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Qi’a Superfood Cereal by Nature’s Path is an Excellent Product

Qi'a Superfood Cereal by Nature's Path is an Excellent Product

Nature’s Path has come out with what I believe is their finest product yet and epitomizes the future of food. I am a huge fan of super-nutritious, simple ingredients, and I don’t like a product that is too sweet. And that is exactly what Qi’A Superfood Cereal is all about. The core components of the […]

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Nature’s Path has come out with what I believe is their finest product yet and epitomizes the future of food.

I am a huge fan of super-nutritious, simple ingredients, and I don’t like a product that is too sweet.

And that is exactly what Qi’A Superfood Cereal is all about.

The core components of the Qi’a Cereal are chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and hemp seeds. These are all protein-packed foods that I eat on a regular basis.

Included with these three are cranberries (with sunflower oil), almonds, and natural vanilla flavor.

So, what you end up with is a great tasting, extremely healthy cereal that has just the right amount of sweetness and no added sugar.

While I know that I am an outlier and my palate is different than many other people’s, I am growing increasingly frustrated with the amount of sugar that organic food companies are putting into their products.

You have no idea how many company founders that I speak to and ask them “Why did you add a sweetener to your product?” or “When are you coming out with a sugar-free version?”

Qi’a contains no added sugar and is sweetened naturally by the cranberries.

And I believe that this is the future – products that are sweetened by fruit and not by sugar.

The one thing to take into account before purchasing this cereal is that it contains chia seeds. Chia seeds expand and become gelatinous (thicken) when you add milk or water to them. So, the texture of this cereal may be slightly different than one may expect.

Yet, in no way does this diminish the excitement that I have for Qi’a Superfood Cereal.

This is a fantastic product to travel with and is one that I will definitely be purchasing again. Awesome job Nature’s Path!!

Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfood Cereal comes in three flavors (original, cranberry almond, apple cinnamon), can be purchased online by clicking HERE.


It is important to note that the founders of Nature’s Path, Arran and Ratana Stephens, are two of the most dedicated organic advocates in the entire industry.

They have donated huge amounts of money to a wide range of organic-related initiatives, including Proposition 37 and The GMO Film Project, and this family-owned company is one that you can feel very good about supporting.


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  • Christine Flanagan says:

    Hi~Is this gluten free?

  • Kelly says:

    I love this cereal, I add it to yogurt.
    Although there is added sugar; the cranberries are sweetened with evaporated cane juice. 2 Tbsp of cereal contain 3g of sugar.

  • Darlene says:

    This product was recommended to me last week and I went and bought some. I like it! However I couldn’t figure out why I have been feeling weird the past few days until this morning. I ate it and literally minutes maybe even seconds after I ate it I feel almost high. Like a dizziness. It’s freaking me out. Anyone know why?

    • Holly says:

      Darlene, have you tried each of the ingredients separately? My son has found he gets this when eating hemp. Our bodies can react to even natural organic food.

  • Liz says:

    Love this product! I add 1 Tbsp to 1/3 cup of yogurt – delicious!

  • fran chlebus says:

    Can I add the Qia to my oatmeal before putting into microwave?

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Fran,

      I don’t use a microwave, so I would never do that. Ideally, you want to soak the chia seeds in water (or milk) for 15 minutes before eating. I am not sure a microwave will accomplish a similar act.

      Live well,

  • Chacha says:

    I actually probably eat more like 6 or 7 :/ …. Didn’t read back of bag til today !!

  • Chacha says:

    What happens if you eat more than 2tbs .. I eat like 5 !! Is that bad :/

  • will says:

    Max, how about addressing the “being dizzy”issue. You keep saying it’ s great. But obviously there is an issue.

  • Marisa says:

    Sounds great, except for the “natural” flavor – sub that with *actual* vanilla and I’ll consider it. Other countries do not distinguish between so-called “natural flavors” and “artificial flavors” on their ingredient lists, and we shouldn’t either – they’re not food and shouldn’t be eaten.

  • Juanita says:

    Shouldn’t nuts and seeds be soaked to break down anti-nutrients?

