Sunday, February 24, 2008
I feel compelled to tell you all about my favorite breakfast. A part of me doesn't want to tell because I am scared that one day I will go into the supermarket and realize that all the boxes of this cereal are SOLD OUT. I feel that it is my duty to share this useful information so I will.
Ezekiel is made from freshly sprouted certified organically grown whole live grains, legumes and seeds. The cereal has no flour, minimal amounts of sugar and lots of protein!!
Whenever I go food shopping, I spend a lot of time in the cereal aisle. I compare cereals
and try to find the cereal that has the least amount of sugar. A lot of people don't usually remember to check the sugar content on cereal because they are busy looking at the calories. It is really hard to find cereal with less than 3 grams of sugar and many of the cereals make healthy claims but hide incredible amounts of sugar.
Protein is one of the most important things that I look for in a cereal because it keeps me feeling full longer and enables me to concentrate better.
Ezekiel, what's the story?
The original flavor has 8 grams of protein, 190 calories per half a cup serving (it is very filling so a half a cup is more than enough) and ZERO sugar! I avoid sugar in the morning because sugar in the morning keeps me craving it all day long.
The other flavors are Almond (8 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar), Golden Flax (8 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar) and for those with a sweet tooth, Cinnamon Raisin(7 grams of protein and 8 grams of sugar). The cinnamon raisin can be compared to Raisin Bran which has a measly 4.7 grams of protein per serving and a whopping 19.7 grams of sugar.
I love the taste of Ezekiel because it tastes rich, hearty and crunchy. I even sprinkled Ezekiel on some hot lentil puree that I made last night. It gave it a nice crunchy texture.
I know this sounds like a cheesy commercial but I love, love love this cereal.
The almond flavor is my favorite.
Has anyone tried this?