Trailblazers have long relied on trail mix for its simple yet energy-dense qualities.

Trailblazers have long relied on trail mix for its simple yet energy-dense qualities. The following gussied-up versions from Canadian dietitian Matthew Kadey’s latest recipe book, “Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Foods for Sports + Adventure,” prove that trail mix doesn’t have to be restricted to just peanuts and raisins. “Items like trail mix are cherished by the outdoor crowd, so my goal was to give it some new spins,” says Kadey, whose book provides more than 80 simple and quick homemade fuel recipes for the everyday athlete.

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Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan or Vegetarian

Servings: 8
Active time: 10 min.

Bulk bins are a great place to locate items such as dried fruit and nuts in just the right portions you need for making trail mix.

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Do it yourself!

Place all of the ingredients for each trail mix combination in a large bowl and toss to combine. Divide mixture among zip-top bags for transport. Mixes can be made up to three days in advance and kept in the refrigerator for longer-lasting freshness.

Recipes republished with permission from “Rocket Fuel” by Matt Kadey, RD. Learn more at Velopress.com/rocketfuel.