DIY Trail Mix Recipe

Why buy trail mix when you can make it yourself? This DIY trail mix recipe is vegan, tasty, & nutritious. One serving has 16% of your daily fiber & 13% of your daily protein. Low in sodium. Low in carbs. But high in fat. This concoction is extremely easy to create. Even your dog can make it! Maybe. I don't know about that one actually. :p

diy trail mix
The variety of nuts offer you a heavy dose of protein, which is essential for everyone especially vegans & vegetarians. If you don’t eat meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or dairy products, you must eat a plethora of protein-containing foods every day in order to get all the amino acids needed to make new protein, according to Harvard School of Public Health

Sunflower seeds are low in cholesterol & sodium. They are also a good source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese & Selenium, & a very good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), according to Self Nutrition Data.

I've got a pretty severe sweet tooth, so the mixture of semi-sweet chocolate chips & cranberries add the perfect touch of sugary goodness.  I got mine from Trader Joe's. 

diy trail mix
Okay, so now that I hyped you up on this easy vegetarian recipe & got you all drooling, you need to know just how to make this delightful DIY munchie. It's super simple, I promise. This is ideal for a protein-packed, portioned snack. 

Ingredients: 
1 cup almonds 
1 cup peanuts 
1 cup pecans 
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries 
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds 
1 tbsp flax seeds 

Here's how it's done: 1. Measure & mix everything together. 


It's important to remember that nuts & chocolate are high in fat, so please portion these out. This yields approximately 20 servings with each serving being 1/4 cup. You can eat as many carrots as you want, but keep your trail mix intake to a minimum. Other than that, yes. It truly is that easy. Bon Appétit! 

Will you be making this tasty treat? Do you like to eat trail mix? Let me know, friends. :]


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22 comments

  1. Yum!! My husband and I love trail mix!! This one looks so yummy :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Thank for reading, Jessica! Yes, it's perfect to toss in for an office snack. :]

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  2. love trail mix, this looks amazing.
    x http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  3. Looks so yummy! Must try it!

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  4. love home made trail mixes, so nice to know what you are eating, most of them are covered in sugar!

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    1. Yep, keep those sugars down with natural dried berries! :]

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  5. I love trail mix - looks lovely.

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  6. i love trail mixes, they're so so yummy!
    xx

    www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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    1. I know. Such a yummy little munchie. :]

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  7. I don't know why I never thought to make my own trail mix. It seems so obvious now, lol. I'm a fan of all the ingredients you used-yum!

    Adventures of a Dream Catcher

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    1. It's incredibly easy & it makes more this way. :]

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  8. Yum! I love trail mixes. New follower :)
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  9. yumyum! :"3

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  10. You're so right, its so easy to make! I love doing it.

    xo
    www.style-wire.com

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  11. This sounds really good&simple to make xxx

    She Will Be

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  12. That's a great idea and it looks delicious. Great post and keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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  13. This is great love how you even put the nutrition facts, I've been trying to eat more healthy. My friend went to Hard this year without me but she invited me to hard day of the dead should i go ??

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  14. Mmm, sounds delicious!

    Sarah x
    www.palmtreesandheels.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing the calories and nutrient info! I love trail mix and I also love that you can control completely what goes into this! You're right, it may be healthy, but it's not low cal. It's surprising how many people don't understand this at all! I tried to explain that Thai green curry wasn't low in calories because of the coconut cream to my friend the other day, and it was like I'd killed his puppy... -_-

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  16. great recipe darling! this is so easy and fast to make on the go :) I normally make a similar mix before going for a hike or before going on a road trip :) Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  17. This looks yum! Trail mix is high in fat but it's so much better to get it from nuts than chips, I guess!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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