I’m a breakfast person. I look forward to it every morning and sometimes even dream about it the night before (I know that’s kind of weird, but what can I say, I love food). It’s the best way to get your morning off on the right foot and set the nutritional tone for the day. I wasn’t always a breakfast person, but it turns out all it take is a little planning to make it a regular part of your day.
I’ve been curious about Oatbox for a quite a while, the monthly box subscription service that delivers homemade granola to your house each month. One visit to their website was all it took before I started seeing them everywhere (hello ad retargeting). But it’s not until I came a across their pop-up shop in Westmount and tried one bite of their matcha granola that was hooked. I signed up the next day and received my first box 3 days later.
The beauty of Oatbox
There are so many reasons to love what the folks at Oatbox are doing. First and foremost, I love that the company is based in Montreal (gotta give some love to my hometown). Second, they use the most natural ingredients like whole grain cereals like rolled oats, puffed quinoa, nuts and fresh fruits, and omit all of the yucckies like artifical sweetners, flavours and preservatives. Seriously, one look at the back of the bag and you’ll notice just a few ingredients that you can actually pronounce. Just good stuff that your body will love you for. Finally, they’ve partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada to provide breakfast for one child with each box sold. That’s what I call goodness all around!
Each month, the chefs at Oatbox create new mixes inspired by the season. This month, it’s 100% pure chocolate, and pears and pine nuts.
The 100% pure chocolate mix speaks to the chocoholic in me. I don’t like overly sweet chocolate. Instead, I usually go for dark chocolate where you can really taste the cocoa. Consider this the granola equivalent. It’s crunchy and rich without being too sweet. Despite having sweetened coconut flakes and a little brown sugar, there is still only 3 grams of sugar in one serving.
No, pears and pine nuts is not a mix I would have thought of. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds! Rich in flavours and nutrition, this granola marries the seasonal fruit with carefully selected AA pine nuts from Pakistan. Sweetened with a touch of honey, this mix only has 5 grams of sugar per serving.
The Oatbox box
The doorbell rang and I was so excited to receive my first Oatbox. The box was beautifully packaged. I teared that sucker open to find the two bags of granola and a cute jar that I can use to bring my breakfast or snack along with me, which I must say is a very nice touch by the company. You also get a few recipe cards to give you new ideas on how to use your granola besides the usual yogurt parfait, another very nice touch by the company. I already tried the asparagus radish salad with pear and pine nut granola and it’s absolutely delish.
Want to make your mornings brighter? (And I think you should!)
Sign up for Oatbox here and you’ll get two delicious and healthy mixes delivered to your door each month for $20 (shipping is free, another bonus!). If you decide that the mixes created that month just aren’t your cup of tea, you can just skip the month. It’s that easy!
What are you having for breakfast tomorrow morning?