One of the coolest things about working at a major natural food store, is having the chance to discover new and interesting products. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a good amount of time working with the buyer in the bulk department of the store. By far, THE best place to discover amazing, minimally processed, super nutritious products. Anything from dried fruits, nuts, grains, dry beans… you name it.
And every time I spend the day there, my brain immediately goes into creative mode and I start to think about all the recipes we could create.
But a couple days ago, it dawned on me: why alter the wholesomeness and purity of these amazing products, when they can be used just the way they are?
So by combining some of the most nutritionally packed dried fruits and seeds, and adding the antioxidant power of raw cocoa nibs, we came up with this delicious trail mix. A healthy gluten free, nut free, snack that can also be added to your favorite hot cereal or yogurt for that extra boost of energy.
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 dried black mission figs, chopped
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup raw cocoa nibs
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl… and enjoy!