This Sweet Summit Trail Mix is better than your average GORP (good old raisins and peanuts) you probably had growing up. I plan to eat this trail mix for my summer goal: summiting a Colorado Fourteener!
I’m planning on hiking up Grays Peak with this trail mix in my pocket to keep me fueled with raw, unsalted goodness and crunchy sweet bites. While I love picking up bags of trail mix from Trader Joe’s or Costco, I find that buying mixes with salted nuts makes me extremely dehydrated and unable to stop crunching thanks to the salt. This trail mix with raw unsalted nuts is far more satisfying after a handful.
Adding puffins increases the serving size, since traditional trail mix is so calorically dense. Instead of handfuls of nuts and dried fruit, the crunchy cinnamon cereal mixes it up! I like to portion this out into half-cup baggies – each half-cup serving is 250 calories, 17 grams of healthy fats, and 6 grams of sustaining protein. A snack with a powerful nutritional punch, all wrapped up in a bite-sized package.
- 2 cups cinnamon Puffins cereal
- 1 cup raw unsalted almonds
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 1 cup raw unsalted walnuts
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Portion into half-cup servings.
Store in bags or tupperware to keep fresh. I found these little portion bags at Target- they are perfect for snagging on the go!
Do you have a summer goal for yourself, whether it be a challenge with friends or yourself? Have you ever climbed a mountain!?