No matter how hard you try to count them all, there are innumerable diets and ways of eating in the world today. From paleo peeps to pescatarian promoters, every group has formed its own opinion on the best way of eating to achieve what everyone’s goal is: health. Although I don’t follow one diet completely, I do love knowing about all the research and opinions out there. You all know I’m far from Paleo, as I love quinoa and have a weakness for beans and granola. However, I do try to eat mostly whole grains over wheat flours and find “eating like our ancestors (or cavemen, whichever you prefer)” quite fascinating. So when Paleonola agreed to send me a few bags, I couldn’t wait to try it out!
They generously sent over Apple Pie and Original, which were full nearly to the brim. There’s nothing worse than a bag filled only a quarter of the way!
I broke into the Original first, and used it as a topping for my raspberry lemonade “soft serve” smoothie, which was this recipe: http://veggiedancer.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/raspberry-lemonade-smoothie/ with a few little changes. (Thanks for the idea Veggie Dancer!)
I couldn’t believe there were no grains in this granola! It was flavorful, hearty, and filling, plus super crunchy! I fell in love right away.
Naturally, I opened the second bag for dessert:) Stirring the Apple Pie into cinnamon Greek yogurt was perfection. Of course, this flavor was to die for on its own, and definitely more coconutty than the original. As expected, I proclaimed it my favorite!
Excuse my paleo contradiction, but I just had to make the Original part of my Blueberry Power Parfait! https://moderngirlnutrition.wordpress.com/recipes/breakfast-recipes/power-parfaits/
…and I’m so glad I did! This combo was just as amazing as it looks.
Following that, I proceeded to pretty much top everything off with a handful of this incredible goodness. From yogurt bowls…
to Goji Berry “Green” Smoothies….
…to chia puddings.
You know whats next- nutrition info!
Here’s the stats on the Original:
Okay, don’t smirk at the amount of fat in this granola:) Why? Remember that this granola has no grains whatsoever, and is thus made up of simply nuts, seeds, etc. The fat is healthy and comes from almonds, pecans, and other nuts and the superfood seeds like pumpkin and flax. The saturated fat is most likely all from the coconut oil, and it has a meager 1 gram of sodium and less than 7 grams of sugar, with a good amount of protein. Obviously, the ingredients are clean and whole right down to the pure vanilla extract, and you don’t have to worry about any sneaky preservatives.
All in all, Paleonola is…my new favorite granola. I feel amazing after eating it, and love that it’s charged with superfood! The only con I have to state is that the price is a bit high, so refrain from eating the whole bag in one day:)Want to get some for yourself? Visit here:
You won’t regret it! I know what I’m asking for when Christmas comes around;)
This review was my sole opinion. I was not compensated.