Recipes | 25 January 2017Heart-Healthy Trail Mix Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Trail mix is an amazing grab-and-go snack that keeps for a long time. Skip store bought additives by making your own with this recipe from Superfood for Life: Coconut. Need a healthy but quick snack? Trail mix is a great snack for anyone wanting to eat healthy, and it is specifically great for those eating to improve their heart health. Nuts contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. For example, almonds provide the body with antioxidant vitamin E. Pistachios are the lowest-fat nut, and cranberries and coconut give the body a boost of energy without a sugar rush. 1 cup (145 g) shelled raw pistachios 1 cup (145 g) raw almonds ½ cup (80 g) unsweetened dried cranberries ½ cup (43 g) unsweetened shredded coconut Place all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix together with your hands or a spoon. Store in an airtight container. Yield: Serves 4 Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Coconuts have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine for their healing and beautifying properties, as well as being used in anti-viral and anti-bacterial products. Coconuts also show promise in stabilizing blood sugar and as a natural weight loss aid. This unique superfood can even be made into flour and used in gluten-free cooking and baking. Superfoods for Life, Coconut shows you how to integrate coconut meat, milk, oil, butter, and flour into your diet with 75 delicious recipes for incredible health. This handy guide provides an overview of coconuts, fun history and facts and its reputed nutritional benefits, along with a focus on key nutritional properties and “cures” associated with coconuts (detoxification, weight loss, super immunity, disease fighting, and beauty to name a few). Each chapter references studies and research. There are so many ways to use coconut – the possibilities for cooking and healing are endless! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.