2/5/14

Trimarni Chiachoco heart-healthy mix


 
I love public speaking but I do not like to give talks to hungry bellies or to bodies with low blood sugar.
 
So, it's typical that when I give a talk on nutrition/sport nutrition/healthy living, that a Trimarni creation will be involved.
 
I'm giving a talk on my top 3 tips for to immediately improve overall health. The talk is in Orlando on 2/6/14 for the Lenscrafters Summit 2014 on behalf of Oakley Women. The talk will be at Caribe Royale and I am super excited to share my latest Trimarni creation.
 
I needed a little help with the name so I asked my followers on Instagram (@Trimarni) and Facebook to help me out. The responses were so creative!!!
 
-Breakfast of Champions
-A taste of heaven
-Maui mix
-Coconut mocha mix
-Cocochi
-Trimarni energy mix
-Trimarni snack mix
-HG4C trail mix
-TM's Bazinga! trail mix
-Trimarni's sweet munch mix
-Marni's mocha mix
-ChiChoCoCo mix
-Heart Healthy sweetness mix
-Endurance mix
 
 
Thank you everyone for helping me out with my latest Trimarni creation name! I hope you enjoy it as a snack or on yogurt and it makes you YUM when you fill your body with happiness and heart-healthy ingredients.
 



A few benefits of the ingredients:
(in addition to each of the ingredients separately tasting amazing!)
 
-Chocolate and coffee - rich in antioxidants, may increase alertness, energy and may reduce risk for heart disease and stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. May boost mood. Coffee may not be appropriate for every body.
-Goji berries - rich in vitamin A and antioxidants. Goji berries may interact with diabetes and blood pressure drugs as well as Coumadin so discuss with your doctor if this may affect you.
-Nuts and seeds - rich in heart healthy fats, may lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation, increase satiety, and provides fiber, protein and immune-boosting minerals and vitamins.
-Chia seeds - provides omega 3 fatty acids, increase fullness with insoluble and soluble fibers, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, and calcium.
-Honey - natural source of carbohydrates/sugar and energy, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties, soothes a sore throat, may reduce allergy symptoms.
-Coconut - beneficial for skin, contains iron, manganese, copper and fiber.
-Ginger - may decrease inflammation, reduce nausea and GI issues, may reduce risk for cancer, help with acid reflux/heartburn.


Trimarni Chiachoco heart-healthy mix


 
Ingredients:
3 cups trail mix (I used the goji trail mix at Whole Foods which included almonds, cashews, goji berries, raisins, pumpkin an sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup crystalized ginger (chopped)
3/4 cup chocolate covered coffee beans (crush in a baggy)
3/4 cup organic honey
3 cups plain Cheerios
2 large bowls
Spatula
 
1. In large mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients and combine with spatula.
2. Add in honey and combine well until evenly mixed.
3. In another large bowl, pour 1/2 of the above mixture in to the bowl and then add 1.5 cups cheerios. Stir until evenly combined.
4. Then add the other 1.5 cups cheerios and the above mixture.
5. Stir gently until the entire mixture is evenly combined.
6. Keep refrigerated for a more firm mixture.
(you can make bars with this recipe but the recipe may require more honey for better sticking).
 
Nutrition facts:
(
Nutrition facts may vary based on how much of the mixture is in your serving, ex. more cheerios or more nuts depending on how the mixture sticks together. Also depending on your trail mix, nutrition facts may vary)

Serving size: 1/4 cup
Servings: 44 servings
(great for events or parties)
 
98 calories
5g fat
12g carbohydrates
2g fiber
5g sugar
2g protein