Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mira's Homemade Granola

Granola -- it's that term that is used to describe hippies and it's that food that seems to be long forgotten. I, on the other hand, love granola and was super excited to discover a whole new take on granola. Mira's Homemade Granola is an innovative granola made of sprouted buckwheat in four satisfying flavors.

Mira's Homemade is owned by Mira Yardumian and Nina Berman. Mira grew up with natural granola and developed this recipe in an effort to make nutritious granola out of as few ingredients as possible while maximizing the flavor profile.  Nina Berman stumbled upon Mira's granola and knew she had to get in on this venture. As a certified holistic health coach, she was focused on healthy foods and this venture was exactly what she was seeking.

Together, they are making granola out of sprouted buckwheat because the act of sprouting increases the nutritional content of the buckwheat by producing more vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes. All of the granolas are completely organic, raw, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. They contain no refined sugars, are low in sodium, high in fiber, and are a good source of protein. Could it get any better?

What about the taste? So unique!  Take the Blueberry Banana for example. I love the crunchy buckwheat. All you taste when you bite into the granola is blueberries, bananas, and buckwheat. Dates are the only other ingredient. They are so natural and pure.

I tried the Mango Coconut in almond milk and wished I hadn't. I think these granolas are much better just eaten out of the bag. The milk did nothing for it. That said, I still loved the mango coconut flavor.

The Cacao & Hemp was my favorite. Made with just sprouted buckwheat, dates, raisins, cacao nibs, hemp hearts, and purified water, it won me over quite quickly. The cacao was bittersweet and the raisins brought a delicious moistness to the dry buckwheat. Loved this one.

Then there is the Double Nut made with cashews, almonds, and raisins. Again, I love the addition of the raisins. I swear I could eat this granola all day.

I also like that each piece is a different size so you can grab a small piece if you just want a quick snack or a few large pieces if you are really hungry.

Right now, Mira's Homemade Granola is only sold in select stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Maryland. The 1.6-ounce bag sells for $2.75 and the 8-ounce bag sells for 7.99. You can also buy them online here.

Simple never tasted so satisfying -- I couldn't think of a more appropriate tagline.

Full Disclosure: Although the products were provided to me for free to review, that in no way influenced my veracious opinion. 

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