Disclosure: Thank you so much to Purely Elizabeth for sending me their Original Grain-Free Granola and Banana Nut Butter Grain-Free Granola. This gluten-free granola brand is so tasty and good-for-you and I highly recommend trying for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
About the brand:
Elizabeth Stein, a holistic nutrition counselor, founded Purely Elizabeth in 2009 after seeing a lack of healthy gluten-free options. She set out to create a solution for herself and her clients using good-for-you super food and ancient grain ingredients. Today, Purely Elizabeth continues to create delicious, nutrient-rich products using the most innovative ingredients on the market. Purely Elizabeth offers granola, oatmeal, muesli and breakfast cereal -- all of which are certified gluten-free, vegan, non-gmo and organic. Recently they released the first Probiotic Granola on the market + a Grain-Free Granola.
I'm always on the lookout for healthy foods that give me more energy. After I gave birth to my daughter two years ago, I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. Although recent blood work seemed to checkout that my thyroid levels had re-balanced, I try to keep it in check by choosing healthier food options as I think it may have something to do with the problems I was experiencing. Some of the studies that I researched said that trying a gluten-free diet may help and my thought was that it couldn't hurt. I do not follow a strict gluten-free diet but when I can I do try to find alternative options to foods that contain gluten.
What I call my morning fuel consists of plain greek yogurt, granola and honey. If you haven't tried this concoction yet, please do because it is so delicous and so good for you! For me, yummy foods are all about the ingredients. So I was elated when Purely Elizabeth agreed to partner with me on this post. Made with organic hemp, chia + coconut flakes. Purley Elizabeth is NON-GMO and Gluten-Free. This is the BEST granola brand I have ever tasted. Both of the granola's that I tried have 5 grams of protein which is always a plus. Try sprinkled over yogurt (my favorite), on top of ice cream, smoothies or salad. You can also just eat a handful by itself. :)
More about the ingredients:
Hemp is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, as well as sulfur + iron.
Coconut sugar is an unrefined, low-glycemic + nutrient-rich sweetener.
Coconut oil has antiviral and antimicrobial properties and contains medium-chain fatty acids that get used as energy rather than stores as fat.
Chia seeds are a super food seeds providing excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Have you tried Purely Elizabeth Granola? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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