Warmer weather is coming, and we tend to look towards cooling snacks in the warmer months, right? Not saying you have to rely heavily on ice cream or chase after the Ice Cream truck (ahh, memories!), but I totally get your desire for the cold stuff!
These Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars are great, and not only can you create different flavors by using extracts mixed in the yogurt (or use flavored yogurt, but I steer away from those, personally), but you can also use different fruits, a variety of nuts (I have sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews in mine), and really get tons of goodness into a little bar!
You can opt not to add the chocolate chips (I prefer mini ones, but didn’t have any on hand), but I mean, a little chocolate never hurt anyone, so don’t be afraid to live a little! 🙂
I used coconut granola to add even more of a flavor boost!
You can also opt to use ice cube trays to make these bite sized (I have the soft bottom ones that allow you to pop contents out, but a knife would get them out of a standard ice cube tray).
How do they sound?
So snacks… that can withstand Florida heat but still nourish me and keep me stable. I opted to make my own trail mix and bring it, so I don’t have to worry about what’s in it, and it’s a good balance of things!
Here’s whats in it (this is portioned out into several bags)
- 1 cup sliced almonds.
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I buy them in chunks and slice them)
- 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces.
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
- 1/2 cup raisins.
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
Do you make your own trail mix? What do you put in it?
Good combination! Works well with the spice of Cafe Latte, I love this one. I love anything with honey, pretty much!
Do you superfood?
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, and cashews contain the healthy monounsaturated fats that lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. And because they’re packed with protein and “good” fat, they won’t raise blood sugar as much as crackers or pretzels do. Because many nuts are high in calories (almonds are the lowest), stick to an ounce, or about the amount that will fit in the palm of your hand.
My husband likes to keep a container of cashews on our living room coffee table – I will dabble here and there, but I don’t think nuts get enough credit. I think many people just don’t view them as a snack, they are more of a topping or something. But they make a great snack, give it a try! 🙂