I love our trips to the local whole foods shop. Especially when it’s time to make a trail mix. This one was created by choosing what they had in store, for an easy shop and chop snack. Yep that is a thing, the shop and chop.
According to my dude, this is the best trail mix ever. I almost have to keep tabs on how much he’s eating so poor me dont miss out! We whip it up about once a month now on our rotation of snack attacks.
We need dietary diversity to nourish the body and its senses. The multitudes of nutrients and flavours give us life in many ways. It really is incredible when you think about the chemistry between us humans and what we eat.
So, let yourself indulge in these ingredients. .
Firstly I’m going to start with the star, the carob coated banana is the best bit. Carob is sweet and doesn’t need sugar, though most brands add it anyway. It’s a great alternative to chocolate and caffeine free!… for those who dig that kind of thing? I’ll stick to eating the carob as well as the chocolate thank you.
The dried banana tastes slightly caramelised and is a magnificent match with carob. It’s like the treat part of the mix that always bloody disappears first. We chop these into 1 CM pieces.
Pumpkin seeds or pepitas, these big green ones are grown in Australia and pesticide free. I notice a big difference in flavour from the supermarket ones.
Organic Mixed raw nuts simple as that. Packed full of goodies they are. Magnesium, protein, folate, good fats, brain food. Keep you full. Don’t eat too many , an overdose may induce a food coma. *lifts one eyebrow* Seriously.
And lastly the second star to the show is the dried pear. Decadent, soft, sweet and juicy. Just so delicious.
This healthy treat just gets me through the day. Especially when my body and brain are working hard. Find the recipe below!
I’d love to hear from you, what are your easy go-to snack attacks?
1 c Carob coated banana cut into 1 cm slices
1/2 c pumpkin seeds
2-3 c mixed raw nuts
3/4 c dried pear cut into 1 CM chunks
Throw it all into a huge bowl
Mix with spoon or hands.
Store in airtight container or jar.