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Holistic Nutrition: Raw Chewy Trail Mix Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan)

Posted by Brooke Mader MS, FDN-P on Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Brooke Mader CHC

I wanted to share with you this fun, delicious, raw cookie/trail mix ball recipe I made yesterday! 

I hope you enjoy them. They make a great snack or healthy school lunch treat.

Despite the lengthy dry ingredient list, they are a breeze to throw together. Plus, how hard is it to throw seeds into a bowl?


Raw, Chewy Trail Mix Recipe                   


10 pitted dates

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin (pepita seeds)

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp bee pollen (optional)

2 tbsp shredded coconut

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of cinnamon

If you are feeling fancy, add some cacao nibs!


  • Place pitted dates and almonds in a food processor (or blender, vitamix works great for this) until the mixture is ground up. You can cleave a few larger pieces if you prefer.
  • Remove the mixture/paste from the processor and place into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with your hands.
  • Form into mini cookies or balls (this makes about 10 mini cookies)
  • Eat right away or put in the fridge or freezer for quick snacks.


Brooke blogBrooke Mader CHHC, is a certified holistic health coach. She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition  and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Working at NIHA, Brooke  is learning first-hand a solid biochemical understanding of the complex role of food and nutrition in human health, combined with a holistic and integrative perspective. She loves to share holistic health tips and integrative medicine news from around the country via the NIHA facebook page. Follow us!

Topics: holistic nutrition, integrative health, integrative nutrition, recipe, gluten