Granola is a go-to for me. I put it in little bags to snack on while cycling, sprinkle it on fruit and yogurt, and top cooked oatmeal with it. I often make my own granola, but love to try new products. My latest dabble is a decidedly decadent treat, and doesn’t try to hide that fact: It’s called Love Crunch, by Nature’s Path (you know, the Vancouver-based company that makes a wide variety of cereals and granolas). The one I tried is Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter, and let’s just say that my morning oatmeal has never been the same since. Bonus: A serving has 7 grams of protein.
I also got to try a new cereal this week, also by Nature’s Path. The timing was good: Recently, my husband and I spent the weekend with my sister and her family. At breakfast the subject of cereal came up, and I said to my sister: “I bet I know your favourite: Shreddies.” I was right. To my husband: “Weetabix.” Right again. But they couldn’t name mine.
That’s because I’ve never had one top choice. I’m a cereal surfer. The only thing I know I don’t like are those with lots of sugar, or that are too refined. You know where this is going: I’ve found my favourite.
Nature’s Path cereal called Qi’a Superflakes is made with just 7 ingredients: organic sprouted sorghum flour, whole grain corn, whole chia seeds, coconut palm sugar, Fair Trade dried coconut flakes, coconut flavour and sea salt. It’s non-GMO and organic. It has 35 grams of whole grains and 7 grams of fibre and 5 grams of protein. But besides all of that, it’s so full of healthy taste, and natural crunch, that you just know it’s good for you.