Gluten-Free Recipe: Anti-Aging Trail Mix
Mulberries are an anti-aging superfood with a similar flavor to dried figs. Low in calories and high in resveratrol, vitamin C, and iron, there are potent antioxidants packed into this delicious, little berry. It also contains a significant amount of protein for a berry, with 3 grams per ounce. Mulberries are also excellent for eye health thanks to their high content of lutein and zea-xanthin, antioxidants that can help protect the eye from macular degeneration.
Cacao nibs are nature's version of a chocolate chip. They're derived from the cacao bean after it has been peeled and crumbled, but before it's turned into powder. A rich source of antioxidants, fiber, and minerals (iron and magnesium), cacao also contains sulfur which is beneficial for skin health.
Goji berries are another popular superfood that have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years for their ability to strengthen the immune system. These berries contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as all eight essential amino acids!
Below is a recipe for energizing and filling trail mix that incorporates all of the above-listed superfoods. You can easily double or triple the recipe depending on how many people will be snacking!
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup dried mulberries (or raisins)
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup goji berries
Makes about 3 cups.
Combine all ingredients in your favorite glass container, give it a good shake, and go enjoy your vacation!