Place popcorn, cashews, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips and oats in a large bowl.
Pour melted coconut oil on top and toss until well combined.
Drizzle honey on top and mix gently until coated.
Season with cinnamon and serve.
Meal Prep Tip! Trail mix is a great on the go snack and can be easily made in the comfort of your home. Try adding pumpkin seeds to get in the spirit of fall and optimize your nutrition! Pumpkin seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids which can help athletes with inflammation. Pumpkin seeds are a primary fat source that also contain 10g of protein,and 2 g fiber per 1/4 cup! Air popped Popcorn is a whole grain containing fiber with a serving size of 3 cups containing 3-5g of fiber. Air popped Popcorn is a great substitute for potato chips.
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Mix the dry ingredients first (oats, protein powder, cinnamon, salt) together in a medium mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients (peanut butter, honey, banana, and vanilla) and stir well with a fork or spatula. The dough will be thick!
Fold in the chocolate chips. Use a spoon to scoop about 1 tablespoon of mixture and roll between your palms to form a ball. You should have a total of 24 energy bites.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before enjoying. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or the freezer for up to 3 months.
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