Wow. Okay, so I’m not complaining what so ever, but it is insanely hot right now. Especially since I’m in a place with no air conditioning for the time being. It really makes me realize how much I should appreciate air conditioning when I’m in it….and how much I would LOVE to be up at the cottage by a lake. *Sigh*. Oh well :), like I said, I’m not complaining, I think it’s awesome that I get to walk around in a sun dress and sandals!
Hopefully where ever you are, you too are enjoying beautiful weather!
(And good eats too!)
I’ve been loving this gourmet cereal I got to create on [me]&goji.com. I was lucky enough to have [me]&goji give me the opportunity to make my own cereal blend that they shipped to me to review. It was so much fun to click and choose from over 60 all natural and organic ingredients. I went wild and clicked a bunch of delicious add ins!
I just loved this because I could choose what I was putting into my cereal. No refined sugars, no long worded ingredients that I didn’t understand, no preservative or artificial flavours, just pure wholesome and healthy ingredients that were gluten free and safe for me to eat.
It’s quiet fun, you first choose your base (the foundation of your mix). My foundation was gluten free (of course). I chose the GF Goji Oats. There is also one other gluten free option, it’s called Flaxed & Flaked – certified gluten-free corn flakes with flax, amaranth and sesame seeds. I didn’t do this one though because I’m still experimenting with how corn effects me. Next you “enhance you base”, I chose quinoa flakes (gf) and ground cinnamon. This step isn’t required, but why wouldn’t you? There are so many yummy “enhancements”, such as cocoa almonds, cocoa nibs, ground nutmeg, etc. After that you add your dried fruits (again, not required). I chose goji berries, blueberries, bananas, and cranberries. The next step is the nut and seed add in (but again, not required). I clicked sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds! Finally you choose the name of your creation. You could name it whatever you want, how fun is that!? My mix is called The Gut Gazette’s GF Muesli. You can also choose to upload a photo, with the charge of $2.99 – I passed on that one. As much as I wanted a photo on my own mix, I didn’t see the point as it was only for myself, but it would be a great idea if you were making the mix as a gift.
The capsule they send it in is HUGE!!! It’s also such a creative way of storing the delicious goodness. Why do they use capsules? Well…the website states that it is:
influenced by modern-minimalist interior design, we aimed to create an aesthetically appealing package that sits on your countertop and not in the cupboard.
art meets science: both functional and attractive, the cylindrical design makes pouring easy and mess-free. no more difficult-to-open bags or flimsy boxes.
freshness is locked in with an easy, pull-off foil seal. once opened, a tightly fitting cap keeps cereal fresher, longer.
convenient and portable: fits in standard cupboards (if there is already one on your countertop) and makes taking cereal on-the-go easier than ever.
big value: packed with 50% more cereal (21oz, 600g) than the average box.
Are you in awe yet? Don’t you just want to go and create your own blend???
Unfortunately (yes I know, don’t you hate that word…), [me]&goji does NOT ship to Canada. Boo. They only ship to the States as of now. The reason? Shipping gets pricey!! I totally understand their logic…but also bummed out. Luckily I had it shipped to my grandparents placed in the states, where they kindly brought it back home for me.
(Random…but who knew blogging could be such a workout? It is so hot out that I’m sweating just sitting at my desk!)
Anyway, back to the cereal! The cool thing about my blend is that I can eat it hot or cold. There are instructions on the container on how to eat it as a hot cereal. All you do is cook it in water or milk, just like you would any other oatmeal. I think it would be pretty cool to make Vegan Overnight Oats with it too! All I have been doing is snacking on it by the fist full…tomorrow I’m definitely going to eat it for breakfast though.
There are so many cool things about this company, that I think my post would turn into a large essay if I kept rambling on about how awesome they are. [me]&goji gives 5% of their profits to local and regional charities, whose passion is to change the world. They themselves are also very environmentally friendly, click here to read about it all!
Now, if you aren’t feeling creative enough to make your own mix, don’t worry, they have recipes you can choose from, such as Adam’s Apple, a gluten free blend of flaxed and flaked, apple, cinnamon, cranberry, goji, golden raisins and pumpkin seeds.
[me]&goji also makes great gifts! You can send a mix, give a gift certificate, or give a cereal subscription. Wow, I would love to get that gift!!
I could go on and on about this company, but I think I will leave you to click around their website yourself, who knows, maybe you will leave a few bucks less! Hopefully you do though, because this stuff is amazing!
Well, I think I should probably go get groceries, since dinner for me is almost here.
Have a great night!