Curated and considered for the modern primal life

Raw Cacao Crunch Activated Superfood Cereal by Living Intentions - 9 oz

Living Intentions Superfood cereal is amazing stuff, made from a delicious combination of live sprouted ingredients, with an optimal balance of complete proteins, healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber. It’s light and crunchy, super-tasty and enhanced with a unique blend of the most nutrient-dense superfoods our planet offers. It’s also gluten-free, and sweetened only with nourishing sweeteners like coconut palm sugar and honey. The combination of tastes and textures is amazing — deep dark cacao, mellow crunchy rich coconut, soft sweet raisins and dates, crispy nutty buckwheat, all melded into a yummy granola-like concoction, exploding with health-giving deliciousness. Plus they've added 2 billion CFU's of friendly probiotic cultures in each bag to support immune health! Talk about starting your day off right... 

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Back in my junk food vegan days, I used to eat a lot of cereal. Sure, it was from a natural foods store, but it was still full of GMO wheat and corn, hydrolyzed soy protein, refined cane sugar. I didn’t really know any better — all I knew was that I could eat bowl after bowl of the stuff and never feel full. I’d eat it as a snack, with or without nut milk, in the morning or at night, whenever I craved sweet carby stuff, which was pretty much all the time. Yeah, I was the classic sugar-and-wheat-addicted vegan, and brain fog and mood swings were my constant companions. And cereal was one of the major pillars of my diet — it was healthy, right?

Fast forward fifteen years, and I’ve moved into a much healthier place, diet-wise. But I can still appreciate a good bowl of cereal. I love the contrast between cool creamy milk and sweet crunchy cereal, and I love to graze on cereal by itself throughout the day. I first discovered Living Intentions Superfood Cereal years ago as a raw vegan, and it’s carried me beautifully into my paleo/primal days. It’s amazing stuff, made from a delicious combination of live sprouted ingredients, with an optimal balance of complete proteins, healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber. It’s light and crunchy, super-tasty and enhanced with a unique blend of the most nutrient-dense superfoods our planet offers. It’s also gluten-free, and sweetened only with nourishing sweeteners like coconut palm sugar and honey. And unlike those cereals I used to eat, this stuff is deeply filling. One small bowl keeps me full for hours.

I love all the flavors of Superfood Cereal, and I keep bags of each flavor in my pantry at all times. The Cacao Crunch is especially exciting. Supercharged with the strength-boosting properties of malty maca root, enriched with mineral-dense smoky-sweet mesquite pod powder and vitalized with astragalus root and reishi mushroom, this lively combo will propel you into crunchy chocolate paradise. The combination of tastes and textures is amazing — deep dark cacao, mellow crunchy rich coconut, soft sweet raisins and dates, crispy nutty buckwheat, all melded into a yummy granola-like concoction, exploding with health-giving deliciousness.

Based in San Francisco, Living Intentions is one of those rare companies that’s pushing the envelope with deep nutrition and explosive flavor in everything they make. This is food that will feed your soul and raise your standards for everything else you eat.

Here are some of the amazing superfoods in this cereal

Buckwheat

Buckwheat is one of the best sources of high quality protein in the plant kingdom. Fear not — It’s not a kind of wheat. It's a fruit seed that's related to rhubarb and sorrel, so it's gluten-free, and great for a primal diet. Buckwheat originated in China and spread to Europe and Russia, where it's often eaten as porridge. Buckwheat is high in fiber, and studies have shown that it helps slow down the rate of glucose absorption after a meal, making it a healthy choice for people with diabetes. Buckwheat is also high in manganese, magnesium, copper, and zinc, which are great for the immune system. It also contains all eight essential amino acids, including lysine, which plays a key role in collagen production and is not produced by the human body. 

Cacao

Cacao crunch uses the highest quality cacao available — an heirloom variety of Ecuadorian Ariba Nacional. It’spacked with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals — they are one of the best dietary sources of magnesium as well as a good source of calcium, iron, copper, zinc and potassium. A rich source of theobromine and tryptophan, they elevate your mood while boosting your health. They also contain neurotransmitter anandamide (the "bliss" chemical), neurotransmitter phenethylamine (also known as PEA, the "love molecule"), neurotransmitter serotonin (a brain chemical that acts to shield against stress, increasing ones sense of wellbeing) neurotransmitter dopamine (increases ones sense of pleasure and elevates the mood), phytochemical coumarin (suppresses appetite, and also has anti-tumor properties and helps with blood circulation) enzyme asparaginase (a special enzyme with anti-cancer properties) ergosterol (a necessary chemical for Vitamin D assimilation) and sitosterol (helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels).

