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 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.
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.
Nutrition (per 1 1/4 cups): 130 calories, 1g fat, 28g carbs, 5g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 6g protein.*
Cocoa pebble lovers rejoice! These just sweet enough bites are full of cocoa goodness.
Ingredients: 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.*
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 120 calories, 1g fat, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 4g protein.*
Their Strawberry and Honey flavors have been retired.
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.
Going Plant Based
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.
They rival Cheerios in taste and crunch
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!