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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Monday, 18 March 2013

Nature's Path Qi'a Cereal Review

Qi'a™ Superfood - Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal - Cranberry Vanilla [npa-320074.jpg]I love Nature's Path cereals. They are organic, are certified gluten free (selected varieties) and really tasty. They have a new cereal line out called Qi'a (kee-ah) which is made with Chia, Hemp and Buckwheat. It comes in 3 varieties Cranberry Vanilla, Original, and Apple Cinnamon.

Sobey's on Elizabeth avenue carries the Cranberry Vanilla kind which is probably the one I would like the most anyway :)

This cereal is called a superfood and one serving is only 2 tablespoons. It says to leave the cereal in milk (or non dairy substitute) for 5 minutes for the chia seeds to soak. I used unsweetened almond milk, and it was fine.

After five minutes I went to dig in and was a little surprised by the texture. Chia seeds expand like crazy in liquid and as a result, the cereal is more like a gel or pudding. Mind you it still tasted great, but I think it will take a little while to get used to the texture - or pretend it's a pudding as opposed to cereal!

I think it would be good sprinkled on yougart or with another cereal such as corn flakes.

The Qi'a line is gluten free, organic and of course non-gmo. It also has no added sugar, and the sugar per serving on the Cranberry is 3 grams. There is also 4 grams of fibre per serving - so a little goes a long way!

The bag costs $8.99 which is not bad considering a serving is small; also, chia seeds seem to be expensive around these parts! On their US website, the purchase price is $8.39 so I think we are getting an ok deal here :)

Stay tuned - I have a Blueberry Scone recipe to post that uses this cereal :)

1 comment:

  1. Costco now carries the 650 gram bag for $15.49 :)! The grocery store one is 225g - so this is a little cheaper.