Love Grown Foods Power O’s Cereal is Like Cheerios, with Beans

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Those perfect little cereal pieces were long overdue for a more nutritious upgrade. They are adored from infancy on, as finger food, in snack recipes, and of course, for breakfast. And sure, they were already “whole grain”, but Love Grown Foods has taken another approach, making their Power O’s Cereal with beans!

Each crunchy bite of Power O’s Cereal contains a base of navy beans, lentils, garbanzo bean, and brown rice flour, with just a smattering of additional all-natural ingredients. They are wholesome, and pretty darn tasty, too! In fact, I really couldn’t detect even the slightest beany note in the seamless flavors.

Love Grown Power O's Cereal Reviews and Info - dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, high protein

Love Grown Foods Power O’s Cereal is High in Protein, Low in Calories

Their flavors have rotated a bit over the years, so we’ve only tried two of their current flavors of Love Grown Power O’s. But I’ve included information for all varieties.

Original

This Power O’s Cereal original is seriously similar to the taste of Cheerios! It isn’t sweet, but rather delightfully savory, perfectly crunchy (holds up quite well in milk alternative, too!), and darn delicious.

Love Grown Power O's Cereal Reviews and Info - dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, high proteinIngredients: bean blend (navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans), brown rice flour, salt, vitamin E (to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 1/4 cups): 130 calories, 1g fat, 28g carbs, 5g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 6g protein.*

Chocolate

Cocoa pebble lovers rejoice! These just sweet enough bites are full of cocoa goodness.

Love Grown Power O's Cereal Reviews and Info - dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, high proteinIngredients: bean blend (navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans), brown rice flour, cane sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali), high oleic sunflower oil, natural flavor (chocolate, vanilla), salt, vitamin E (to maintain freshness), sunflower lecithin.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 1.5g fat, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Cinnamon

Love Grown Power O's Cereal Reviews and Info - dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, high proteinIngredients: bean blend (navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans), brown rice flour, cane sugar, cinnamon, salt, high oleic sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, vitamin E (to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 120 calories, 1g fat, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Discontinued Flavors

Their Strawberry and Honey flavors have been retired.

Love Grown Power O's Cereal Reviews and Info - dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, high protein

The Facts on Love Grown Power O’s Cereal

Price: $4.69 per 10-ounce box

Availability: Love Grown  Power O’s Cereal is sold at Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and other natural food stores in the U.S. You can also order them online on Amazon.

Certifications: Love Grown Power O’s Cereal is Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Power O’s Cereal is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Love Grown Foods website at lovegrown.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.

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Going Plant Based

5.0 rating
May 19, 2020

Once your palate lets go of the traditional sugar, oil, salt cravings this Power O’s will fulfill your cereal cravings. They hold up well in almond milk so you are not let with mush halfway down.

Barb

They rival Cheerios in taste and crunch

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February 15, 2020

The quality and taste of these surprisingly bean-based bites is hard to beat for everyday cereal lovers. They rival Cheerios in taste and crunch, but excel with a short, all-natural ingredient list. I could see making the Original a go-to snack, and I know the 3 flavored varieties would be kid favorites!

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

29 Comments

  1. Alicia Missett on

    I never eat cold cereal (I’m an oatmeal person) but my daughter gave me a box of the chocolate Power O’s and I eat a bowl with almond milk whenever I need a snack. Delicious!

  2. The chocolate Power Oh’s are just the thing for a tastey treat full of goodness. Who ever thought they could make a cereal out of beans that would taste this good!! The short and simple ingredient list is another plus, nothing but good stuff in there!!

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  4. I am located in Australia and have troubles finding this Cereal here.
    Do you have any distributors in Australia? Queensland and New South Wales preferred.
    Please contact me and we will discuss this further. Thank you very much. Patiently awaiting your reply.

  5. I’m am really interested in this cereal! Are there any ones made without rice?

  6. I buy mine at superstore in the health food section. $4.99 I believe. So good!!

  7. I saw the Power O’s honey in the grocery store yesterday and I thought, no way can they make a cereal from beans. So I decided to try a box and brought home a box of the honey. I tried it this morning and was I surprised, it really was good, stayed crisp, not like cheerios or other flake cereal and had a very pleasant taste. I did however, have the after taste of scorched/burnt beans in my mouth for a while, but the good taste outweight the after taste. I am looking forward to trying the Chocolate and Strawberry O’s and later the flake type product. Tell Alex and Maddy that I really like eating health beans for breakfast.

  8. Hello How can I buy LOVE GROWN FOODS POWER O’S CEREAL CHOCOLATE in the store.Thank you for your help. Grace

  9. I tried the strawberry o’s a couple of weeks back and OMG they were delishous! I try to watch my carbs and I’m not a big cereal eater, but I got these to keep as a sort of treat…it was so hard not to eat the whole box though, I had to exercise a great deal of self control. It was hard to believe the main ingredients are beans!