So, about 2 years ago, I moved back to my home town of Shillington, PA. I have loved spending time with my family and reconnecting with old friends. And the fall season here can’t be beat. But, its time for us to move on. The lure of the West is calling again (I lived in Cally for many years). This time, its the mountains we seek. We’re heading to Denver, CO next weekend to see if that would be a good fit.
The “standard” life for most people is to find a place to live, buy and house, and settle down. Me & my husband are not like that. We have wanderlust. We explore & live in a new place… but then want something better… different… Our only attempt to own a home and “fit in” was a disaster. We are happier “fitting out” and moving when the mood strikes. Maybe we’ll find a place that’s ours and settle down? Who knows? Right now I’m enjoying the journey.
Ok, back to our weekend trip to Denver. We are traveling light. Like, super light. As in I will have one small backpack. Eating a plant-based, gluten-free, whole foods diet… well, you don’t find much to eat at airports. So I bring lots of snacks. In this case very small snacks! Which brings me to my trail mix.
A few weekends ago, I had a table to promote my health & wellness coaching at a mountain biking event. I had samples of my favorite homemade trail mix and green smoothies. Now, in the morning, these bikers scoffed at my healthy snacks and made a beeline for the coffee & donuts table. But after an hour or two of riding trails, they did not want any more sugar & caffeine. They wanted a nourishing snack to replenish them! Enter in my trail mix blend!
Cori’s Travel Trail Mix Blend
Here it is, my trail mix blend – inspired by a trail mix I saw Kris Carr make. Nothing could be easier. You dump this in a bowl. You mix it. Done!
3-4 cups walnuts
3 cups brasil nuts or whole almonds
1 cup goji berries
1 cup dried mulberries
Optional: 2-3 tablespoons cacao nibs