Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mix My Granola!

A few weeks ago, I was randomly generated (ha!) as the winner in Chocolate-Covered Katie's MixMyGranola giveaway. MixMyGranola is a customized granola-makin' website, where folks can choose any ingredients — like nuts, dried fruits, health powders, and even candy — to go into their crunchy mix. My prize was a $20 gift certificate, so I went on the website, created my own mix, and promptly received this cute tube in the mail:

Twenty bucks will pay for a crap ton of granola extras! Here's what I put in my Coco-Banana Lickety Split Granola (they also let you pick a name and include it on the label) — French vanilla granola, dried strawberries, banana slices, walnuts, chia seeds, Brazil nuts, hemp seeds, organic coco shreds, oatbran flakes, organic quinoa, organic pomegranate powder, hazelnuts, goji berries, dried bing cherries, and dried pineapple.

Each ingredient costs around $1 to $3. As you add items into your cart, the website generates a nutrition label so you always know how many calories, fat, protein, etc. is in your mix. When they ship the granola, the nice folks at MixMyGranola include that nutrition label and ingredient list on the back of the package.

I've been enjoying mine with soymilk for breakfast every morning, and I think I'll definitely be heading back to MixMyGranola.com to order more when I run out!

Note to cookbook testers: I finally posted some more recipes to the tester site — fried squash and boozy beer beans. Check it out!

19 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...
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chocolatecoveredkatie said...

I still think that you created the best name for your granola! Anything with "banana split" in the title... (oh, and "coco" too!)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

what a cute idea!

Mary said...

What a cool idea. Your mix sounds delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

Score on creating a fabulous granola mix!

T said...

That's really a cute idea. And all the ingredients you posted sound awesome!

shelby said...

That mix sounds divine! I haven't bought any MMG in a while because of the price but I'm thinking about it!

nora said...

It's a very cool idea, but unless I won it like you, I don't think I could justify spending that much on something I could make so easily at home! haha, enjoy though :) Looks very healthy!

pixiepine said...

That looks yummy! Cute name too :)

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

I love everything that you put into the granola! Seems like everyone in the blog world is doing the granola thing :) Will have to try!

Joi said...

Oh my that looks wonderful! This would make a great gift for my kids. Thanks for the link!

jessy said...

i've seen that mix my granola around - think i might have to give it a whirl! dried strawberries + banana + chia + brazil nuts + quinoa + one million other awesomenesses sounds just too damn delicious! hooray for such a tasty combination!

can't wait to try out the test recipes, too! thanks, Bianca!

Cyn said...

Yay boozy beer beans!!! And that granola looks amazing.

Jenna The Tofu Lush said...

YUM! and so fun! I think this would be a really cool thing to do with kids- let them pick their ingredients and then receive a tube of personalized granola in the mail- great idea!

tanuki.gao said...

The granola looks delicious! You might want to check the ingredients in the French Vanilla granola base - in the FAQ section, they state that it contains honey and whey powder.

miss v said...

congrats on winning. that's such an awesome idea - sometimes i don't have the time to make my own and this is a perfect way to guarantee that i'll love it!

Erin said...

That's a crap ton of mixins! Sounds awesome though, vanilla and nuts and all.

Jen said...

wow, congrats! that looks like fun.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That sounds AWESOME!