Triathlon Magazine Canada
COCONUT HONEY ROASTED NUTS
Nuts are an amazing powerhouse when it comes to energy. Not only are they an excellent source of protein, they’re full of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and are easy to bring along anywhere. You can always mix together a handful of raw nuts to make a trailmix, but these coconut honey roasted nuts keep it flavourful and add a touch of sweetness to keep them from becoming a boring snack. I’ve suggested four of my favourites in this mix, but feel free to change it up with whatever nuts you like. Just remember to allow your body some time to digest before vigorous activity. A snack like this, which is high in protein and fibre, can sit in your belly like a brick. This is an excellent snack for recovery.
Coconut Honey Roasted Nuts Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup peanuts, unsalted
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup raw cashews
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp honey ¼ tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. 2. Combine nuts in a large bowl. 3. Add melted coconut oil, honey, smoked paprika and salt. 4. Toss until well combined. 5. Spread out on a parchment-paper-covered baking sheet. 6. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway. 7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle coconut sugar over top and a pinch more salt. Toss and let cool.
Makes approximately 16 handfuls.
Seanna Thomas is a holistic nutritional consultant from Toronto.