Disclaimer: I received 2 bags of cereal from My Cereal Mix in exchange for the review. I only share companies I love and excitedly support… 🙂
What if I told you that one day I was scrolling through Instagram and by God’s providence I discovered this company where you could make your own cereal? It makes the best smoothie topper.
Do you love cereal as much as my family does for a midnight snack?
A little while ago, I discovered My Cereal Mix on Instagram, and I thought it was quite a unique idea. I thought it would be fun to try it out, and they graciously offered a bag in exchange for my first review.
It was the most unique cereal I’ve ever eaten. It mixed really well with other cereals (that are really sweet), and it opened up an avenue for ‘cereal creativity.’ 🙂
This time I did two different kinds:
My first mix has:
Organic Golden Berries
Plant Protein Blend Vanilla
Freeze Dried Apples
My second mix has:
Organic Brown Rice
Organic Sorghum Flakes
Organic Cacao Nibs
Organic White Mulberries
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Plant protein blend (chocolate)
Freeze Dried Apricots
Freeze Dried Raspberries
Isn’t it just so amazing how God provides so much abundance in His plants and delicious creations and that you can combine so many of those creations into one cereal?
Psalm 72:16, ‘There shall be corn by the handful in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall wave like Lebanon, and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.’
What is unique about this cereal?
1. You can make it custom to your tastes.
2. There really isn’t added sugar besides the sweeteners that you choose to add. You can check them all out on their website!
3. You can put fruits in your mix that you’ve never heard of or that you don’t usually see at the store or in your typical granola.
4. It’s easy on my stomach, and it doesn’t sit heavy or make my digestion… wonky.
5. It adds a lot of crunch and texture as a smoothie topper. :o) However, that can be said for granola too… This is yummy if you aren’t quite in the granola mood. It’s a bit lighter than granola, and it reminds me of a big bag of muesli with crispy rice and delicious dried fruit.
The only downside for me?
The only downside is that it’s kind of expensive for 16 ounces. However, the quality of the ingredients and the way the cereal tastes fresh and combines well with any other ‘extra sweet’ cereal. It also makes a REALLY good smoothie topper. 🙂
Last night I was kind of… at a loss for what to make for dinner, so after we listened to sermon from Ephesians 6:10-11 (which has been such a good series especially as there have been some intense spiritual battles in my head and heart this week), I made a smoothie.
The smoothie included:
1 Amazing Grass Packet from my friend Rachael
1 cup frozen strawberries
A bunch of less than appetizing looking spinach (That’s why it went great in a smoothie)
1/4 cup plain yogurt
And then I topped it with cashew butter and a big handful of My Cereal Mix as the topper (the first mix), and black currants. 🙂
It was SO huge and delicious. I’m praising the Lord for nutrition after so many years of purposeful deprivation.
Psalm 104:24-25, ‘How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.’
Definitely the favorite smoothie bowl of the week….
And if you stay around to the end of this post, I have a giveaway to bless 3 of the readers with courtesy of My Cereal Mix. 🙂
Now let’s move to the other favorites of the week. I really wanted to do Kate’s Top 5, but right now, I think I wouldn’t have quite enough brain power to gather them all together in one post.
I’ll just encourage you to hop over and check out Kate and the other lovely blogger lady’s linking up.
Instead, I’m going to just link up with Heather for Friday Favorites.
On Wednesday I told you that I’d really been struggling with a great deal of gloom and spiritual depression, but I’m so thankful that joy comes in the morning.
Why do I think I was struggling?
1) I had been too proud and cocky about how ‘well’ I was doing; and I had forgotten that it is the POWER of Christ in me that is enough to defeat the attacks of the devil.
God used this week to humble me. I feel very broken and shattered but healed at the same time.
Psalm 30:5 has been the life song of this week, ‘For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.’
2) Refining happens in the fire. 1 Peter 1:6-7 says, ‘In this ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations, that the trial of your faith (being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tested with fire) might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ,’
Even though I wish this life didn’t have to be uncomfortable, Jesus said that it would, and I’m the servant of my Lord. No servant is greater than their master, and because I’m His servant, I’m going to have to go through the fires of suffering. He suffered more than I ever will, and by His grace and power, I know that He has conquered and He is my final hope.
Those truths have been running through my head, and the peace of Christ has been so wondrous today after two really hard and dark days of crying out to the Lord.
Let’s go into the little and big gifts from this week that have kept me smiling and reminded me of God’s amazing undeserved mercies.
1) This. I’m so thankful that we’re in a country that has so much freedom for people to be creative. Freedom is such a gift, and the way that you can go online and find so many different food entrepeneurs making all different kinds of food is something that I too often take for granted.
Perfect Bar is one of those amazing companies, and out of all the protein bars I’ve tried, it’s my favorite. 🙂 They really graciously said that they would send me a box of their NEW FLAVORS to review and share the love with you. 🙂
This one is ‘Coconut Peanut Butter,’ and it was such a wonderfully balanced bar with the creamy flavors of peanut butter and the crunch of coconut. I was amazed too, because I thought that the peanut butter flavor would overwhelm the coconut.
It didn’t. 🙂 It was a really perfect blend. 🙂 Thank you Perfect Bar! (And we may have ordered 8 more boxes…)
2) Amanda’s Chocolate Mug Cake for breakfast yesterday. It was a really restful peaceful morning, and even though this isn’t nearly as beautiful as hers, it was really delicious.
Yesterday was actually really crazy after the peaceful morning.
I’m so thankful to report that the peace of Christ really flooded my heart today after 2 very dark days of spiritual attack and grumpiness on Monday and Tuesday.
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:15-16
3) God’s tenderness and compassion in His animals and His compassion and grace for broken people. – It always is so incredible to sit and watch how wondrous and fuzzy and cute each animal is, and it makes me think of how I’m often tempted to be anxious (when animals never seem anxious.)
Then there is the promise Jesus Christ makes to those of us who are tempted to be anxious about what we’re going to eat or drink. He reminds them that God takes care of the animals. How much more will He take care of you?
Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Therefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘Wherewith shall we be clothed?’ (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek.) For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. (Matthew 6:26-36)
4) My family and friends… – Having people to cry with you, to hope with you, to forgive you, to share life with you, and to encourage you is such a gift.
Galatians 6:1-2, ‘Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.’
I’m so thankful that we aren’t alone in the battle, and that God has given us other people to help bear burdens.
To end this re-cap of a LONG and WONDERFUL and TOUGH (all at the same time) week, I have that giveaway for you…
The 3 winners of 1 $15 gift certificate each will be notified by My Cereal Mix!
Can I geek out a little bit about the fact that this giveaway looks a bit more official than normal?
And now let’s talk about you! 🙂
1) What are verses from the Bible that you meditate on when you’re walking through darker times in your life?
2) What blessings are you thinking about and grateful for today?
3) Are you ever tempted to be anxious?
4) Also, have you ever tried a ‘mug cake?’ (If you have, what’s your favorite kind) If you need ideas you can go to:
5) Do you like topping your smoothies and eating them out of a bowl or drinking them?