Homemade Trail Mix Alex and Alison Style

This is so easy to get the children involved in pulling together! See Alex in Action on our latest Double A Health Team videos. Named as it was easy to take as a snack on hikes or walks.

No cooking or knives needed except if you have some bigger fruit that you want chopped such as dates or apricots.

Mix together a handful or one cup of your choice:

  • Dried fruit – choose from a mixture of raisins, sultanas, cranberries, mango, dried apricots, pineapple, dates, goji berries*, apple rings, banana chips, cherrie (I like the tart ones) – whatever you fancy on the day or have in the cupboard
  • Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, flaxseeds, unsalted peanuts, pinenuts)
  • Unsalted nuts (leave out of course if you are allergic) – cashews, pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazlenuts, shelled pistachios, macademias
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Unsweetened cacao nibs for that chocolate fix!


  • The nuts make this a more nutrient dense snack and dried fruit will up the sugar content so just something to think about if you are reducing sugar intake.
  • As a variation roast some of your nuts in advance and add them when cooled.
  • You might want to double the quantity.. in an airtight glass container this keeps for several weeks.
  • This is also a handy topping to add to cereal and yoghurt! Or even chia seed/ breakfast bowl/pudding

*Goji berries or wolf-berries – as they are also known-  are a powerhouse of nutrients and one of my favourite dried fruits – see attached for more information: http://draxe.com/goji-berry-benefits/

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