For those of you who can’t tolerate nuts (other than your significant other) here’s a quick and easy nut-free and gluten-free trail mix…
Hey, it’s hiking weather friends!
If you’re looking for a handful of healthy quick energy to take with you, this ridiculously easy trail mix recipe makes a really satisfying nut-free version.
The roasted pepitas and sunflower seeds give this mix a nutty flavor, without the extra Omega-6 and phytic acid you might be trying to avoid with most nuts.
And even if you’re not lacing up your hiking boots, having a jar of this goodness around the house or at work is great for between-meal snacking.
If you want to make this one even healthier, just skip the dark chocolate mini-chips and go with raw cacao nibs instead. Cacao nibs are “nature’s chocolate chip” plucked right from the cacao bean and crumbled. They’re loaded with antioxidants and minerals and have a strong, dark chocolate flavor. Good stuff!
Mix this one up for your next hike, and we’ll see you at the trailhead!
Healthy No-Nut Trail Mix Recipe
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds pepitas, roasted
- 1 cup sunflower seeds shelled and roasted
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dark mini-chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional ingredient)
- Mix together
- Store in sealed container to keep fresh
- Enjoy by the handful!