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snacking trail mix.

Recently featured on the Pure Barre Blog.

I really love a good trail mix because it can be so diverse. You can make yours a nut-free trail mix, make a trail mix with cereal for the morning or even try a dessert trail mix.  I decided to make a trail mix with a mixture of nuts, ancient grain cereal, dried fruit, coconut flakes, and dark chocolate covered espresso beans! The chocolate espresso beans are added for a little sweet treat found within a mixture of healthy, protein and fiber packed ingredients. Opt for dark chocolate in your trail mix to increase the antioxidants with a small lower calorie portion.

Grab a handful on the go or take it with you to class for the perfect post-workout snack!

RECIPE: (makes 10 servings)

  • 1 cup ancient grain cereal OR multigrain Cherios
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup banana chips
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup dried papaya
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate covered espresso beans


  • Combine all of the ingredients in one bowl and mix together with your hands or a large wooden spoon.
  • Store in airtight container or 10 individual bags for easy snacking!

Nutrition per serving: 180 calories, 10g fat, 3g monounsaturated fat, 2g polyunsaturated fat, 20g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 4g protein

By Gabrielle

food is my passion. i spend most of my free time looking for ways to make my recipes better, or even to think of new ones! i love making healthy (and TASTY) foods that will be an inspiration for people to get on track and start eating well and living life to the fullest!! love the life you live.

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