High Protein Trail Mix – Eating Bird Food

This high protein trail mix is packed with nuts, seeds, edamame, dried fruit and chocolate chips. It’s the perfect protein-packed snack to keep on hand whenever those hunger cravings strike!

I love homemade trail mix! It’s by far one of my favorite snacks that we always have on hand. It’s so easy to make, completely customizable and it packs in a good amount of nutrients in a small portion.

Trail mixes are usually protein-packed and have a few varieties of nuts and seeds, but for this high-protein trail mix recipe I really wanted to amp up the protein so I included 4 different varieties of nuts and seeds and dry roasted edamame.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack recipe that will keep you full and satisfied this trail mix is for you!

A jar of protein trail mix.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s the perfect on-the-go or post-workout snack.
  • Packed with 7 grams of protein per serving.
  • Made with 7 simple, real-food ingredients.
  • Gluten-free + vegan.
  • Cheaper than store-bought trail mix.
Ingredients measured out to make Protein Trail Mix: dry roasted edamame, dried cranberries, roasted cashews, raw almonds, chocolate chips, roasted sunflower seeds, roasted peanuts.

Ingredients Needed

  • dried cranberries – adds a burst of sweetness and a chewy texture to the mix. They are also a good source of antioxidants. I recommend grabbing dried cranberries that are fruit juice sweetened like these Made in Nature dried cranberries. Dried cherries or raisins are both good substitutes.
  • dry roasted edamame – a good source of plant-based protein, fiber and vitamins. Edamame also adds a crunchy texture to the mix. I like Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamame.
  • raw almonds – an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, protein and fiber. I went with raw almonds for this recipe, but feel free to use roasted almonds if that’s what you have on hand.
  • roasted cashews and roasted peanuts – adds flavor and more protein! Feel free to use raw nuts if you prefer!
  • roasted sunflower seeds – for another boost of plant-based protein. Raw sunflower seeds will work as well.
  • chocolate chips – a heart-healthy addition that’s rich in antioxidants and flavonoids! It also adds a nice sweetness that balances out the savory flavors. My favorite chocolate chips are the Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips and Lily’s dark chocolate chips for a low-sugar option.
Side my side photo of the ingredients getting mixed together in a bowl to make Protein Trail Mix.

How to Make

It can’t get any easier than this! Just mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. Store in a sealed jar or reusable storage bag for up to 7-10 days.

A spoonful of protein trail mix.

Other Ways to Add Protein

  • Pepitas: Also known as pumpkin seeds pepitas are a good source of plant-based protein, healthy unsaturated fats and fiber.
  • Chia seeds and/or hemp seeds: Both of these little seeds are excellent sources of plant-based protein and fiber.
  • Dried lentils: Dried lentils may sound weird to add to a trail mix, but they are a great source of protein that would add an interesting new dimension to the mix. Seapoint Farms mighty lil’ lentils would be a great option.
  • Dried peas: Dried peas have a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy texture that would pair nicely with the rest of the ingredients in this mix.
  • Dried chickpeas: Another favorite high-protein snack of mine that would make for a great addition to this trail mix. I love making my air fryer chickpeas or for a store-bought brand I like Biena chickpea snacks.
  • Beef jerky: If you don’t need this trail mix to be plant-based adding beef jerky is a great way to amp up the protein count. My favorite brand is CHOMPS grass fed beef jerky.
A jar of protein trail mix.

How to Store

I recommend storing trail mix in glass jars with a lid (wide mouth mason jars work great) or reusable storage bags like Stasher bags. It will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week, up to a month in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Protein trail mix spilling out of a jar.

More Trail Mix Recipes

Be sure to check out all my protein recipes as well as the full collection of snack recipes on EBF!

Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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