Coconut

Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. Formerly vilified as containing “bad” fat, it is now suggested by much research that the fat in coconut oil is extremely healthy to consume. Coconut oil is full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to:

  1. Help with weight loss
  2. Boost energy and athletic performance
  3. Help with Alzheimer’s and cognitive function
  4. Have antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities
  5. Nourish the thyroid
  6. Help prevent candida overgrowth
  7. Boost the metabolism
  8. Make skin and hair softer
Coconut palm sugar

Coconut palm sugar is a low-glycemic sweetener that is rich in minerals and provides consistent energy via delayed glucose absorption and the nutritional boost of minerals. Coconut palm sugar comes directly from the blossoms of Indonesian coconut trees. It is made by evaporating coconut nectar from tropical palm flowers. The process of making coconut sap sugar is similar to how maple sugar crystals are made. Farmers gently hand-harvest the buds and collect the sweet nectar using traditional methods. It’s one of the healthiest and most sustainable sweeteners available. Tropical coconut palms require little water to thrive and can actually restore damaged soils and regenerate ecosystems which help support wildlife.

And yet more superfoods, still!

Maca root

Peruvian root vegetable; increases strength, energy, stamina, and libido; normalizes menstrual cycles and supports immune system

Mesquite pod

Peruvian grown; a sweet seed pod, rich in protein, fiber, and essential trace minerals and nutrients; used by natives as a food staple.

Astralagus

One of the world’s premier tonic herbs; protects against disease by strengthening all metabolic, respiratory and elimination functions

Reishi Mycelium

Revered in Chinese medicine as the “mushroom of immortality” and overall body tonic; an elite herb for attaining radiant health, longevity, and spiritual awareness; a potent antioxidant.

The Living Intentions story

We love this company. Everything that they make is absolutely mindblowingly delicious. It’s rare to find a company so committed to doing everything right on every level — while focusing first on the most important aspect of food: amazing taste. This is not your hippie grandmother’s granola. Living Intentions has created a pivotal paradigm shift in the world of healthy eating. Their innovative and nourishing products are designed with purpose and care. Unique blends of exotic ingredients create Living Intentions’ spectacular culinary difference. There is no compromise here between taste and health.

Check out this video and hear from Joshua McHugh, the founder of Living Intentions, on why he created this conscientious company that creates what might just be the highest quality raw products on the market.

Why raw?

Food in its raw natural state contains essential enzymes, vitamins and minerals compromised during high-heat processing. All in all, raw foods are just plain good for you. The low-heat processing protects and preserves the good stuff.

Why soaked and sprouted?

Soaking and sprouting are ancient techniques, developed by our wise ancestors to make certain foods, like nuts, seeds and grains, more nutritious and easier to digest. These foods evolved chemical defense mechanisms to protect themselves until the proper growing conditions came about — enough moisture to help them burgeon into sprouts. Most nuts, seeds, and grains simply aren’t easily digested unless they’re soaked for a while, to awaken the mechanisms that say, “Hey, time to sprout!” and unleash an amazing series of biochemical transformations. The soaking and sprouting process brings natural resting enzymes to life, increasing bioavailable nutrients. Increased nutrients and live enzymes aid digestion and strengthen the body’s natural healing process, increasing vital energy and wellness. The soaking and sprouting process also minimizes or eliminates nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances such as enzyme inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), polyphenols (tannins), and goitrogens. We recommend soaking and sprouting any nuts, seeds and grains that you plan to eat (unless someone else has already done it for you). The soak/sprout/dehydration process takes a bit of planning ahead (and a dehydrator), but it’s well worth it for the health benefits it confers. It also makes nuts and seeds taste amazing — extra-buttery and satisfyingly crispy-crunchy.

How to eat these

  1. Crunch crunch right out of the bag.
  2. Eat with nut milk or raw dairy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  3. Sprinkle on a healthy dessert

Other important stuff

Organic ingredients, non-GMO, gluten free, raw vegan, no fillers, chemicals, or additives.

High vibration, outrageous flavor, spectacular difference.

Note: Most of our customers who follow a paleo/primal diet do great with all the ingredients in this cereal. Living Intentions is very serious about using only the highest-quality superfood ingredients, and everything they create is impeccable on every level, from taste to nutrition. So you’re going to be putting good stuff into your body when you eat this cereal. But some people who follow an extremely strict paleo diet, or have certain health conditions, might get nervous about grain-free raw brown rice bran and germ, so I just thought I’d call it out. For the rest of you, enjoy!

 

Categories: Cereals Chocolates Snacks & Minimeals Superfoods

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