Monday, March 28, 2011

Trail Mix Recipe

I was asked what my trail mix recipe was so I thought I'd share my little tricks of eating healthy with this quick and easy snack. :) I rarely measure so these are guestimates.

Trail Mix

2 c walnuts

1 c almonds

1/4 c flaxseeds (doesn't do much for the texture, but I add it for the added Omega 3)

1 c dried cranberries

1/2 c raisins (or I just buy a mix of dried fruit)

1-2 Tbs grapeseed oil (depending on how 'nutty' I go because I like a light layer on all the nuts)

I use a special type of salt called 'biosalt', but I think Kosher salt is the next best thing. I use about 1/2 tsp.
Put it all in a container and shake it up. It tastes best whenever I chill it for a few hours and really let the flavors mix. Great for on the go snacks. Adjust the oil and salt to taste.

The grapeseed oil is great for you because it has Omega 3 and Omega 6 plus it is almost half the fat as olive oil. It's a lot lighter also so you don't need as much of it. :)

Link to where you can purchase grapeseed oils:

Link to the health benefits of grapeseed oil:

Link to where you can purchase biosalt:

Hope you enjoy!