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The below post was taken directly from the blog LISA’S FOODS ON THE MOVE:

A while ago I was contacted by Laura of Love Grown Foods to see if I was interested in sampling their gluten-free granola.

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Love Grown Granola treats.

I love to bake and eat my own granola as much as possible, but when I can try new types of granola, I have to say yes. Not only do I have more varieties to choose from, but they give me some inspiration for my own flavors. [I’m thinking a homemade chocolate granola is on the horizon.]

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Yogurt mess: plain yogurt topped with Cocoa Goodness, peanut butter, bananas, and blackberry jam.

When I read the company’s mission, I found another reasons to try their products: “We are founded on the beliefs that you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in a product and that food should be nutritious and healthy while also tasting great!”

Sounded good to me – as Michael Pollan says, we should be able to pronounce the ingredients in our foods. Love Grown Granola is also free of a lot of things: refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, preservatives, gluten, and genetically modified ingredients. Not bad.

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A snack for the road: yogurt topped with Sweet Cranberry Pecan, cashew butter, and blueberries.

I was sent three large bags of granola: Raisin Almond Crunch, Sweet Cranberry Pecan, and Cocoa Goodness. I was also sent a few smaller samples to try.

I really loved the Cocoa Goodness. It was full of chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and while it wasn’t really chocolaty, I loved getting a spoonful that had chips in it.

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A green smoothie topped with Raisin Almond Crunch.

My second favorite was the Raisin Almond Crunch with its coconut and almond mix-ins. Unfortunately, the raisins in it were a little chewy for me. Same with the Sweet Cranberry Pecan; the cranberries were a little too tough, and I found the the spices and cinnamon a little too overpowering.

It was great that I couldn’t tell that these granolas are gluten-free [so if you want to feed some to people who fear gluten-free foods, you don’t need to worry], and they all had just enough sweetness without tasting overly sweet.

If you want to support a gluten-free company, check out Love Grown Granola’s website, or find them on Twitter or Facebook.

 

The below was taken directly from the blog LISA’S FOODS ON THE MOVE:

A while ago I was contacted by Laura of Love Grown Foods to see if I was interested in sampling their gluten-free granola.

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Love Grown Granola treats.

I love to bake and eat my own granola as much as possible, but when I can try new types of granola, I have to say yes. Not only do I have more varieties to choose from, but they give me some inspiration for my own flavors. [I’m thinking a homemade chocolate granola is on the horizon.]

IMG_1813

Yogurt mess: plain yogurt topped with Cocoa Goodness, peanut butter, bananas, and blackberry jam.

When I read the company’s mission, I found another reasons to try their products: “We are founded on the beliefs that you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in a product and that food should be nutritious and healthy while also tasting great!”

Sounded good to me – as Michael Pollan says, we should be able to pronounce the ingredients in our foods. Love Grown Granola is also free of a lot of things: refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, preservatives, gluten, and genetically modified ingredients. Not bad.

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 A snack for the road: yogurt topped with Sweet Cranberry Pecan, cashew butter, and blueberries.

I was sent three large bags of granola: Raisin Almond Crunch, Sweet Cranberry Pecan, and Cocoa Goodness. I was also sent a few smaller samples to try.

I really loved the Cocoa Goodness. It was full of chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and while it wasn’t really chocolaty, I loved getting a spoonful that had chips in it.

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A green smoothie topped with Raisin Almond Crunch.

My second favorite was the Raisin Almond Crunch with its coconut and almond mix-ins. Unfortunately, the raisins in it were a little chewy for me. Same with the Sweet Cranberry Pecan; the cranberries were a little too tough, and I found the the spices and cinnamon a little too overpowering.

It was great that I couldn’t tell that these granolas are gluten-free [so if you want to feed some to people who fear gluten-free foods, you don’t need to worry], and they all had just enough sweetness without tasting overly sweet.

The below is taken directly from Ashely’s amazing blog THE EDIBLE PERSPECTIVE:

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This morning I met up with the amazing Maddy, from Love Grown Foods, for a cup of coffee.  She came up from Denver and we headed to The Bean Cycle, my favorite Ft. Collins coffee shop!

Maddy has been on the road for the past few months, spreading the LOVE, so it was great catching up with her!  We’ve become really good friends, since meeting at the Cherry Creek farmer’s market, last summer in Denver.

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How cute is their company Prius??  The super generous Maddy, left me with a giant box of granola samples + full size bags.

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Cannot wait to dig in!!  Their granola makes my mouth quite happy. :) They use gluten free oats, and super high quality ingredients.  It has the perfect crunch and lightly sweetened.  Everything I love about granola.

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The goods!  Plus an adorable t-shirt.  Check back for a giveaway of mini LOVE sometime this week!

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The below was taken from the blog Faith, Fitness, Fun:

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Ah, I know! I’ll combine two of my favorite snacks – yogurt + granola / mock apple crumble – into one meal. I will turn these three things…

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….into a light, yet filling, and healthy, yet tastes like dessert, breakfast recipe!

Apple Pie a la Mode Yogurt Bowl

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  • 1 container frozen vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola – Love Grown, but of course!
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp all spice seasoning

Chop the apple into one inch even pieces and place in a microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with the all spice seasoning. Microwave on high for 2 – 3 minutes. Or however else you like to get warm “baked” apples if you’re fancy and don’t believe in microwaves.

Spoon the frozen Greek yogurt into a blender or food processor and add the 1/2 tsp xanthan gum. Blend until it becomes a thick, almost ice-cream like consistency.

Serve both in a dish with the granola. That’s it!

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Thank the sweet heavens for delectable (and easy!) breakfasts like this! Excuse me while I eat my dessert breakfast. Have a great Friday!

Jen is Green Review

The below post is taken directly from the blog JEN IS GREEN:

Love Grown Foods recently sent me some of the granola to try out.

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So far I’ve tried the Raisin Almond Crunch.

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The granola is made of gluten free toasted oats, honey, agave, raisins and almonds. It is also free of refined sugar, trans-fats, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, preservatives and genetically modified ingredients. Score!

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I topped my cereal with some this morning! It added such a nice crunch to the cereal, and I loved the Cinnamony flavor of the granola. It’s going to be hard to not eat the whole bag of this stuff, I can’t wait to try the other flavors. LOVE.

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