Recipe by Chef*Lee
The French Paradox,,,the observation that the French suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease even though having a diet pretty rich in saturated fats. It is thought that their saving grace is coming from all the red wine that they drink. Red wine contains resveratrol, a natural substance that has been linked to the prevention of many diseases including cancer and also to healthy life expansion. I love red wine but I also wanted to see what other foods contain large amounts of the stuff!! Surprisingly, peanuts!! I decided to put together a trek mix using some of the tasty resveratrol winners!!! I find that I enjoy a mix of fruits and nuts with a little salt and a treat like chocolate rather than just a bowl of just nuts or just fruit. I used salted peanuts to give this mix that hint of salt and balance but you can definitely use raw peanuts along with all of these other raw ingredients. I hope you like the mix!
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and completely dried
- 2 cups fresh red grapes, rinsed and completely dried
- 1 cup raw shelled walnuts
- 3⁄4 cup dry roasted salted peanut
- 3⁄4 cup 60% cacoa bittersweet chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli or you can use your favorite dark chocolate!)
Directions See How It's Made
- Rinse your fruit and dry it completely on soft kitchen towels. (the fruit must be dry before mixing with the chocolate and nuts to keep them from getting soggy).
- Place the blueberries and grapes into a mixing bowl or large ziploc bag.
- Add the walnuts, peanuts, and dark chocolate and then gently toss around to coat everything in the salt from the peanuts.
- Store in the fridge and enjoy a handful for dessert or a snack!