Prep for Spring Break: Savior Snack Mix


By Keegan Crowley

With spring break just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about some essentials you will need to survive a week of raging. Cook up a batch of this Savior Snack Mix before embarking on your spring break journey, and I guarantee you’ll never be without a cheap breakfast, travel-time snack, or quick hangover cure. (You never know what could happen after a few too many hours of fist pumping and tequila shots.) It's light and delicious, perfect to pair with milk in the morning, and a fabulous energy booster that cures even the worst cases of tequila head. Ingredients: 3 c. oats 1 ½ c. salted peanuts, almonds, or cashews 1 ½ c. raisins or other chopped dried fruits 1 c. crushed pretzels 1 ¾ c. shredded coconut ¾ c. maple syrup 1 c. honey ¼ c. butter ¾ c. brown sugar 1 ½ c. mint chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 300 and melt butter in saucepan. Stir in ½ c. of the honey into the melted butter. 2. In a bowl, combine shredded coconut with butter mixture and spread out evenly on a baking sheet. Bake in the over for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside. 3. Combine oats, nuts, dried fruit, pretzels, maple syrup, honey, and brown sugar in a bowl until even consistency. 4. Spread out mixture evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Once light brown in color and oats are crispy, take out of the oven and let sit until completely cooled. 5. Combine cooled mixture with toasted coconut. Add in mint chocolate chips for a final touch, and package in individual jars or bags for easy carrying.

THE SIP: Chamomile Tranquility Need to mellow out after your intense spring break partying (even if you kept eating a steady supply of the Savior Snack Mix)? Cleanse your system with a glass of Chamomile Tranquility. One sip and your body will forgive you for all the binge drinking. As you use the last few days of break to chill out before jumping back into the routine of textbooks and due dates, mix up this drink that is sure to soothe your system.

Ingredients: 3 Chamomile tea bags 1 bottle sparkling water 1 ½ c. orange juice 1 c. coconut or almond milk

1. Steep tea with about 30 oz. of boiling water. 2. Let tea cool completely before stirring in milk and orange juice. 3. Add sparkling water and chill before serving with ice and orange wedges to garnish.

What's your best hangover cure? Comment below!