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. 

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 App├ętit! 

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

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