It is not often that a health food makes me giddy & excited, but boy oh boy this cereal has got me excited! It is called Qi’a (pronounced KEE-ah) & it is full of nutritious super seeds! It is a trio of seeds full of plant-based Protein, Fiber & ALA Omegas. You only have to eat 2 Tbsp for a serving, yet it kept me full clear up to lunch time.
How? Well, the 3 super seeds are chia, buckwheat groats & hemp seeds. These seeds are full of protein & fiber, and the chia seeds expand once you add milk, so 2 Tbsp turns into much more, in time, once in your belly! It is only 130 calories and organic!
I got the Apple Cinnamon kind. Here is the ingredient list:
~organic chia seeds
~organic buckwheat groats
~organic hemp seeds
~organic freeze-dried apples
Each 2 Tbsp serving contains:
6 g protein,
4 g fiber
2.2 g ALA Omega-3s!
You eat it just like you would eat any other cereal, except a much smaller portion size. Mix 2 Tbsp cereal to 4-5 Tbsp of milk or milk substitute. Stir. Wait 5 minutes for the chia seeds to soak, then enjoy!
This was a unique breakfast experience that I just loved. It was a nice change from my typical steel cut oats, and is just as nutritious, if not more! It also has made a good, filling late night snack. The buckwheat groats add a really great crunch, and the raisins and apples add sweetness. I did add about 1/2 Tbsp of coconut sugar (can use regular sugar.) I needed just a touch more sweetness but adding just a bit made this taste like a treat and super enjoyable to eat!
I found mine at our local health food store, but it is a new product so it may be harder to find. You can also order it here at Amazon. If you use this link, I will get a small percentage of your purchase, and anything else you decide to purchase while there, which really rocks.
Let me know if you try this! Does it sound like something you would like?