High Protein Trail Mix
Published Mar 15, 2023, Updated Jun 12, 2023
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This high protein trail mix is packed with nuts, seeds, edamame, dried fruit and chocolate chips. It’s the perfect protein-packed snack to keep on hand whenever those hunger cravings strike!
I love homemade trail mix! It’s by far one of my favorite snacks that we always have on hand. It’s so easy to make, completely customizable and it packs in a good amount of nutrients in a small portion.
Trail mixes are usually protein-packed and have a few varieties of nuts and seeds, but for this high-protein trail mix recipe I really wanted to amp up the protein so I included 4 different varieties of nuts and seeds and dry roasted edamame.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack recipe that will keep you full and satisfied this trail mix is for you!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s the perfect on-the-go or post-workout snack.
- Packed with 7 grams of protein per serving.
- Made with 7 simple, real-food ingredients.
- Gluten-free + vegan.
- Cheaper than store-bought trail mix.
- dried cranberries – adds a burst of sweetness and a chewy texture to the mix. They are also a good source of antioxidants. I recommend grabbing dried cranberries that are fruit juice sweetened like these Made in Nature dried cranberries. Dried cherries or raisins are both good substitutes.
- dry roasted edamame – a good source of plant-based protein, fiber and vitamins. Edamame also adds a crunchy texture to the mix. I like Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamame.
- raw almonds – an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, protein and fiber. I went with raw almonds for this recipe, but feel free to use roasted almonds if that’s what you have on hand.
- roasted cashews and roasted peanuts – adds flavor and more protein! Feel free to use raw nuts if you prefer!
- roasted sunflower seeds – for another boost of plant-based protein. Raw sunflower seeds will work as well.
- chocolate chips – a heart-healthy addition that’s rich in antioxidants and flavonoids! It also adds a nice sweetness that balances out the savory flavors. My favorite chocolate chips are the Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips and Lily’s dark chocolate chips for a low-sugar option.
How to Make
It can’t get any easier than this! Just mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. Store in a sealed jar or reusable storage bag for up to 7-10 days.
Other Ways to Add Protein
- Pepitas: Also known as pumpkin seeds pepitas are a good source of plant-based protein, healthy unsaturated fats and fiber.
- Chia seeds and/or hemp seeds: Both of these little seeds are excellent sources of plant-based protein and fiber.
- Dried lentils: Dried lentils may sound weird to add to a trail mix, but they are a great source of protein that would add an interesting new dimension to the mix. Seapoint Farms mighty lil’ lentils would be a great option.
- Dried peas: Dried peas have a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy texture that would pair nicely with the rest of the ingredients in this mix.
- Dried chickpeas: Another favorite high-protein snack of mine that would make for a great addition to this trail mix. I love making my air fryer chickpeas or for a store-bought brand I like Biena chickpea snacks.
- Beef jerky: If you don’t need this trail mix to be plant-based adding beef jerky is a great way to amp up the protein count. My favorite brand is CHOMPS grass fed beef jerky.
How to Store
I recommend storing trail mix in glass jars with a lid (wide mouth mason jars work great) or reusable storage bags like Stasher bags. It will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week, up to a month in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.
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- Trail Mix Coconut Butter Cups
- Pistachio Trail Mix
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- Superfood Trail Mix
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High Protein Trail Mix
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ⅓ cup dry roasted edamame
- ¼ cup raw almonds
- ¼ cup roasted cashews
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts
- ¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Combine all ingredients together and enjoy.
- Store leftover trail mix in a sealed jar or reusable storage bag.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.