I love attending the Grocery Innovations Canada conference where I get a sneak peak at new products. I’ll be featuring a few of them over the next few months on this blog. First up is Qi’a (pronounced Kee-ah). Qi’a is new to the familiar Nature’s Path TM no GMO breakfast cereal line and comes in three flavours:
- apple cinnamon
- cranberry vanilla
Talk about clean ingredient list! The apple cinnamon variety I tried contains: chia seeds, hemp seeds and buckwheat groats (yup that’s a whole grain!), raisins, freeze-dried apples and cinnamon. It’s gluten and wheat-free with no added sugar or salt.
Qi’a gets a thumbs up for containing whole grains. The high fibre – protein combo helps to curb hunger too. Each 2 tbsp serving offers:
- 6 grams protein
- 4 grams fibre
- 6 grams of fat (healthy fats from the seeds)
- Just 3 grams of sugar and 130 calories
Here’s how you make it:
Add 2 tbsp cereal with 4-5 tbsp milk/soy/rice/almond beverage, stir, let stand for 5 minutes for the chia seeds to soak.
5 fab ways to love Qi’a:
- In a smoothie
- Stirred into yogurt
- As a hot or cold cereal
- As a salad topping
- Added to muffin recipes (tip: replace 1/8 cup flour/oats with ¼ cup Qi’a)
Recipes worth trying:
Suggested retail price: $8.99
Find out more: www.naturespath.com
Have you tried Qi’a? What did you think?
Note: I received no renumeration to complete this product review.