Sweet, salty, crunch, chewy, and full of tropical flavors! This tropical trail mix is a must take on your next outdoor adventure!
When you live in Colorado it’s sort of an unspoken requirement that you like being outdoors. Hey I don’t make the rules people, but I sure do follow them. During the winter we’ve got some of the most amazing skiing in the country and you’re sure to find half the state at any one of the many ski slopes between the months of December-May.
If skiing isn’t your thing you can do winter hiking in the form of snow shoeing. I’ve only been once, but it’s my goal this winter to get a pair of snow shoes and try it out again.
During the summer months it’s all about hiking for me and my husband. Since we live less than an hour from the mountains we have easy access to endless trails. We of course have our favorites, but we like to venture out and try new ones whenever we have the opportunity.
A couple weekends ago we went on a beautiful hike about 45 minutes from our house. The trail was part meadow and part forest, with a fairly steep incline for a good 1/2 mile. Let’s just say that after that uphill climb I was having quite the snack attack.
My usual “food” for refueling is energy gel, it’s a little difficult to grab things out of a bag and chew during a long run. However, when I go hiking I feel like I’m getting a real treat by snacking on real food. One of my favorite snacks to bring is trail mix and one of my current favorite flavors is this Tropical Trail Mix!
I like a good balance of salty and sweet along with carbs and protein in my trail mix. When Blue Diamond Almonds sent me a can of their Roasted Salted Almonds and Lightly Salted Almonds I knew they would be the perfect salty protein to add to this tropical trail mix. I chose to use a mix of both kind of almonds to get a nice balance of salt, but depending on your tastes, one or the other will work.
For the carbs and sweetness I added all sorts of tropical dried fruit. Pineapple, mango, banana chips, raisins, and unsweetened coconut flakes. Then, because who doesn’t love a little chocolate in their trail mix, I added some dark chocolate chips.
This tropical trail mix has it all! Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, my mouth was in heaven! It was just the snack I needed to get me through another outdoor hiking adventure!
Tropical Trail Mix
- 3/4 cup cup Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds or Lightly Salted Almonds or both
- 1/2 cup banana chips
- 1/2 cup diced dried pineapple
- 1/2 cup diced dried mango
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss together. Store in an airtight container.
Feel free to use whatever tropical dried fruits you like or can find.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g
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This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All opinions are my own.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Trail mix is just so fun to make – I love creating and testing out new flavour combinations. I must try your tropical trail mix recipe Danae.. it looks and sounds pretty summery and delicious. Not to mention healthy!
Thanks Thalia! It’s one of my favorite summer trail mix combinations!
Ana Fernandez says
I’m a trail mix addict so I love a good shake of the traditional recipe and this is great! Planning to whip up a batch of this summery treat for my saturday hiking
Awesome Ana! I hope you like it. Have a great time hiking this weekend!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
This is definitely my kind of trail mix, Danae!! Love all that dried fruit in there!
Thanks Lisa! I love homemade trail mix, especially with lots of tropical fruits!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I absolutely LOVE this trail mix and LOVE how you styled the photos!!! Hooray for Blue Diamond Almonds!
Thanks Alice! Blue Diamond Almonds are the best!
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons says
I just scarfed my trail mix too early so I totally need this next!!! Delish!
You definitely need to give this trail mix a try Jenn! Thanks so much!
I love to make trail mix. It easy, fun and you can add any type of ingredients you like. This tropical version is right up my alley. Yum!
You are absolutely right Melissa! I love searching the bulk bins for goodies to throw in my trail mix. Just so happened the tropical fruits were calling my name this time!