My Healthy Vegan Trail Mix Recipe is super fast and easy to prepare.
Trail mix is the ideal plant-based vegan snack for when you need a quick energy boost or afternoon pick-me-up especially for when you are on-the-move.
Working from home? School or college at home?
Have this trail mix prepared for an instant healthy snack.
The biscuit tin may be easy to reach but a refined snack doesn’t pack the nutrient punch of essential vitamins and minerals that a trail mix can!
A common issue for those new to plant-based and vegan diets is eating enough to feeling full. For many people incorporating more calorie and nutrient dense foods is the answer.
A small serving of trail mix may be about 217 calories, which is about equivalent to an average chocolate bar, but those plant-based calories may actually help boost your metabolism and prevent snacking or over-eating for the rest of the day. As you feel more satiated!
Check out this interview with plant-based Dr Greger for more amazing information!
My trail mix has
Just click on each ingredient for nutritional info and see for yourself the health benefits of my Healthy Vegan Trail Mix.
Healthy Vegan Trail Mix
Double the recipe quantities for more servings!
Trail mix dates back to at least 1913 when it was referred to as ”gorp” within the Oxford English Dictionary!
Gorp stands for ”good old raisins and peanuts”!
Gorp was used as the name states as a snack for trail walkers.
Healthy Vegan Trail Mix
- Airtight container
- 150 grams cashews 1 cup
- 24 grams coconut flakes 1/3 cup
- 45 grams dried cranberries 1/3 cup
- 50 grams dried walnuts 1/3 cup
- 45 grams dried mango 1/3 cup
- Mix all ingredients and add to an airtight container.
- If kept dry this trail mix should keep well for many months.
- 217 calories
- 15 grams fat
- 17 grams carbs
- 4 grams protein
Healthy Vegan Trail Mix Recipe Notes
- Your healthy vegan trail mix should last for many months stored within a sealed air-tight container.
- Enjoy about a 1/4 cup/small handful of trail mix as a serving.
- To ensure a plentiful supply just throw in extra ingredients as you go to keep your container of trail mix topped up. Its a good way to use up small quantities of muesli, granola, cereals, seeds, nuts, and dried fruits.
- Banana chips are a tasty addition.
- Add other dried fruit, nuts or seeds that you may have at home to your trail mix.
- Switch up the ingredients! Don’t have cashews? Use sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Have Brazil nuts instead of walnuts? Use those! Don’t have cranberries? Use goji berries, raisins, or sultanas. Don’t have mango? Use papaya, dates or banana chips.
- Sunflower and pumpkin seeds are less expensive so if necessary switch the cashews and walnuts for a seed blend. I often do when I have run out of nuts.
- If you are in the UK then Home Bargains, Aldi or Lidl is a good place to source inexpensive dried fruit, nuts and seeds. I have purchased dried mango, cranberries, walnuts and cashews from Home Bargains for just a few pounds. If you can’t find any coconut flakes try your local health store/wholefoods as they will likely have some. Otherwise many major supermarkets stock coconut flakes often in individual portion sizes.
- Use your healthy vegan trail mix as a breakfast topping! Scatter some over your favourite cereal or a bowl of porridge/oatmeal.
- Toss some trail mix over a yogurt pot or serving of yogurt.
- Trail mix is tasty sprinkled over some stewed fruit such as apples, plums and pears.
- Enjoy some trail mix alongside a selection of fresh fruit.
- Add some air-popped popcorn for a fun trail mix blend!
- A shake of cinnamon or mixed spice/pumpkin spice will create a tasty autumnal trail mix flavour!
- Vegan-friendly chocolate chips are a delicious addition.
- Try adding in some crunchy granola, wholegrain cereal such as multigrain hoops, or whole-wheat/rice puff type cereal.
Looking for more healthy vegan snacks?
Check out my Scottish Vegan Oatcakes that use nutritious pinhead oatmeal. So good!
Prepared one of my recipes?
Sharing a photo on social media? Tag us @traditionalplantbasedcook #traditionalplantbasedcooking
So I can admire your creation!