Sweet & Salty Primal Trail Mix
This super tasty, super healthy trail mix is totally gluten free and refined sugar free, making it the perfect snack choice. And best of all it takes only a few quick minutes in the oven to fill your snack quota for an entire week.
1/2 cup each raw walnuts, almonds, and pecans
1/2 cup each raw pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup or less raw honey
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F)
Roughly chop nuts and mix with seeds, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread on a cookie sheet or rimmed baking pan lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle with half of the salt.
Toast in the oven for 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally to be sure the nuts and seeds are merely toasted, not burned (keep a watchful eye).
Take pan out of the oven and let cool, then add the remaining salt and drizzle the honey over the top. Toast in oven for another 5 minutes, stirring often (I keep my oven door cracked open for this). Remove from oven, mix thoroughly with apricots and cranberries and let cool. It will be clumpy and sticky like granola when done. You should end up with 12- 14 quarter-cup servings (approximately).
Recipe Supplied by Les Mills International
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
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