HEAB's Oats

by HEAB on April 6, 2010

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A couple of weeks ago, [Me] & Goji contacted me to see if I would be interested in building my own cereal on their site and doing a review on the blog. So, I excitedly got online and began building. A few days later, these arrived on my doorstep…

One container of my own concoction, HEAB’s Chocolate Cherry Oats, and a container of [Me] & Goji’s Hot Cereal recipe.

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In my cereal, I used gluten free oats, ground cinnamon, cacao nibs, dried cherries, unsweetened coconut flakes, and macadamia nuts. I couldn’t wait to try them. Over the weekend, I used the [Hot Cereal] & Goji in Sunday’s pancakes and in a batch of Maple Nut Oaties. It worked wonderfully in both recipes, and I was looking forward to making something with my HEAB oats.

Since the weather warmed up, I have had no desire for hot cereal and decided to keep things nice and cold with a bowl of overnight oats. So, last night, I added 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk to 1 serving of HEAB’s Chocolate Cherry Oats.

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After allowing the cereal to soak overnight in the fridge, I woke up to a lovely bowl of thickened oats. Look at all that yummy cinnamon!

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I did not cook my oats, but did thickened up the mix a bit more with this…

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I love love love Redwood Hill Farm goat milk yogurt. It tastes just like cow’s milk yogurt, and goat’s milk doesn’t seem to affect me like cow’s milk does. So, every once in a while, I’ll indulge in a little goat cheese or goat milk yogurt. From the research I’ve done, apparently the proteins in goat milk products are easier for our bodies to digest. Anyway, love this stuff. By the way, does anyone have any recipes for a non-dairy, non-soy homemade yogurt that turns out thick and tangy? I just miss regular yogurt so much!

Here was my finished product for breakfast this morning…

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How was it? Delicious. I loved my [Me] & Goji creation, and let me tell you, the company does not skimp on ingredients. Every bite was filled with coconut and cacao nibs and check out all the cherries and macadamia nuts contained in the dry mix. The natural sweetness of the dried cherries and coconut flakes off-set the tangy yogurt perfectly, and I loved the crunch from the nuts.

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Have you ever built your own cereal? If not, I highly recommend [Me] & Goji as they have so many quality ingredients to choose from, and it was so much fun to get the container with my own personalized label printed on it. Plus, it tastes great. Still so impressed with the chunkage factor. Thanks again [Me] & Goji!

My one complaint is the cost. Honestly, it’s not cheap, especially when you factor in shipping. However, the company is holding a contest for a chance to win free [Me & Goji] cereal for a year. To enter, click here.

Tell me, what’s your favorite method for overnight oats?