Chocolate and Goji Berry Superfood Trail Mix

superfood trailmix
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 149
Fat 10g
Carbs 15g
Protein 3g
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Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Servings 5 (1/4 cup each)

The term “superfood” can be misleading at times. It usually refers to foods that have especially high concentrations of nutrients or antioxidants that are beneficial to health. Some of these foods include blueberries, kale, walnuts, salmon, and chia seeds.

While these foods can be good to add to your diet, it is important to know that no single food can automatically make you healthy. Superfoods won’t cancel out a poor diet or sedentary lifestyle, and adding them to other foods doesn’t necessarily make those foods healthy. A donut with chia seeds sprinkled on top will still be a donut.

This superfood trail mix is full of nuts, seeds, chocolate, and dried fruit that are full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. The combination is a tasty mix that gives you lasting energy with heart-health benefits. It’s best to eat your superfoods in the context of a balanced, overall healthy diet for the most benefit!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup coconut chips
  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan if necessary)

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Divide into 1/4 cup portions.​

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

If there is an ingredient you don’t care for, leave it out or substitute it with another dried fruit, nut, or seed you like! Roasted or raw almonds, for example, can be swapped out for walnuts, and sunflower seeds for the pepitas. If you can find them, you can also choose dried blueberries or freeze-dried strawberries.

Swap in equal portions.

When choosing your dry fruit, just be sure to read the label and make sure that they have no added sugar—naturally, they're sweet enough.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Portion this trail mix out into individual servings so that you have healthy snacks ready to eat in your purse, at the office, or in your car! Package them into little zip-top baggies so that you can easily grab and go.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5 (1/4 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 11g  
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Protein 3g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 169mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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