They say quality comes at a price, and food is definitely no exception. I can easily pick up a basic name brand cereal on sale, with a coupon even, but sadly, it won’t compare to my newly discovered intrigue: Living Intentions Superfood Cereal.
We received sample bags of the latest flavors of Living Intentions Superfood Cereal at Expo West, and I hadn’t thought much of it at the time. Nice packaging, slightly unique flavors, but really, how would it differ? When I finally broke one open, a few weeks after the show, I immediately found out.
Like so many, cereal was a part of my breakfast routine for decades. But many years ago, I transitioned to enjoying noshes with herbal tea and a more varied morning meal. I’ve still continued to review dairy-free cereals here on Go Dairy Free – many quite good, but none have made me want to return to my old a.m. food habits. That is until I tasted the raw goodness of Living Intentions Superfood Cereal.
It was the unique clusters that enraptured me first – they stay crispy in cashew milk beverage yet are more gentle and wafer-like than crunchy granola or flakes. The ingredients are simple, legible, and yet more than a handful. Each bite is packed with sprouted little buckwheat and more superfoods than I’ve ever seen in a pre-made breakfast.
This was the first flavor that I sampled and it was a fast favorite. On their website it’s called Raspberry Detox, so I’m not sure which is the old name and which is the new, but our packages said “Radiant Raspberry”.
Beyond the base of organic buckwheat sprouts, shards of coconut, and an infusion of real raspberries, this nice nosh is packed with beets, banana, zeolites, sea buckthorn juice, aloe vera extract, milk thistle, schizandra berry extract, and lacuma fruit powder. Each addition provides a little flavor nuance to the fruity backdrop for a slightly strange, yet cohesive, perfectly sweet and crave-able taste. I was actually amazed by how bold it was, with just 7 grams of total sugars (most from the fruit I believe), 7 grams of fat and a generous 5 grams of fiber and near 4 grams of protein per serving. And yes, it does turn your dairy-free milk pink!
Though I remain loyal to the Raspberry thus far, it was certainly no chore finishing off a bowl of the Acai Blueberry. It was just a touch less sweet than the Raspberry (though it has 11 grams of total sugars), but still bold and fascinating with earthy berry flavors that left my palate wondering, “what is this?”
The ingredients dance around harmoniously in the Acai Blueberry Living Intentions Superfood Cereal, yet each take a brief solo to let you know this is real food and not a formulated emulsion. Shards of coconut, gently sweetened crunchy buckwheat sprouts, bursts of banana, assorted berry nuances (blueberry, acai, maqui, elderberry, amla, and camu camu!), it’s all in there – I could taste it!
Certifications: Living Intentions Superfood Cereals are Certified Organic, Certified Kosher Parve, and Certified Paleo. They are also labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but we didn’t note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Living Intentions Superfood Cereals are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Living Intentions website at www.livingintentions.com.