Drain and rub between 2 towels to remove skins.
  • Lemon-Herb nuts:  Melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat.  Add the blanched almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted.  Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of chopped lemon zest, several sprigs of rosemary and/or thyme, chopped (optional) and 1 teaspoon sea salt.
  • Toasted Pumpkin Seeds:
  • Spread 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees until just starting to brown.  Remove from oven and mix with 2 teaspoons of coconut aminos.
Mix the cooked nuts with the remaining ingredients.
Make sure you make enough for your whole trip because this stuff goes fast!  Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
This post is linked to Sunday School on Butter Believer.

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