Trail mixes are not only for hikers! They are a wholesome and delicious pick-me-up, especially during long working hours. They are packed with important vitamins and minerals as well as healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein for a well-rounded nutrition.
When making your own trail mix, you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand, while roughly keeping the following proportions:
- 1.5-2 parts nuts
- 1 part seeds
- 1 part dried fruits
- 0.5-1 part others (e.g. cacao nibs, dark chocolate pieces, pretzels etc.)
Besides widely available nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, this particular homemade trail mix is enhanced with sacha inchi, which is the best known plant-based source of protein. They also contain a richness of omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids for cardiovascular health.
- Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Then transfer and store in an airtight container. (5 minutes)
If you prefer a crunchier texture to your high protein trail mix with sacha inchi seeds, you may spread the nuts and seeds in a single layer and roast them for about 15 minutes in 375°F (190°C). Then set aside to cool completely before mixing them with the rest of the ingredients.