Review + Giveaway: Earnest Eats Hot + Fit Cereals

I have a confession: I am a morning eater. What does this mean? It means that from the minute my alarm goes off and I rise, I must – simply MUST – eat, like, immediately. This makes for an especially fun time when I’m staying in a hotel and I’ve got nothing but cruddy tea bags and mini-bar crap staring me down (no offense to those of you who eat M&M’s and vodka for breakfast). A second confession: I am also the type of person to get hangry very quickly. Don’t know what hangry is? It’s hungry + angry = get me to a vegan brunch stat.

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Let’s Kick Some Arse

Oh, and did I mention that I started a 10-week cardio kickboxing bootcamp today? Well, I did. Every morning, six-days a week, I’ll be punching and kicking and sweating up a storm in the name of fitness. I am beyond excited (and a little sore already), and I also need you to pray for me.

So, color me delighted when the sweeties at Earnest Eats sent me their amazing Hot + Fit Cereals. Their timing could not have been more clutch. Fueling at the crack of dawn requires an easy-to-make, gentle-to-eat mix of carbs, fiber, and protein. BOOM, these little guys have all of that and then some. And all they ask in return is a little hot water and a spoon. Hell, fuck the spoon. You could probably eat this with a coffee stirrer (it’s been done) or your finger (if you’re camping or without a spoon). And luckily, these hot cereals are delicious enough that you won’t mind looking like a greedy, hangry fool.

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Earnest Eats Hot + Fit Cereals Are Tasty

As if the name wasn’t cute enough (I mean, who doesn’t want to be hot and fit?!), these hot cereals have got it going ON. Don’t call them “oatmeal,” because they’re so much more. Oats, quinoa, and amaranth, to be specific (say that three times fast…), mixed with superfoods in tasty combinations that will make your tummy and bod happy.

Let’s talk flavors:

  • American Blend: Cranberries, almonds, and flax with almonds, sunflower seeds, and pepitas. A tasty blend. Just enough sweetness and a pleasant tart bite from the cranberries. Perfect for a classic oatmeal (oh crap, I said it) lover.
  • Asia Blend: MY FLAVORITE! Sweet dried mango and Matcha green tea mingle with sesame, sunflower, flax seeds, and almonds. Totally unique, while being rich and light at the same time (it’s possible). A real treat for someone who wants a departure from the ho-hum.
  • Mayan Blend: Natural cocoa, pepitas, cashews, and sunflower seeds. Yes, yes, yes, and YES. I am obsessed with anything pumpkin seed. And this blend feels decadent, like you’re eating a spicy, sweet, rich dessert. Welcome to breakfast being awesome.

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Each blend has anywhere from 6 – 7 grams of fiber and around 8 grams of protein. BOOYAH.

And while I love full-sized things, here’s what I think the 2.35 oz single-serve cups would be really fun/perfect/awesome for:

  • Traveling
  • Back-to-School breakfasts on the fly
  • Camping
  • The gym
  • A snack during work (or is that just me?)
  • Eating on the couch when a Veronica Mars marathon is on

The Little Foxes’ Earnest Eats Giveaway

Bottom line: I approve. I approve bigtime. I approve so much that the good (and cute – just look at ‘em) people of Earnest Eats are gonna send one of you lucky bastards a three-pack of their oatmeal cups. So you can try all of the flavors and feel the nourishment. USA & Canada only, plz.

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  • Martha

    They all sound soooo delicious!!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/gaiantlc gaiantlc

    I love peanut butter and banana oatmeal!

  • http://thevegetarianpact.wordpress.com Lisa

    WHATTTT? The Asia Blend sounds awesome-mango is the best! And I have yet to try matcha tea! You’re right Hot & Fit is a brilliant name!

  • http://gravatar.com/ammauceri Ashley

    I love almonds on top! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Melissa Dion

    I add cacao powder and peanut butter to my oatmeal!

  • http://anunrefinedvegan.wordpress.com An Unrefined Vegan

    Yummy giveaway, hon! I add: hemp seeds, dried tart cherries, cinnamon, bananas, and if I have it, granola. Top it all off with almond milk. Great way to start the day.

  • Kim Oakes

    I add peanut butter to oatmeal! mmmmm. And yes, I am a morning eater, too. Honestly, I don’t trust people who don’t wake up hungry. I don’t get it. My stomach is my alarm clock.

