I don’t know about you, but road trips make me hungry! Even if we’re just running errands to the next biggest city about an hour away, I pack snacks. Lots of snacks. Mr. M scoffs at my food, but he almost always ends up eating some of it 😉
Last weekend, a friend and I road-tripped to Chicago – 5 hours from home. Five hours requires A LOT of travel-friendly food!
This trail-mix (and some fruit and Tofu Two Ways salads) got us through the trip there – with some left for snacking at work this week.
(raw, gluten-free, oil free, sugar free, soy free, peanut free)
1/2 c raw almonds*
1/4 c cacao nibs
1/4 c raisins
1/4 c golden raisins
1/4 c currants
1/4 c raw sunflower seeds*
1/4 c raw pumpkin seeds* (pepitas)
Combine everything in a large bowl. Store in an air-tight container.
Makes about 2 cups.
You can, of course, choose any nuts, seeds, dried fruit of your liking to make your trail-mix. But, what’s nice about this one is that it’s RAW. I love that! It’s also oil free. Neither of which will you find in store-bought trail-mixes. Plus, many aren’t vegan because of the chocolate.
*Raw nuts and seeds should be soaked before consumption. Soaking and then dehydrating is an easy way to prep a bunch of nuts and seeds so you don’t have to worry about soaking and drying before making something. Using soaked/dried nuts will also help the shelf-life of your trail-mix, allowing you to leave it in a warm place like the car without fear or rancidity. (I didn’t soak/dry the nuts or seeds in this batch of trail-mix, and they tasted fine, but they did give me a bit of tummy trouble at first. Lesson learned!)