Friday, August 31, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Blueberry Mixed Nut Trail Mix

Today is National Trail Mix Day. Last year, I posted an easy S'mores Trail Mix recipe, but although very tasty, it really isn't all that healthy. So this year I decided to post a delicious and healthier recipe.

Trail mix is one of the easiest things to make, and there's such variety. It's perfect to take on a hike, as snacks for school, or throw some into your next oatmeal cookie dough for an out of this world cookie.  The following trail mix is good for the heart. Blueberries have the highest antioxidants  of almost any dried fruit, and you all know the benefits of dark chocolate. Most of the nuts in this trail mix recipe are salted, but if you want to be really healthy, cut back on the salt. And, of course, you can add anything else you'd like to the mix: other nuts, coconut, other berries.


2 cups roasted salted peanuts
1 cup roasted salted almonds
1 cup roasted whole cashews
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (the darker, the better)
1 cup dried tart cherries
1 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped

Mix together. How easy is that?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great snack!