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Paleo Trail Mix

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Makes 4 cups.

Serving size is a quarter cup. Feel free to be creative with other nuts, seeds, and dried fruits with this recipe to make it your own.

Approximate prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins (golden raisins suggested)
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container. No cooking or baking necessary.


27 Comments

  1. Am I okay to guess that 4 cups of this yields to 16 servings of 1/4 cups?

    I am trying to figure out the calories and came up with a total of 2450 calories for this whole mix and then when broken down to about 156 calories for each serving (1.4 cup). Either way it’s delicious!

    • @James – That sounds about right. More or less depending on your size and activity levels. Glad you like it!

  2. heysteve988

    I am looking for a healthy fuel for my triathlons with a 25% Fat, 25% Protein and 50% Carbs combination. Are there any easy combination’s/recipe’s on this site that will meet this requirement?

    • @heysteve988 – Do you mean for when you’re actually doing the triathlon or before/after?

  3. heysteve988

    @Neely – Yes during the triathlon, I am trying to avoid all the sugar packed gels and sports drinks. I was looking at some recipes that had sprouted seeds to allow for quick digestion, which I think is a great idea. I just want to make it fit the 25,25,50 ratios I mentioned.

    • @heysteve988 – Well, I’d try out some trail mixes that meet those requirements. However, definitely DEFINITELY try eating those things on long training workouts to see how you do with digesting them. Not sure it’s the best thing to be eating when you’re doing that kind of workout. That’s the (only) beauty of the gel packs, etc. This is when a lot of serious paleo athletes will stray from the diet, understandably. Because eating nuts and dried fruit during a competitive event isn’t optimal. I also have enduro clients who use honey packs and almond butter during events and long rides. You could try some combo of fruit juice, coconut milk and almond butter blended, or just take the protein out of the equation since it’s so hard to digest while you’re running/biking/swimming. Just make sure you’re eating really well beforehand and afterward, and make sure you eat enough before the race so you don’t bonk before your first fueling at around the 45 min -1 hour point. I’ll have more posts on this in the near future. Not sure you want to follow a 25/25/50 ratio, but that’s of course your call. Good luck!

  4. charlrean

    I made it last night to put in my car as a snack when needed. It is DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  5. How much of the trail mix are you suppose to have for your snack?

    • @stap2315 – Well, we try to leave that up to you, since everyone’s size is so different. If you’re a small female, eat around 1/4 – 1/2 cup. If you’re a large male, you should eat more, especially if you’re not trying to lose weight. Depends on how many calories you need.

  6. OK, I am just totally ignorant. What type of currant should be used for this? Here’s a key sentence from Wikipedia: “Ribes includes the currants, including the edible currants (blackcurrant, redcurrant and whitecurrant), gooseberries, and many ornamental plants. The Ribes currant should not be confused with the Zante currant grape.”

  7. This recipe states approximate cooking time: 10 minutes.

    Instructions say to combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container.

    Do you combine and bake and at what temp? Or do you just combine and eat as is? Then store…

    • RME – I changed the recipe’s instructions to state that there is no cook or bake time for this recipe. Sorry for the confusion!

  8. Nandaloro

    I love this snack, especially for my kids and camping, but I have a hard time finding dried fruit (blueberries) without fruit juice. Do you use these or is there an alternative? Boulder-based, sugar-free.

  9. Nightmare

    How much sugar is too much for the dried fruit in this recipe?

  10. slongtin

    This stuff is amazing. I was a little wary because I really don’t normally like a lot of nuts and seeds, or even dried fruit for that matter. But the combination is perfect and gives me the sweet taste I’ve been missing not eating chocolate. Love this!

  11. Snyders

    Salted or unsalaried nuts?

    • Neely Quinn

      snyders – It doesn’t matter, but remember that soaked nuts are the best, so if you get raw nuts, put them in water overnight, dump the water and let them dry out and then eat them. It helps make them more digestible. Too many unsoaked nuts can wreak havoc on a lot of people…

  12. Snyders

    unsalted*

  13. Trail mix is a go-to snack for me since going paleo, I’ll have to try out you’re mix! I have a Paleo Power Bar recipe on my blog if you want to check it out :)

  14. Chandra

    The only dried blueberries I can find have some kind of oil listed as an ingredient-sunflower oil usually. Is this okay or are there dried fruits I can purchase that do not have oil?

    • Neely Quinn

      Chandra – Yes, there are definitely dried fruits you can find without oil. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but we’re trying to stay away from the omega 6s and sunflower oil is chock full of the stuff :)

  15. michaelbourgeois1019@gmail.com

    This was awesome! Super easy to throw together! yum yum yummmm.

  16. Hi

    Can I soak the nuts in bulk, drain the water, leave to dry and after mixing leave in an airtight container?

    If so how long can i keep them for?

    Do I soak all nuts or is particularly almonds?

    thanks :)

  17. Wendy M

    How do you know if nut has been soaked before you buy them, or are no nuts sssoaked?

  18. Traci L

    I have the same question about soaking the nuts in water. With this trail mix, do I soak all of the nuts? And can I soak all the nuts together in the same bowl?
    Thanks!! :)

  19. Tammy

    CoCao nibs sound like they would be good in this mix

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