Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Cereal Blueberry Hemp - 12 oz. (340g)
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Cereal Blueberry Hemp is made with all natural, organic and gluten-free nutritious ingredients, including: quinoa, an ancient grain considered a complete protein; amaranth, high in b vitamins; chia seeds- providing excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants; and raw virgin coconut oil containing medium-chain fatty acids that get used as energy rather than stored as fat – plus anti-viral + anti-microbial properties.
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Cereal
Each ingredient in Purely Elizabeth's Ancient Grain Granola Cereal is hand-selected for its superior nutrient value. Purely Elizabeth mixes in ancient grains, oats, and seeds along with chewy dried fruit, organic coconut oil and organic coconut sugar for a perfectly crunchy, sweet and salty taste.
Purely Elizabeth's gluten-free granola cereal is then baked in small batches to create a purely wholesome, good-for-you treat. Perfect for breakfast with milk or yogurt (non-dairy of course), crumbled on top of ice cream or fruit for a sweet dessert or as a healthy snack by itself. Purely Elizabeth's granola cereal will keep you fueled throughout your busy day.
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Cereal Blueberry Hemp is:
- Gluten free certified
- Certified vegan
- Non-GMO project verified
- Free of refined sugar
- Soy free
- Organic ingredients whenever possible
- Good for you fats
- Sweetened with organic coconut sugar, a low-glycemic, nutrient rich sweetener
- No artificial colors or flavors
- Hand baked with artisan love
- Made with over 70% organic ingredients certified organic through Vermont Organic Farmers
Organic Coconut Sugar
Organic coconut palm sugar is a nutrient rich, low glycemic, unrefined sweetener. Containing high amounts of many vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, and B Vitamins. With a low glycemic level (GI-35), this sweetener is a good alternative for those watching their sugar levels.
Naturally brown in color, palm sugar tastes similiar to brown sugar with notes of caramel and butterscotch, making it perfect for baking. Purely Elizabeth's Palm Sugar is sustainably harvested from the island of Bali and comes from the nectar of the coconut palm flowers. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) coconut palm sugar is considered the single most sustainable sweetener in the world.
Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is made up of lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk that supports healthy metabolism as well as offering anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. The medium chain fatty acids get used as energy rather then being stored as fat in the body.
For centuries, communities around the globe consumed the coconut for its high nutritional value. Unfortunately, coconut oil started to get a bad reputation when studies came out claiming how unhealthy the saturated fat was. What the studies failed to mention, was the fact that the oil being studied was hydrogenated (which is the real problem). It turns out, that unrefined coconut oil has a long list of health benefits.
Coconut oil is thought to help us to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions and reduce the risk of heart disease. It has also been shown to fight Candida or yeast overgrowth as well as balance the flora in the digestive system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why dairy free?
Dairy can be difficult for many people to digest, with almost 40% of adults in the world lactose intolerant. Research shows it can be inflammatory in the body- showing up in a variety of symptoms such as acne, asthma, congestion, cancer and weight gain.
Why gluten free?
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley (just to name a few). According to the Center of Celiac Disease, 1 in 132 people have celiac disease and 15 times that number have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Reactions to gluten show up in various ways from mucus, congestion and irritability to diarrhea, constipation and low energy. With so many symptoms, it is often very difficult to diagnose. For those who do not suffer from a gluten allergy or sensitivity, gluten-free grains are a better alternative for the body often causing less bloating, digestive problems and sometimes hidden inflammation.
Why sugar free?
Sugar is an addictive substance that wrecks havoc in the body. Refined sugar is free of minerals, vitamins and nutrients so when they body digests it, it has to draw on its own reserves, causing a deficiency in the body. Sugar has been linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity and acne just to name a few.
Why certified vegan?
Purely Elizabeth products are certified by a third party authority, Vegan Action. This certification verifies that they do not use any animal products or test on animals. The certification seal helps consumers shop without having to consult ingredient list.
Where can I get more information about celiac disease?
Celiac Sprue Association http://www.csaceliacs.org. National Foundation for Celiac Awareness http://www.celiaccentral.org/
How can I test to see if I have a gluten sensitivity?
The best way to see if you have a gluten sensitivity is to do an elimination diet. This means eliminating ALL gluten containing products from your diet for 3 weeks, then reintroducing gluten back into the diet and see how you react. This is the most sound way to test for sensitivities.
About Purely Elizabeth
Purely Elizabeth was created in 2009 by Elizabeth Stein, a certified holistic nutrition counselor. At Purely Elizabeth they believe that good health begins with what you put into your body. When you eat better, you feel better. It's that simple. You are what you eat.
That's why they are passionate about using the highest quality, natural and organic ingredients loaded with health benefits. But it doesn't end there. In order to be healthy, we also need a clean environment, which is why Purely Elizabeth is committed to a sustainable planet. They hope you enjoy their natural foods and snacks made from the purest ingredients around.
- Make food using simple, pure ingredients
- Support non-profit organizations committed to bettering the health of their community
- Educate consumers about the benefits of real food
- Improve the health and happiness of their employees, customers and communities
- Use eco-friendly practices as much as possible
- Support sustanable farming practices
As a member of One Percent for The Planet, Purely Elizabeth donates 1% of sales to non-profit organizations striving to help the health of our planet and future generations. This has included organizations such as Slow Food USA, Wellness in Schools, and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. One Percent for The Planet is a group of businesses committed to donating 1% of yearly sales to environmental causes. In 2012, Purely Elizabeth has decided to not only donate their 1% to the Climate Ride, but also participate in Climate Ride California, a 320 mile bike over a 5-day period raising thousands of dollars for environmental non-profits.
Having a clean environment, supportive relationships, sustainable exercise routine and a balanced work/personal life all intersect when we talk about health. As a company, they may not be able to make sure their customers get daily self- care but they can directly improve their lives by providing healthy food alternatives and doing their part to support the environment.
In addition to their current green practices, as Purely Elizabeth evolves they strive to provide 100% green friendly packaging as well as source all ingredients from organic producers. In the meantime, all of their ingredients are either organic or natural- NON-GMO. They invest in only green friendly products in their office.