Sweet trail mix is so last decade. Those sugary combinations that presume we are incapable of eating healthy-ish food on the trail unless they include some kind of chocolate covered something in there, oh and maybe even some "yogurt" covered something, too. But you don't need that. What you really need is a real food trail mix that is popping with flavor and a hint of salt, loaded with nutrients, naturally, without any help or cajoling. Gorilly Goods have made this Baja Trail Mix with sprouted seeds (pumpkin! hemp!), and real flavor punches like cilantro and lime zest. Get your savory trail mix on, and ditch those achingly sweet blends forever. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Why these amazing trail mixes by Gorilly Goods are so good for you
If it were not for the amazing taste, then you'd have to fall back on Gorilly Good's nutrition. Their ethical sourcing. Their commitment to organic and non-gmo ingredients. But also, it's the wonderful flavors and the combination of nuts, spices, and gentle processing that makes each bag of mix a true delight.
The Baja Mix is just what the doctor ordered for anything that ails ya (including a bit too much of that sugary trail mix from the convenience store). In each perfectly portioned bag you'll find pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and a whole lotta lovin' in doses of cilantro, lime, and chili peppers. Heck, this is practically the world's best crunchy topping for guacamole. Or tacos. Or . . . your tongue. Not too spicy, not too salty, everything is balance just as it should be. You're happy, and no longer hungry.
Here's what they say about what goes into their mixes: "It all started with the desire to bring healthy, tasty snacks that we could enjoy on the trails, hillsides, and coasts that call to us. After expanding on our original variety, we continued to create new additions to our snack line, always inspired by nature’s nutrition and using the most delicious plant-based ingredients, herbs and spices. Always exploring, always inspired."
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in the Baja Trail Mix:
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a powerful superfood that everybody should be eating every day. They’ve been used medicinally for thousands of years, and their health benefits are off the charts. They’re loaded with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key amino acids like tryptophan and glutamate. Recent studies (none sponsored by Big Pumpkin) are piling up, all underscoring the positive health effects of pumpkin seeds.
Organic Hemp Seeds
Hemp Seed is low in carbohydrates, contains more protein than milk, meat or eggs and is suitable for those unable to digest gluten, sugar, milk, nuts and meat. Eating hemp seeds will not get you high (they contain no THC), but they’ll do wonders for your health. They contain all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. They’re nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed oil. They’ve got a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system. And finally, hemp is an amazing source of essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and iron.
Feast your brain on the full ingredient list:
Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Cilantro, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Lime Juice, Organic Nutritional Yeast, Organic Chili Peppers, Organic Lime Zest
How to eat Gorilly Goods Trail Mix:
- Salad topping
- Mix-in for your hot morning 'cereal' of choice
- Sprinkle on soup for extra crunch and zest
- Full fat yogurt is this mix's friend
- In guacamole!
- On a deviled egg.
- Out of hand, just when you want, when the mood strikes
About Gorilly Goods, in their own words
"For 15 years we’ve harnessed the goodness that Mother Nature gives us into delicious snacks that give back. From our raw, organic ingredients, to our sustainable production process, to our name and partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund®, we put nature at the center of Gorilly Goods.
It all started with the desire to bring healthy, tasty snacks that we could enjoy on the trails, hillsides, and coasts that call to us. After expanding on our original (jungle) variety, we continued to create new additions to our snack line, always inspired by nature’s nutrition and using the most delicious plant-based ingredients, herbs and spices. Always exploring, always inspired.
Along the way, we moved our production from the house to an industrial kitchen that’s powered by 100% renewable energy. We added new varieties and sizes. But we’ve always stuck to what matters: Organic. Non-GMO. Raw. Vegan. Pure ingredients. Flavor. Sustainability. And now, our future is bigger and brighter than ever as we’ve partnered with Nature’s Path to bring our delicious snacks to the world."