Vanilla Bean Homemade Trail Mix & A Few Tips For Buying Dried Fruit!

Vanilla Bean Homemade Trail Mix & A Few Tips For Buying Dried Fruit!

Never made healthy homemade trail mix?!

DO IT!

It’s so easy & so much healthier than store-bought ones which often contain added sugars, hydrogenated oils, table salt & other funky unnecessary ingredients!

This is something I like to meal prep every once in a while because it makes for a great on the go snack before or after a workout!

If you have issues with portion control or a busy AF life, you can prep ziploc bags of it at the beginning of the week & have a healthy snack on hand in your car or purse. It comes in handy if your day goes a little longer or more hectic than planned so that you avoid getting HANGRY!

In case you love this recipe (& trust me, you will), here are 2 other delicious recipes you should definitely try:

To make this one, simply add the following ingredients to a bowl, mix & store in an airtight jar or container:

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup dried organic unsweetened mulberries
  • 3 tbsp. raw organic cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup dried organic unsweetened pineapple
  • 1/4 cup raw slivered unsalted almonds
  • Few pinches Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla bean powder (or use cacao powder for a chocolatey trail mix!)

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BTW, when buying dried fruit, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • make sure to get unsweetened & organic, if & whenever possible (aka if it isn’t a million dollars more)
  • the only ingredient on the label should be the fruit itself; no added sugars/syrups, food colouring, artificial sweeteners or hidden sugars like maltodextrin or dextrose, sulfur, preservatives or fillers
  • the fruit should be ugly – it shouldn’t be bright & pretty… if it is, it means one thing only: PRESERVATIVES (& maybe even food colouring!); when fruit is dried, it does not preserve its bright colour so keep that in mind when shopping!

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