Being a holistic nutritionist, I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting foods that are good for us and delicious. As one of the organizers of LGFC, I’m also constantly scouring the grocery store shelves for safe gluten-free products.
I recently had the fortune to meet Julie Beyer through a mutual friend and registered holistic nutritionist. As it turned out, Julie is soon to be a holistic nutritionist and currently operates For The Love Of Food where she teaches people the intricacies of whole food cooking. As part of her services, she has now developed a fantastic variation of granola which she has coined ‘GLOWnola’ for it’s health benefits. And the best part of her granola is that it’s gluten-free!
As most people with celiac disease know, the vast majority of oats on the market are not safe to consume due to their harvesting and processing practices. So Julie has come up with a delicious alternative using other grains, such as buckwheat, and some different savoury sweeteners such as coconut sugar or stevia.
I had the chance to try a few different flavours that Julie makes. Without going into to much detail about the specific ingredients (I’d hate to give away any trade secrets), I will say that my favorite was the Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip!
GLOWnola truly is a unique twist on traditional granola. I actually found it to be a much easier snack to take on-the-go. I find traditional granola needs to be eaten in a bowl with some yogurt and berries. But GLOWnola makes a great treat to take with you and eat any time.
If you are interested to learn more about GLOWnola or try some for yourself, contact Julie directly at www.loveoffood.ca.