Bodybuilding PROTEIN Trail Mix Recipe

Homemade Protein Trail Mix Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Something I love but always end up eating too much of? TRAIL MIX! Yeah, it’s awesome (delicious) but the “good” stuff is usually overpriced for what you get. It’s also almost always not too macro friendly. Today, we’re gonna solve both of those with this easy Bodybuilding Protein Trail Mix Recipe!

For the purpose of the video we started off with a bowl but usually I’ll just add everything right into a gallon Ziploc bag.

Add in it 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, 1/2 cup of dry roasted edamame, 1/4 cup of almonds, 1/4 cup of pistachios, 1/2 cup of a dried fruit, and PROTEIN CLUSTERS (the best part)!

To make these protein clusters for your protein trail mix you’ll want to melt and mix together 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips, and 1 ounce of milk.

4 Tips To Trial Mix

  1. It’s easiest to melt your protein cluster ingredients on the stovetop
  2. Use chunky peanut butter for a crunch
  3. Add whatever dried fruit you want in
  4. You don’t have to add all of the ingredients we’re using

After your protein cluster mix has melted you’ll want to quickly mix in 1 scoop of protein powder and 1/2 cup of rolled oats. Use whatever flavor protein powder you think will compliment the protein trial mix best!

Shape your protein clusters with your hands or a spoon, put them on some parchment paper, and into the freezer until hard.

Once those harden up go ahead and throw everything into your Ziploc bag. Shake it up to mix it all together!

I usually get around 10 servings out of this bodybuilding protein trail mix.

With that, what do you guys like in your trail mix? Maybe there’s something where you live that I wouldn’t think of. Let me know it in the comments below, I always like trying your suggestions!

You’ve got your protein trail mix now you need some protein bars! Try our delicious homemade Fudge Brownie Protein Bars here.

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Bodybuilding Protein Trail Mix

Love trail mix but hate the price tag and/or can’t find one with your favorite ingredients? Make your own at home packed with some PROTEIN CLUSTERS!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy trail mix, homemade trail mix, protein trail mix
Servings: 10
Calories: 164kcal
Cost: $4.50


Protein Clusters

  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter 32g
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips Your choice (I like semi-sweet) 30g
  • 1 Ounce Milk Substitute or Milk
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder Your choice flavor
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats 40g

Trail Mix

  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ Cup Dry Roasted Edamame
  • ¼ Cup Almond
  • ¼ Cup Pistachios
  • ½ Cup Dried Fruit Your choice


  • Make your Protein Clusters by melting and mixing your Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips, and Milk together either in the microwave or on the stove
  • Mix in your Protein Powder and Rolled Oats
  • Shape your Protein Clusters however big you want them, place them on a baking sheet, and put them in the freezer until frozen
  • Add all of your ingredients together (including your Protein Clusters) inside a bag and shake until mixed



Use whatever kind of dried fruit you want (I like banana slices)!
Change up the flavor of your clusters by using another flavor protein powder!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1640
  • Fat: 84g
  • Saturated Fat: 26g
  • Sodium: 744mg
  • Carbs: 131g (Net Carbs: 98g)
  • Fiber: 33g
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Protein: 90g
Calories in each serving (if you make 10):
  • Calories: 164
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 74.4mg
  • Carbs: 13.1g (Net Carbs: 9.8g)
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 3.1g
  • Protein: 9g


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Sodium: 74.4mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 3.1g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

1 Comment

  • Can you tell me what the portion size is? Is it 1/4 cup? I have the portion size zip loc bags so would love to portion this out. Thanks love your recipes!!

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