This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.
Looking for ways to fuel up on the go? I am in love with this protein packed trail mix because I know exactly what is in it and that I can portion it out to my daily needs. Getting snacks that are protein packed and full of flavor has never been easier, and if you are like me and prefer craisins over raisins this is a great fit for you! Let me mention that I chose to make a mix with and without chocolate for days that I am feeling I need a little extra. This recipe is delicious both ways because I added Special K‘s new Nourish Dark Chocolate Coconut Crispy Granola with Quinoa and it is delicious. With these little bits of chocolate and coconut you really don’t need to add any more chocolate, but traditionally trail mix does include chocolate pieces, so I will leave that part up to you. For the base of this recipe I did add Special K’s new Nourish Coconut Cranberry Almond cereal with multi-grain flakes and quinoa. Notice a theme here? I love coconut. I also love that Special K’s new Nourish line has ingredients that you can see like cranberry, nuts, and coconut. I am obsessed with this new flavor. I want to own my snack time and that is why I love making my own trail mix for summer day adventures or long summer days. Own your snacking by creating your very own pre-made trail mix! By adding Special K cereal you immediately beef up the staying power of your trail mix as it is loaded with fiber, whole grains, and nutrients. Cereal is also a great source of iron and other vitamins that you may overlook through your day.
Protein Packed Trail Mix
- 2 C Special K Nourish Coconut Cranberry Cereal
- 1 C Special K Nourish Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola with Quinoa
- 1/2 C shredded organic coconut
- 1/2 C Almonds
- 1/2 C pistachios
- 1/4 C dried banana chips
- 1/2 C chocolate pieces optional
- This recipe is all about making your mix how you like it! There is no right or wrong way, so make this according to your liking!
If you’re in a hurry you could also grab Special K’s new protein bites, they fit perfectly in your purse and are pre-made to just the right size and packed with protein too! What would you add to your favorite trail mix? You might also like: