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

Posted by NIHA Staff on Thu, Oct 31, 2013

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

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.



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