Workday Essentials: GORP

If you’ve ever done much hiking, you’ve probably heard of gorp, which is a funny way to say trail mix.

Why is it called gorp? I really don’t know! If you do, let’s hear it in the comments section.

The beautiful thing about gorp is that it’s easy to make – you really can’t mess up – and it is highly portable. You don’t need to be headed off on a day hike to take advantage of these properties.

Lately, I have kept a container in my backpack to fend off the need to visit the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. Nothing good comes out of vending machines!

Here’s what’s in my current blend:

  • Dried banana chips
  • Raw organic Petipas (pumpkin seeds – a good source of iron)
  • Raisins
  • Roasted coconut
  • Raw almonds
  • Candied ginger


To make it, throw equal parts of each ingredient into a container and shake!

Simple, delicious, and way better than anything that will come out of a machine, trust me. When you are peckish, just grab a handful and you’ll be glad you had it handy!

What’s your favorite trail  mix combo? I’d love to know if I am overlooking some tasty ingredients…

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