Snack healthy with this crunchy, vibrant pistachio trail mix. It’s a delicious blend of roasted pistachios, macadamia nuts, goji berries and cacao nibs. Vegan, gluten-free, low sugar and low carb!
I know I’ve talked about this before, but I’m a trail mix fanatic! The whole idea for my blog name actually came from me snacking on trail mix nonstop in college. My roommate always said I was eating bird food and a few years later when I was brainstorming blog names, the bird food idea came up and it stuck. It fits!
Nuts.com Trail Mix Recipe Contest
Well, it just so happens that National Trail Mix Day is at the end of this month (August 31st)! With this special day right around the corner, I’m teaming up with my friends over at Nuts.com to put together a fun little recipe contest to celebrate. Their team is looking for bloggers to submit creative trail mix recipes using two or more of the following ingredients:
- Cacao Nibs
- Goji Berries
- Macadamia Nuts
- Gummy Bears
The winning creation will be featured on the Nuts.com blog and the Nuts.com team will send the winner a package of the trail mix they create! Pretty fun, right? To enter, all you have to do is share your trail mix recipe on your blog before August 29th. Once your post is live, tag Nuts.com and use the hashtag #nuttytrailmix on any social media platform with a link to your trail mix post so they can check it out.
PS – I have to brag about Nuts.com because I’m hooked on their site for a variety of reasons. They seriously have every nut, seed, candy, spice you could ever possibly want, you can design your own custom trail mix AND they carry my absolute favorite Mango Goji Fire Sprouted Trail Mix. My local Whole Foods actually stopped carrying it so I’m absolutely thrilled to know I can get it through Nuts.com now.
My entry into the trail mix recipe contest is this pistachio trail mix with roasted pistachios, rich macadamia nuts, chewy goji berries and raw cacao nibs. It’s a colorful superfood snack that’s low in sugar (and carbs)! The best part — it takes about 5 minutes to whip up and you can bring it with you anywhere. Woot!
I’m actually eating some as I write this post and I have to admit that it’s pretty darn good. The combo of turned out even better than I expected. The goji berries and cacao nibs add just the right amount of sweetness and the pistachios and macadamia nuts give it that crunch factor!
I honestly never think to buy macadamia nuts, unless I’m making this amazing macadamia nut milk, but now that I’ve tried them in this trail mix I might be using them more often. They’re so rich and creamy.
Pistachio Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs
- Chop macadamia nuts if needed. Combine all ingredients a small bowl and enjoy!
by Brittany Mullins
Are you a trail mix lover? If so, we’d love for you to share your favorite trail mix creation. Just follow the guidelines I shared above for a chance to win! If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. 🙂
This post is sponsored by Nuts.com. As always opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make EBF possible.