WHAT IS QUINOA?
Quinoa is a fibrous seed high in protein, amino acids and antioxidants. Physically similar to common grains, Quinoa is a popular option for people following living a grain-free, paleo lifestyle or simply keen to reduce the amount of grains in their diet. Although grains offer a host of benefits, for many people they are tough to digest. Additionally, many grains contain gluten or at least traces of gluten, and with a widespread increase in intolerances and allergies, we wanted to provide a gluten and wheat free option, with even more protein, added nutrients, unique flavour and genuine integrity to nourish and fuel the body and soul.
WHY IS QNOLA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BREAKFAST CEREALS / GRANOLAS?
Qnola is handmade in the UK using Quinoa sourced from local British farmers. All of our products are free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, trans fats and artificial chemicals (such as additives, flavourings, colourings and preservatives). Not only are most mainstream and commercial cereals are made with wheat, they also contain vast amounts of refined sugar and / or naturally occurring sugars. We prefer to use natural sugars in our products that can also contribute to their nutritional profile. Whilst we do include a little coconut sugar to add flavour to our products, we don't advocate eating too much sugar, especially first thing in the morning! Although it provides an instant boost in mood and energy, this 'peaking too soon' only results in crashing too soon too. Depending on sugar for energy is an unsustainable habit to get into, and has also been proven to contribute to disease and inability to control weight. Sugar also comes with physical side effects, such as tiredness, disrupted sleep, skin imbalances, cellulite and other conditions, so keep it on the low (and beware of products containing high levels of even natural sugars!) Qnola is different because, whilst we reduce the amount of wheat, gluten and sugar, we increase the amount of truly nourishing ingredients that you won't find in common food products. They are more expensive, but in our opinion, they are so worth it.
HOW SHOULD I EAT QNOLA?
Qnola should be eaten just they way conventional cereals and granolas are. Serve either with milk or plant-based milks like a bowl of cereal, or sprinkle on top of yoghurt or plant-based yoghurt with your choice of fruits, compotes, nut butters and any other toppings you desire. We also love adding an extra sprinkle of medicinal herbs, adaptogens, powdered algae and tonic herbs, such as maca, cacao, reishi, he shou wu, wheatgrass and spirulina, for elevated health benefits (many of which you will find either in our full time flavours or in our limited edition products from time to time).
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST ONCE IVE OPENED THE PACKET?
Qnola has a shelf life of 9 months from production. Refer to the Best Before label on your pouch, and to keep it as fresh as possible once opened, re-seal tightly and store in a cool, dry place.
IS QNOLA SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
DOES QNOLA SUPPORT AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE?
Absolutely. Qnola is high in protein and made with energising ingredients, so is ideal as pre-workout nourishment and also to support muscle repair and rebuilding after intense exercise.
WHAT ARE YOUR LIMITED EDITION PRODUCTS?
We produce limited edition flavours inline with the seasonal change and traditional National and International holidays. Keep an eye out on our social media and in our store.
HOW WILL QNOLA MAKE ME FEEL?
Qnola can support cellular function, immunity, growth and repair and can elevate mood and energy levels. Many people report feeling much lighter and more energised, whilst others notice improvements in skin health and hair growth. Our products contain a variety of natural, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients, including medicinal herbs and spices, which support immunity and can help reduce the risk of illness. See for yourself!
WHICH FLAVOUR SHOULD I START WITH IF I AM NEW TO QNOLA?
The Almond & Vanilla is an ideal starting point and is popular amongst our new and returning customers. If you like something a little sweeter, the Beetroot is an unlikely but unbeatable option. And if you always go for the chocolate option, try the Cacao & Cashew, but be prepared for its rich and bitter flavour - it's not as sweet as commercial chocolate products.
CAN I EAT QNOLA AS A SNACK?
You sure can. We love it straight from the pouch as a dry snack, or added to other nuts and dried ingredients to create a unique trail mix. You can also eat breakfast anytime of the day, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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