2. Add almonds and coconut flakes into food processor and process until nuts are chopped into small pieces.
3. Add dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sea salt into the food processor with almonds and continue to process until ingredients starts to stick together. If mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until mixture becomes sticky when you press it together.
4. Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon and roll into balls.
5. Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for later.
Trail mixes make for a great snack when you’re on the go. They’re easy to carry around in a zip-lock bag or small container and the right mix will do a solid job of satisfying a hungry belly in-between meals.
BUT beware … many trail mixes on the grocery store shelves contain nuts that have been roasted at high temperatures, low-quality oils, excess salt, and/or high amounts of sugar from dried fruit.
Since it’s not easy to find a squeaky clean trail mix, I like to make my own. They’re real easy to put together and you have full control over what goes in them. You can get super creative or keep it simple – you’re the boss of your trail mix!
Give my paleo and vegan Travel Trail Mix a try. It’s a great combination of tastes and textures. You won’t get bored of this healthy snack.