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10 healthy trail mix recipe for outdoor activities

Some time ago it was hard to find some trail mix recipe beyond the typical mix of raising, peanuts and nuts. Fortunately, nowadays is much easier to find different mixture which is able to provide us with all the nutritional properties that are needed when we are doing some strenuous activity, as hiking, biking, running or just doing outdoor plans.

Discover all the advantages of the trail mix recipe

Trail mix recipes has lot of advantages for all the athletes, no matters which kind sport you practice, it would be always recommendable to have a quick energy-boosting in order to keep our body nourished. Apart from the fact that trail mix is a very effective way of stay energized, it has lots of advantages that worth to be taken in account, so here you are some of them:

  • It can be eaten easily. Toy don’t need to stop for having a quick noshing full of energy. These snacks are also portable, due to their weight, which are normally around 50 and 75 grams each, including the envelope. But even though they are not heavy to carry, it doesn’t mean that they are not nutritious enough, because every portion can contain about 230 kcal per every 50 grams.
  • They are a really healthy and delicious In their majority, they are made with dried fruits like pecans, almonds, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, cereals and chocolate among any others, so it is quite easy to find them an appetizing snack.
  • You can control all the ingredients, so it will be easy to calculate how much portion of carbohydrates, fats, sugar and protein would be appropriate for you depending on your necessity or your caloric expenditure.
  • There are unlimited possibilities for the trail mix; the only limit is the sky. You can try to mix your favorite flavors instead of buying them. This way, you can enjoy of new and original recipes.
  • There’s no doubt, one of the best advantages about the trail mix recipes is not only that you can take them anywhere for your outdoor sports, but also you can have them on your frequent places, as school or the office.

Best ideas for trail mix recipes: do it by yourself

In accordance with the above, the trail mix was invented in America around the sixties as a healthy and natural solution for athletics. Since then, it’s been a very clear improvement regarding the ingredients. Nowadays, you can even see that some of them include legumes as lentils, broad beens and peas, which provide our snacks a high quantity of protein, calcium and fiber.

Exotic trail mix

This recipe is especially good if you are looking for a natural and quick way of get some energy as well as if you are a fruit lover. Moreover, the combination between cashews and fruit has an excellent nutritional power. They are also a really good for the skin and nervous system.

  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried banana

Sweet trail mix

This mix is an appropriate way of getting E vitamin, antioxidants and fiber. It would be recommendable to avoid the excess of sugar of the ripe forest fruits, so try to add less than the 20% of the mix from this ingredient for a correct nutritional value.

  • Pecans
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Dried cranberries
  • White chocolate

Caribean trail mix

Enjoy this tasty and classic mix that will transport you to the Caribbean.

  • Coconut flakes
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pletzels
  • Almonds

Spicy trail mix

If you are a spicy-food lover, this recipe is for you. Ginger would help you to digestion.

  • Dried ginger
  • Banana
  • Edamame
  • Sunflower seeds

Legumes trail mix

Legums are one of the best natural sources of iron that you will find. It will provide you of calcium and folic acid.

  • Lentils
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dried cherries
  • Flax seeds

Fruity and spicy trail mix

Quinoa and banana contain lot of good properties as calcium, potassium, phosphorous and iron, and it is also gluten free.

  • Dried banana
  • Quinoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Pecans

Best options for buying your snacks: NATURAL ENERGY BARS

Despite the fact that there are lot of possibilities, not always are totally available to prepare all the meals that we need to our hike, so here you are our healthy and natural alternatives.  All our products are free of trans fat, GMO, preservatives, artificial flavorings, artificial colourings, lactose, gluten and egg. Not only they are a fantastic source of fiber, but also are allow for a vegan diet.

CEREALS, FRUIT & CHOCOLATE

The bite is soft and pleasant and is combined with so peculiar and appetizing flavors of the best chocolate that are as tasty as extra energy provider. It is made by:

  • Seeds (of pumpkin, sunflower, flax, and sesame).
  • Rice syrup
  • Cereals (oat flakes)
  • Dried fruit (apricot, covered with rice flour, raisins, apple)
  • Dark chocolate coverage
  • Sunflower oil

CEREAL WITH QUINOA & CRANBERRIES

Crunchy quinoa and lovely cranberries will explode all your flavour nuances. Not as sweet as the rest of the family but with a delicious acid touch. Quinoa will also help you with the presence of acids Omega-3 and Omega-6. It is made by:

  • Seeds (of pumpkin, sunflower, flax, and sesame).
  • Rice syrup
  • Cereals (oat flakes)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Puffed quinoa
  • Sunflower oil
  • Apple juice concentrate

CEREALS & FIGS

The perfect mix between rice syrup flavored seeds and the slightly sweetness of figs is full of low absorption carbohydrates, as well as proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is made by:

  • Seeds (of pumpkin, sunflower, flax, and sesame).
  • Cereals (oat flakes)
  • Dried figs (figs and rice flour)
  • Sunflower oil

These are just 10 healthy trail mix recipes for a more interesting trail mix. We hope you found it useful.

 

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