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Juanita,

      Generally, yes. But with these ingredients, I just soak them in a nut milk for about 15 minutes and that is fine.

      Live well,

  • Rob says:

    Love this product. Its my standard breakfast food now.

  • Amanda says:

    I ate this cereal this morning (trying to eliminate gluten from my diet as an experiment) and also became dizzy about 30 minutes later. It’s been a good hour now and I am still dizzy. I’ve had chia seeds before and never had a problem so I’m not sure if its the other two? This is strange…

    • Holly says:

      Have you tried each of the ingredients separately? My son has found he gets this when eating hemp. Our bodies can react to even natural organic food.

  • michelle key says:

    Where may I purchase Qia in Dallas Texas? I think I bought it at Wholefoods or Central Market

  • Andrea says:

    I would love to win this yummy juice!!

  • Adeline says:

    Is the natural vanilla flavor you referenced the same as the dreaded “natural flavor” that I learned about on Food Babe and am now trying to avoid? Would love to try it but don’t want natural flavor anywhere near me if I can help it! Thanks!

  • Cynthia Bentley says:

    OMG-I too became severly dizzy after eating a bowl of cereal-WOW I looked up on line to see if anyone else had his issue? Very intersesting to see someone else had the same experience. I just bought this bag yesterday @ Costco not cheap either:-( What in the world would cause this to happen-I am not allergic to anything in this cereal!

  • Carol says:

    The best cereal ever!!! 2 tbsp with milk has made a tremendous difference in my digestion. Has completely solved my long running issue of diarrhea.
    Love only having to eat a small amount:).

  • Robin Caldwell says:

    I saw this in my local grocery store on the cereal aisle and couldn’t believe it! I will have to try it. For now my go-to breakfast is simply a diced green apple, chopped walnuts, teaspoon of yummy hemp seeds and a small drizzle of honey with a shake of cinnamon. Feels like I am eating cereal, but much better than most packaged cereals!

  • Dave Ray says:

    Maybe I’m not letting the cereal sit long enough in the milk, the serving size (2 tbsp) is tiny. I can see why somebody could eat too large a serving.

  • Brenda says:

    The first time I tried this cereal with half a bowl, it was very tasty but later on I became severely dizzy and its effects although minimal at most times lasted more than a day. For this reason I am staying away from this product and I would strongly suggest for others to beware when consuming a larger intake of this cereal (specially T-2 diabetic people). If it persists in more of us than a warning for this product should be issued.

  • Laurel Johnson says:

    Yippee as a T2 diabetic I finally found a healthy, yummy cereal that is good for me without any additional added sugar. I heat mine up in the microwave and add some fresh blueberries. I had pretty much given up on a cereal that I could eat, o thanks to Nature’s Path!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Laurel,

      So glad that you like it as well! There are a lot of fans of this cereal out there!

      Have a great weekend!

  • Rebecca Johnson says:

    Oops, I meant a few raw hazelnuts, not hemp nuts, those are already in the basic mix!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      That is great to hear you loved it so much! And, yes, a lot of these products can be replicated by buying the ingredients in bulk. Thanks for sharing what you are doing!

      Live well,

  • Rebecca Johnson says:

    Hi there, just wanted to say, i found this cereal at my local store in september and loved it. I was eating for breakfast and lunch. Now I make my own. I just go to my local co-op and get all the ingredients in bulk. Although sometimes I change it up and use dried org. wild blueberries. I have also added a few raw hemp seeds and some raw pumpkin seeds. I top it off with homemade hazelnut/cashew milk. It is sooooooooo good. Plus I stay filled up for hours.

  • Michelle Cantwell says:

    Could not agree more! Tried this product for the first time this week and returned to buy two additional packs today!
    Best regards!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Yes, I am a big fan too. In fact, I was eating it straight out of the bag – without any nut milk at all. That’s how much I liked it!!

      Live well,

  • Max:

    I do so appreciate your posts. I continue to learn and be informed of important innovations and green news I might have missed. Keep up the great work!


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