A Healthy Gluten-Free Snack Option
Sometimes I feel like a snack, but I have nothing on hand to snack on. I’ll often try and get creative and see what I can make as a snack with the foods I have in my cupboard. Sometimes its protein powder mixed with almond or coconut milk, or a handful of nuts. Other times, I get creative. After all, that’s how I discovered the wonder of avocados in my smoothies and puddings.
My recent creative kitchen concoction is this superfood trail mix recipe. I shouldn’t even call it a recipe because all it requires is pouring a couple different items in a bowl. But that’s the beauty of it. It’s easy, quick, and satisfies your need to snack. This superfood trail mix recipe is a winner and I’m excited to share it with you.
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 Bag Toasted Coconut Chips. I used Dang Coconut Chips. I got them in my gluten-free Urthbox that I recently reviewed.
- 1/2 Cup Golden Berries. I bought these ones by Sunfood. They are so tangy and good. I have a bit of an obsession.
- 1/2 Cup Goji Berries
- 1/2 Cup Almonds.
Take all items and mix in a bowl together. Wa-la. That’s it! See what I mean about not even needing to call it a recipe?
This superfood trail mix recipe is gluten free but it is NOT paleo because the coconut chips have added sugar. If you would like to make a paleo version of this superfood trail mix recipe then I recommend using coconut flakes instead of coconut chips. Bob’s Red Mill makes a good unsweetened coconut flake.
This recipe stemmed from my recent obsession of adding more superfoods into my diet. I already know about superfoods like kale, salmon, and sweet potatoes. But there are other superfoods like goji berries and golden berries. I first learned about golden berries from a place here in LA called Earthbar. It’s a smoothie and juice bar attached to a health food store and you can also find them in many Equinox locations here in LA. I bought a pack of Earthbar trail mix and they had golden berries in their trail mix. I had never seen or heard of a golden berry before, but they were tangy and good and I couldn’t get enough!
I heard about golden berries more recently from a demo I saw from Julie Morris – a superfoods chef! Julie is an Executive Chef and also has her own book called Superfood Smoothies. She talked about golden berries in her demo and I never knew you could buy them separately in their own bag until Julie mentioned it to us. I ordered a bag on Amazon along with some goji berries. Thanks for the great info, Julie!
This superfood trail mix recipe is great to keep in a bowl or put it in a ziploc baggie and use it as a snack for when you’re on the go.
What about you? Do you add superfoods to your diet? What type of superfoods do you eat? Post in the comments and let me know.
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