Create your own breakfast mixes
If, as a child, you thought breakfast cereal should involve lots of marshmallows and cinnamon-toast squares, then the adult-appropriate bevy of low-sugar, fiber-rich options might feel a tad ho-hum. (Oh, flaxseed. Yay.)
But it’s not all doom and gloom, ye of parched muesli mouths.
Now you can create your own healthy--and dare we say inventive--cereals, thanks to MixMyOwn.
Get started by heading to the MixMyOwn website and choosing your base (granola, gluten-free oats, organic multigrain flakes, etc.). Then go to town with your add-ins.
As far as a theme, you can go traditional (almonds, blueberries), virtuous (quinoa puffs, wheat germ) or all-out kooky (dry-roasted soybeans, baobab powder, organic gummy bears). Just try to make sure that everything works as an ensemble, OK?
When you’ve finished, give your creation a clever name (“Figgin’ Awesome”? “Papaya, Can You Hear Me”?) and place your order. Pricing starts at $4.50 per 16-ounce bag and increases with every added item.
We recently mixed a delightful bag (“Honey Bunches of Wow”) made with rolled oats, almonds, cranberries, coconut and cacao nibs--with a few hemp seeds thrown in just for good measure.
See? Being a grown-up isn’t all bad.