  • Kaylie Moffat

    These look so good! I don’t usually add anything to my oatmeal. :)

  • Kaylie Moffat

    I usually don’t add anything to my oatmeal. :) These sound so good!

  • http://www.veganmiam.com veganmiam.com

    Me too, I’m a morning eater. It’s the first thing I will think when I wake up. Haha, I nearly drank vodka for breakfast today, that was pretty close! What a fun giveaway, I shall give it a try!

  • http://www.veganmiam.com veganmiam.com

    I would add loads of blueberries and raspberries, pretzels, peanut butter, coconut shreds and vegan nutella sauce all over my oatmeal.

  • Kelly

    I love to cook oats in a crockpot overnight with chunks of banana and cinnamon

  • http://veganperks.wordpress.com veganperks

    I love to add cinnamon. mmmm… cinnamon. :-) Thanks for the giveaway doll!

  • Chelsea

    Recently I’ve just been adding some maple syrup or demerara sugar.

  • Kaylie Moffat

    These look so good! I don’t usually add anything to my oatmeal. :)

  • http://thesirenstale.wordpress.com Caitlin @ The Siren’s Tale

    I love adding a little maple syrup or agave, pumpkin seeds, and vanilla bean! Yum-o. Thanks so much for sharing this great giveaway :)

  • http://wayfaringchocolate.com Hannah

    Peanut butter, 90% dark chocolate, and maple syrup is my go-to.

  • Kaylie Moffat

    These look really good! I don’t usually put anything in my oatmeal. :)

  • Kaylie Moffat

    What a delicious-looking oatmeal. I sometimes add molasses to my oatmeal.

  • Kaylie Moffat

    That looks delicious! I sometimes like to put molasses on my oatmeal.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kaylie.moffat Kaylie Moffat

    Looks great! I sometimes like to put molasses on my oatmeal.

  • https://www.facebook.com/thomas0503 Amanda Thomas

    I love to add blueberries to my oatmeal.

  • Ellery

    I add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and leafy greens!

  • Andrea Karsch

    Will definitely try these!

  • jacquie

    various fruits depending on what I have available.

  • http://gravatar.com/haybale Haley

    I love sauteed bananas and lots of cinnamon

  • Jerilyn

    I love adding banana, cacao, hemp hearts, and cinnamon :) Mmmm… so good!

  • http://www.veggienextdoor.com diana @ veggienextdoor

    My favorite combo is dark chocolate chips, bananas, and fresh raspberries. Like a schmancy banana split!

  • Regina

    I’m simple, I add banana’s with almond milk. That Mayan blend sounds so good!

  • Ryan D

    Blueberries, ground flax seed, and cinnamon sugar

  • Katie

    Thanks for the giveaway, I typically add ground flax seeds and peaches

  • Candy

    I always have to have fresh fruit in my oatmeal. One time the only fruit around was grapes, so I used those. Turned out delicious!! (Plus, aren’t they just watery raisins?)

  • Stephanie OMalley

    I lie to add fruit – blueberries, strawberries, banana

  • Lydia Claire

    Maple syrup, chia seeds, hemp hearts, vegan creamer

  • http://healthyhope.myarbonne.com melissa west

    These would be great for my husband. He is trying to eat healthy, but will be on the road a lot with his new job.

  • Ashley

    I love almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, and agave in my oatmeal. Maybe not all at the same time?

  • Trish

    I usually add raisins or a banana

  • http://thepeacepatch.blogspot.com/ The Peace Patch

    My fave is blueberries, chopped dates and flax seeds with a lots of cinnamon. :)

  • http://www.sensualappealblog.com Kammie

    I love adding all kinds of berries

  • http://gravatar.com/donnaandtora Donna

    Yummy Cereal. But I presume only available in USA?

    • The Little Foxes

      Not sure if they’re still only available in the US. May want to check their website. I know they’re growing like gang busters! :)

  • http://instantpaydaynetwork.com/zacconst Chris Zaccharia

    This is what i love to eat at night! :) Im on diiiiieeet :)

  • http://instantpaydaynetwork.com/zacconst Chris Zaccharia

    I bet I would have to request my friend to buy me some cereal. :)