Nature’s Path is one of my favorite brands. They dish out awesome cereals, granolas, toaster pastries and snack bars. They even have a line dedicated to those of you who cannot have gluten or choose to avoid it in the diet
Anyway, I was asked to try their new organic Sunrise Cereals which come in Crunchy Maple and Crunchy Vanilla flavor. These cereals are a blend of flax, rice, corn, buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth. No barely, oats, rye or wheat in these babies! Each serving of cereal also provides 15 or more grams of whole grains and contains 11% of the daily reccommended intake of Omega-3. I’m liking this cereal already, and I haven’t even opened the box! 🙂
Crunchy Maple- ahhh. Open the box and a pleasant smell of maple enters your nose. I do love maple 🙂 The cereal as a whole is indeed crunchy. There are little balls and little tiny pieces of cereal that resemble puffed rice. The flakes were my favorite of the mix of grains, as they were the sweetest and crunchiest. Eating the cereal as a whole, you definietely taste the maple. It’s lightly sweetened and went well with my Yogurt, and stayed crunchy throughout.
Crunchy Vanilla- Similar in consistency and texture to the maple variety, this cereal was also enjoyable. It had an airy and light feel to it, and was tasty right out of the box. It was a little sweeter than the maple flavor, and had a nice vanilla bean flavor. The sort of vanilla flavor that you taste in vanilla icing, but no where as sweet. Best of both worlds!
Overall, i really enjoyed these cereals. I do not have Celiac’s disease, but I will still buy these, Gluten Free or not. Overall, i’m giving these 4 stars for taste and nutrition. I would have preferred a bigger portion size ( 1 serving is 2/3 of a cup) and I like to have a little more fiber for sustenance (there are 3 grams per serving). But overall, these are definietely worth your time and money to check out!
1 serving ( 2/3 cup) is 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Maple–Organic whole grain corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice flour, organic yellow corn flour, organic inulin, organic quinoa puffs, organic maple syrup, organic flax seeds, natural maple flavor, organic buckwheat flour, organic quinoa, sea salt, organic amaranth, organic molasses, tocopherols (natural vitamin E).
Vanilla-Organic whole grain corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice flour, organic yellow corn flour, organic inulin, organic quinoa puffs, organic flax seeds, natural vanilla flavor, organic buckwheat flour, organic quinoa, sea salt, organic amaranth, organic molasses, tocopherols (natural vitamin E). Produced in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and soy.