Snacks Against Sickness: 5 Superfoods You Want in Your Trail Mix


By: Gaia Staff  |  November 18, 2013

Superfoods are foods particularly rich in certain vitamins and minerals with the ability to provide accentuated health benefits. A superfood trail mix can boost your health and energy levels. Below is a superfood base that can be supplemented with additional dried fruits. The nuts and goldenberries are protein-packed, the cherries, full of vitamin A and C, and the pumpkin seeds, sprouting with magnesium, potassium, and iron. For indulgence and antioxidants, add some raw cacao nibs.

Superfood Trail Mix Base

Makes enough snacking material to serve 4

Ingredients:

1 cup dried unsweetened cherries

1 cup dried goldenberries

2/3 cup low fat nuts (raw almonds, cashews, or pistachios)

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

½ cup raw cacao nibs

Directions:

Mix ingredients together in bowl and store in dry, sealed container at room temperature.


 

Leigh Stewart

Taking her first yoga class at the age of 12, Leigh found the greatest challenge on the mat to be the stillness of savasana. Four years later, she was introduced to power vinyasa yoga and found the invigorating practice and breath-work energizing beyond any exercise she had experienced before. Throughout her college years, Leigh explored yoga to compliment her time spent on the basketball court.  Finding greater physical and mental balance between studies and social life, and experiencing the healing power of yoga; upon injuring herself during her sophomore season, Leigh set out to share the benefits of yoga with others in 2011. Certified through Yoga to the People, Leigh began bringing power yoga to her fellow students at Wesleyan University.  Additionally, she started offering free yoga workshops to explore topics at greater depths. During her collegiate years, Leigh introduced kid’s yoga to a local arts education center, Green St. Arts in Middletown Connecticut. In 2013, she completed her kids yoga certification at It’s Yoga Kids in San Francisco and her Street Yoga Training in Portland, Oregon. In February 2013, she and her yogi partner in crime, Shira Engel, led a free kids yoga teacher training, certifying 20 individuals to brings kids yoga to underserved populations. In Spring 2013, she and Shira also co-taught Yoga Theory and Practice, a student led Wesleyan University course.  The two launched their blog Sequence of the Day this July, which offers a daily yoga sequence to the online yoga community. Leigh currently resides in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands and teaches sunrise, kids, and sunset yoga daily at Paradise Cove Resort.
Website: www.leighstewart.com
Blog: www.sequenceoftheday.tumblr.com


 

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