Looking for a healthy trail mix to take to work that’ll help limit your sugar cravings and your daily run to the vending machine? I’ve found this to be incredibly delicious, easy to make and can last me all week (eating a spoonful at a time a few times a day).
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/3 c. almonds (dry roasted, no salt added)
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 2 tbsp craisins (dried cranberries)
- 1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp gluten/sugar free mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 c. goji berries (wolfberries)
Put the coconut oil in a 2 cup glass container (I prefer glass, but you could use plastic), place in the microwave for a couple of seconds until it softens up a bit (makes it easier for stirring/coating). Add almonds, shredded coconut, raisins, craisins, goji berries and stir until well mixed. The coconut oil helps everything stick together and nicely coats everything. Yum!
If the glass heated up too much while softening the oil, let it sit for a bit before adding the cacao nibs and chocolate chips because you wouldn’t want them to melt! Once everything is mixed together and looks good, go ahead and store and eat. I usually eat a teaspoon at a time maybe 2-3 times a day to help with snack cravings. And the hint of sweetness really helps my sweet tooth!