Superfood Trail Mix
Vegan - Raw - Gluten Free - Grain Free - Dairy Free - Refined Sugar Free
- 1/2 c Cacao Nibs
- 1/2 c Goji Berries
- 1/2 c Mulberries
- 1/2 c Goldenberries
- 1/2 c Cashews
- 1/2 c Pumpkin Seeds
- Add all the ingredients to an airtight container and store in a cool dry place or portion out in 1/4 cup servings in baggies for on the go nutrition!
- Feel free to not use all three dried fruits, its a personal choice and it boils down to which ones you want to buy or what is most available to you.
- I like to soak my nuts and seeds because it removes anti-nutrients (compounds that can interfere with the absorption of nutrients), increases nutrient density, and makes the nuts more digestible.
Here is how I do it
- In a large glass bowl or mason jar add the nuts/seeds and cover with warm, filtered water (about a 2:1 ratio) and about ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt. Cover with a light cloth for 8 hours (overnight is perfect). Rinse thoroughly and drain. I allow mine to dehydrate in an oven at its lowest temperature until dried (4-8 hours) or in a dehydrator to achieve a crispy texture but they can be eaten right away they will just have a squishy texture.
Lets Check out the health benefits of all of these super charged super foods!
- Cacao nibs/cacao is one of nature's richest dietary sources of magnesium and is also an excellent source of iron and dietary fiber.
- Cashews provide an impressive profile of beneficial oils and an ideal ratio of healthy saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats.
- Pumpkin seeds are a good source of plant-based protein, iron, and trace minerals.
- Goji berries are a high source of protein, a wealth of antioxidants and over 20 vitamins and minerals.
- Goldenberries contain a high amount of carotene and bioflavonoids, vitamins A and C.
- Mulberries contain iron, calcium and vitamin C along with dietary fiber and resveratrol.
Please be conscious of the sources of your nuts and fruits to make sure they are coming from reputable sources (I have organic reliable sources below). I also soak my cashews and pumpkin which removes anti-nutrients (compounds that can interfere with the absorption of nutrients), increases nutrient density, and makes the nuts more digestible. This is optional but highly recommended if you have the time. Instructions are in the recipe below