If you’ve read my other articles, you already know I’m always on the hunt for healthy, portable, AND delicious snacks. My on-the-go lifestyle is far from unique and I’m probably not the only parent who is known to skip meals on particularly busy days. That’s why I’m a huge advocate of always carrying a nutritious bite, wherever you may go.
Trail mix has been around seemingly forever, and with good cause. Hunter/ gathers needed to stay alert and energized while foraging and stalking and so do we! I’ve tried all different mixes, many pre-packaged and some of my own. Honestly, I like most things involving nuts, seeds, fruit, and especially some form of chocolate; I’m not that hard to please. BUT, there is a company I’ve spoken of before who goes above and beyond the average mix…. Navitas Naturals!
What I love about these mixes is there simplicity. Their names double as their ingredients: Mulberries-Gojis-Goldenberries and 3 Berry-Cacoa Nib-Cashew. Nothing else added to these superfoods – no processing, certified organic, raw, nutrient dense, and delicious. I tried the latter of the two mixes. The three berries are those mentioned in the first mix. Pretty simple, pretty tasty.
I ate the Navitas Trail Mix while hiking, while driving, and admittedly while just sitting here writing. It tastes good and it feels good. Packed with iron, vitamin C, and vitamin A; this is one of those treats that you feel from your head to your toes.
While recent claims of cacao containing vitamin C have been proven false, there are plenty of other reasons to eat it. It is high in iron, magnesium, and fiber, to name a few. Also, it is an unsweetened, unprocessed way to get a chocolate fix!
Goldenberries, originating in the Incan diet, are basically a citrusy raisin in flavor. In nutrient value, they give us antioxidants, fiber iron, vitamin A, fiber, and then some. These were a new flavor for me and grew on me quickly.
Many of you have probably already heard of Goji Berries, they’ve been a recent superfood celebrity. Antioxidant benefits are joined by beta-carotene, amino acids, polysaccharides, and more!
When Navitas Naturlas decided to put these super-ingredients together, they gave us a nutrient and flavor blast – thanks! I enjoyed adding the trail mix to cereal and imagine it could be a great addition to baked goods and more – use your imaginations and please let us know what you come up with!
Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green company based in Northern California. They are “committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. We source our premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of our mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and our support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.”
The wonderful crew at Navitas Naturals are giving TWO lucky Takes a Village readers each a 4 oz. bag of Mulberries-Gojis-Goldenberries AND a 4 oz. bag 3 Berry-Cacoa Nib-Cashew trail mixes, a $12 value!
To enter, simply visit Navitas’ website, check out the trail mix and let us know how you would incorporate this into you daily life… would you eat it straight while driving, bake with it (share your recipes!), or what?
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