Raw Trail Mix
This is a high-protein snack that is good when traveling. It will keep for up to two months in an airtight container stored at room temperature.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 2
- ¾ cup dry buckwheat groats
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup green pumpkin seeds
- 3 tablespoons raw honey or agave
- 1 tablespoon carob powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup dried fruit of your choice — goji berries, dried cherries, currants, and/or raisins
Soak the buckwheat for 6 hours and sprout for 1 day. Soak the almonds for 12 hours. Soak the pumpkin seeds for 4 hours.
Mix the buckwheat, almonds, and pumpkin seeds together and add the honey, carob, and cinnamon.
Spread the mixture onto dehydrator trays and dehydrate at 145°F for 2 hours. Lower temperature to 115°F and continue dehydrating for another 8 hours.
Add the dried fruit and mix well.
Calories: 1,217 | Fat: 73 g | Protein: 45 g | Sodium: 83 mg | Fiber: 23 g
Pumpkin seeds are also known as pepitas or “little seeds of squash.” The seeds are good sources of protein, the essential minerals iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and potassium, and provide essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 fatty acids). Pumpkin seeds prevent hardening of the arteries and regulate cholesterol in the body. Some studies have found that pumpkin seeds also promote prostate health.