Do you ever feel like life is just going too fast? Do you ever wonder how the hours of the day can mysteriously disappear while the tasks on the to-do list only multiply? Facing my final semester of college, I am constantly in awe of how quickly the years have passed. But even when facing the end, I don’t have a moment to look back because I am constantly worrying about the next step, trying to finish up the next application, attempting to wrap up the next project. And in this whirlwind of stress and work, health and well-being is often pushed to the side.
As Americans, we place so much emphasis on work and success that we rarely take the time to care for ourselves. But a busy life and a nutritious life need not be at odds with one another. And that is why I was happy to be introduced to this new product from Vigilant Eats, a superfood oat-based cereal that focuses on nourishing the body while accomodating a non-stop life.
Convenience foods are all around us. Instant meals are ubiquitous and grab-and-go products are commonplace. But although these items meet the need for convenience, few meet the need for nutrition. Vigilant Eats cereals, however, are different. They are nutritionally dense but also exceptionally easy to prepare. Each product is designed for on-the-go, coming with its own single-serving container and spoon. All you need is a splash of cold water! Indeed, this cereal is proof that even a busy lifestyle can be a healthy one.
Organic. Gluten-Free. Soy-Free. Dairy-Free. Vegan. Kosher. This is a fantastic product for nearly any diet or lifestyle. With naturally low glycemic sweeteners such as coconut palm sugar and maple syrup power as well as antioxidant-rich ingredients such as gogi berries and cocoa nibs, this cereal is truly a nutritional powerhouse. Each serving provides 11 grams of protein and an astonishing 8 grams of fiber (nearly one-third of the requried daily intake). And it is this fiber content, in particular, that is of exceptional value. Fiber is extremely beneficial in lowering cholesterol, maintaining bowel health, controlling blood sugar levels, and even providing a greater feeling of satiety to prevent overeating. The American diet, however, is characteristically deficient in such a nutritional necessity. Thus, by supplying 32% of the recommended intake for fiber, this cereal exists as an incredibly easy way of increasing overall health.
There are currently 4 different varieties of superfood cereals: Gogi Cacao, Espresso Maca Mulberry, Coconut Maple Vanilla, and Maca Double Chocolate. The cereal has a thick porridge-like consistency, although it can be made thinner by adding more liquid, if desired. The taste is just slightly sweet, which is a wonderful break from the cloying taste of the typical instant oatmeal. And with all-natural ingredients, the flavors are subtle but satisfying. But do you know the true hallmark of this cereal’s deliciousness? The fact that I could not even manage to get a picture of the prepared product because I had eaten all of it before I had a chance to snap a photo (my most humble apologies!).
Although cold water is recommended for convenience, I love foods that warm both the body and the soul. Thus, I would personally suggest adding hot water to provide a comforting, warm cereal to wake you up in the morning. But regardless of hot or cold, this cereal gives the perfect energy boost that will certainly carry you throughout your busiest morning.
THE PURCHASE & THE DISCOUNT
There are a variety of stores across the country that carry the Vigilant Eats cereal, but since the company is still growing, the locations are sporadically distributed. All cereals, however, can be bought online at the following link. And, what is more, the company has generously offered a 10% discount plus free shipping on a box of 12 cereals for any follower of Cakes ‘n’ Bakes!
**DISCOUNT CODE: cakesnbakes**
Simply enter the above discount code at the checkout and you will be on your way to enjoying a deliciously nutritious breakfast that is perfectly suited for your busy lifestyle. Remember: just because life will not stop, doesn’t mean your health has to as well! Happy eating!
On a side note, new Cakes ‘n’ Bakes recipes will be returning shortly, so stay tuned! Next up: Oatmeal Cookie Granola!