Yum yum! Fuel for my run!
So I’ve recently begun getting up super early to fit my running in before work, but one of my big problems with that is fuelling for my run. As soon as I wake up I’m hungry. STARVING!! I cannot function, nevermind run without some food in tummy. When I was running on my lunch breaks fuelling before a run was no problem – I’d have a protein shake before work, then an apple 30 min before my noon hour run. Unfortunately with me now waking up at 5:30 to run, firing up the blender to make my shake isn’t an option because it’ll wake the entire house. I need something quick, filling, tasty and nutritious before I start churning out those morning k’s.
NEW! Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Cereal
Thankfully I’ve found the answer to my breakfast/pre-run fuelling problems: Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Cereal. These have a really nice cinnamon and spice flavour to them, so I don’t have to add any sugar to them. Some “adult” cereals taste like cardboard, but not these – these are delicious… and healthy!
I’ve fuelled up before my morning runs with these new Cheerios for the past week and have found that they are filling enough to tame the lion in my tummy without leaving me with a heavy feeling. I don’t feel sluggish or too full. I’ve fuelled an 8k, a 10k and a 15k run with these and I’ve found them to be absolutely perfect for me. The bonus part is that they really taste great! (So good that my oldest daughter Sierra had already snuck two bowls out of my box before I went to try them).
The new cereal includes the classic Multi-Grain Cheerios you love with the added natural goodness of lightly puffed and toasted kamut, spelt and corn, and is sweetened with just a hint of cinnamon and spice.
Here’s a closer look:
What is Kamut & Spelt?
Ancient Grain – Kamut:
Kamut is an ancient type of wheat related to the durum variety used in modern bread making. Kamut is richer in protein, minerals such as magnesium and zinc, Vitamin B’s and Vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids. It is easy to digest and is generally well tolerated by those with a sensitivity to gluten.
Ancient Grain – Spelt:
Spelt is high in vitamin B2, niacin, manganese, thiamin, copper, and magnesium. Because spelt is highly water soluble, these nutrients are easily absorbed by the body. In addition to being loaded with essential nutrients, Spelt is a good source of dietary fiber, which has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels.
The next time you find yourself looking for a cereal that the family will love,
consider picking up a box of Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Cereal!
You can’t go wrong with:
- 2 ancient grains (KAMUT® wheat6 and spelt)
- 5 whole grains (corn, wheat, oats, barley and brown rice)
- 3 grams of fibre per serving
- 170 calories per serving when enjoyed with ½ cup of 2% milk
One of my lucky Canadian readers will win this awesome prize pack (approximate retail value $170)!
The lucky winner will receive:
- Lululemon Yoga Mat
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- 3 boxes Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grain Cereal!
Question/Sharing: How do you fuel before your morning workout?
Disclaimer: I was sent a box of Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grain Cereal for review. As always, opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.