Looking for a quick snack while on the run? I’ve looked high and low for a cleaner trail mix option, but they are often packed with sources of free glutamate (MSG), anti-caking agents, and inflammatory additives. While different variations can be made, we try to store a chocolate free variety of this in my car and carry-on at all times.
1 cup Roasted & Salted Almonds – Because all other ingredients are raw, I prefer to use roasted & salted almonds for this recipe. While it will very slightly increases the glutamate risk, I find it really helps with the flavor.
2/3 cup Raw Cashews
2/3 cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds (shelled) – pumpkin seeds are a staple in our house as we use them as a low oxalate and nut free version for paleo baking. We are not partial to this brand but it is often easier to find. In fact, commercially sprouted products are not ideal.
Amazon link for Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Thrive Market link for Pumpkin Seeds (these are actually a better option)
2/3 cup Goji Berries (unsulfured)
1/3 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds
1/3 cup Coconut Flakes unsweetened- it can actually be vary hard to find a clean option for shredded coconut, but this is our favorite! You will want to avoid purchasing the reduced fat option due to glutamate risk.
Amazon link for Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut
Thrive Market link for a Similar Shredded Coconut
1/3 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Morsels (optional) – While there is some glutamate risk with chocolate in general, these (in the red bag) are one of the cleaner options out there and may be used if tolerated. We did not tolerate chocolate originally, but are fortunate enough that we can consume it now (In moderation) without any reaction. It can also be high in histamine, oxalate and salicylate.
Amazon link for Enjoy Life Chocolate Morsels
Thrive Market link for Enjoy Life Chocolate Morsels
In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and toss until well combined. Store in airtight container until ready to serve.