Trail mix

This has become a VERY popular recipe -that most pre-package Paleo companies are selling now.

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins (golden raisins suggested)
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container.

    *IMPORTANT: dried fruit concentrates the acids and sugars that make it kind of an accessory food and not a staple of the PALEO diet. Some experts suggest, to soak any dried fruit (homemade in this case) in water prior to consumption. This will help you reach satiety at about the point you would have if it were raw/natural. Over-consumption of fruit is never a good thing, especially when you are trying to lean out!

    REMINDER: this recipe applies to homemade dry fruit. Consumption of "store-bought" products as such, will more then likely lead to the ingestion of other toxins. If you find a good health-food store, you may be able to purchase some quality dried fruit, but-understand this is much like the jerky.  You have to READ the labels carefully and avoid anything hyphenated or unrecognizable! 

    How do you make your own PALEO dried fruit?