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Paleo Snack Idea # 8 of 12 (more to follow)

Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:01 PM

Multi-Mineral Snack Mix; 
Make your own shelf-stable Paleo trail mix in batches and keep on hand for quick grab and go snacks. Add selenium-rich Brazil nuts, zinc-rich pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, cashews (all soaked and dehydrated, preferably), and some organic mulberries, goji berries or raisins. 
Here is a recipe for Trail Mix; 
About 1 cup each of Raw Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews and Pumpkin Seeds 
Sea Salt
Purified Water
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Organic Raisins 
1/2 Cup dried Apples
1/2 Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup dried berries (blueberries or raspberries)
1. Rinse the nuts.   Put each kind of nut in a Mason Pickling Jar a little more than half full.   Add a teaspoon of Sea Salt to each.  Fill with Purified water to the top.  Cover loosely with a paper towel and let soak for 12 hours.
2. Rinse the nuts and drain the water out.   Spread them over a clean white towel to pick up excess moisture.   Mix the nuts with the coconut oil and sea salt.   Spread them on a cookie sheet or two and put in the oven at the lowest setting possible.   Most ovens don't go below 170 degrees and that's fine.  Ideally it would be around 150 degrees.   Let dry in the oven for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
3. Take out of the oven and let cool for a about 15 minutes.  When cool put in a Ziploc bag or jar.
4. Mix the Coconut and dried Fruits with the nuts and refrigerate to preserve longer.   
NOTE - If you have a dehydrator, you can dehydrate your own fruits to add to the mix but if not, you can buy dried fruits at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.  The brand that I prefer is called "Just Strawberries" or "Just Raspberries" at Trader Joe’s.   It does not contain anything else but the dried fruits without sulfites.