Whatcha’ Eatin’? – Rip’s Big Bowl
Are you familiar with the Engine 2 Diet? This diet is one that limits or eliminates oils and processed foods in favor of a whoel foods, plat-based diet. It’s also the one promoted by Rip Esselstyn, son of Dr, Caldwell Esselstyn.
Well, after his cook book and remarkable diet, Rip Esselstyn (and friends) released a line of food products including cereal, hummus, almond milk and crackers. AS of today, I’ve had the hummus and it was, well hummus. This post, however, is dedicated to one of the versions of the cereal, Rip’s Big Bowl, Banana Walnut.
This cereal is a filling, hearty bowl of breakfast, based in part on the 7 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein in each 55 gram serving, that looks a bit like muesli, but is nowhere near as tasteless as that bowl of twigs and tree bark.
The bowl of cereal, with its dried bananas and wheat squares filled me up fully. My complaints about it were few and far between, but as I eat cereal every morning before school, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what makes a filling breakfast. Without any weird chemicals (which i don’t have in my cereal anyway anymore) and with very little sugar, just 3 grams, I was really pretty happy with the look and taste of this cereal.
With the other two flavors being “Original” and “Triple Berry Walnut,” I can only expect that this is the best of the three, but if dehydrated berries are your thing, I would suggest you try that one.
Currently only for sale at Whole Foods, this line of plant-strong products is dangerously close to the perfect balance between taste and health. We don’t do much with crispbread, and when we want hummus, we often make our own, but I would certainly buy this cereal again, and I’ll take a look for their almond milk the next time we’re in a Whole Foods doing our grocery shopping.