Monday, July 20, 2015

Make Your Own Unique Cereal with Mixit #Giveaway

I can never find a cereal that has all the ingredients I want in one package that suits my preference and taste. Usually, I mix different types of cereals together and add in ingredients to make it my own, which is not ideal when mornings get busy. When I first heard of Mixit, I thought it is a fabulous idea because you get to make your cereal just the way you want it online! and not in the kitchen :)

The owners, Oldrich and Stephanie came across this idea in Europe when they were trying to find healthier food options for the whole family. They brought this concept to Canada making healthier choices accessible to everyone because finding healthy and tasty ingredients to create personalized meals can be time consuming.
I found the process of "making the cereal" simple, as I followed the instructions on their site. You press START and choose one of the healthy cereal and grains bases from their eight available choices and build on it by adding fruit, nut, grains and sweet ingredients as you want. 
The nutrient counter on the side will tell us how much fat and sugar and other nutrients are in the mix. Some bases are very simple, so it gives us more flexibility, and other bases are more complex giving inspiration.
What makes Mixit unique?
  • Mixit uses the "freeze dried fruits" method, which is a process used to preserve food for long periods of time without losing any of the flavour, smell or nutritional content. When a fruit is freeze-dried and sealed to prevent the reabsorption of moisture, the fruit may be stored at room temperature without refrigeration, and be protected against spoilage for long periods, even years without causing shrinkage or toughening of the material being dried.

  • We have an option of suggesting nutritious ingredients we like for them to include to their list of ingredients.
  • We can stay as natural as possible, as Mixit uses few processed ingredients and offer lower fat and lower sugar products, as well as provide gluten free, high fiber and organic options. This allows us to have a choice of ingredients from the super healthy to the "kind of" healthy ingredients.
I like how each package of cereals and crunchy fruits that weighs about 550g to 700g are filled into attractive tubes that are about 27cm high. These tubes can be repurposed :) The total weight of the mix remains the same even when we add different ingredients.
Although, the Canadian Guideline for a single portion is 28g, I am sure we all eat a little more than that right :) so assuming 50g per breakfast serving one tube will get about 12 to 15 full bowls depending on what we order. I found that when you eat a combination of fruits and nuts with cereal it tends to be filling faster. 
Mixit is made in a sterile mixing room in Montreal meeting all Canadian standards for food production. They deliver across Canada by shipping to our home or work for free if we buy 6 tubes or more. For less than 6 tubes, the shipping is $4.99 + tax in Quebec and Ontario, and $9.99 + tax to other provinces.
Giveaway
3 people in Canada can win one voucher each before August 20th. The voucher has a value of $20 that will cover 1 tube of Mixit and shipping. To be eligible to win, please make sure to follow Mixit on Facebook, follow my social media networks, and leave comments. When you use your voucher you can decide to add more to your order and pay the difference.
Update: The winners are Jan, Chris and Erika

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40 comments:

  1. I live in the GTA and think this is brilliant! Cereal is my favourite and I love that you can get exactly the ingredients that you want and be creative! So fun.

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  2. This is a brilliant idea as I'm always looking for healthier cereal options but am limited by some family allergies to nuts.

    Thanks for sharing this company with me. I will definitely be checking them out.

    I live in Ontario.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  3. I live in Ontario. I absolutely love this concept! I'm a very picky person but love cereal. I'm also very inventive, so I'm totally sure I'd adore my choices.

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  4. I'm from Ontario.
    I think this is an interesting concept and a great way to personalize your cereal. This would also make a unique gift for the person that has "everything".

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  5. Robyn BellefleurJuly 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    I live in Ontario and I think Mixit is an awesome idea!

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  6. I live in Ontario and this is the first I have heard of Mixit but I think it is a great concept! (Judy Cowan)

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  7. I follow Mixit on Facebook, as well as follow you.
    We are in BC and I think this is a great concept! I like oats and nuts in my cereal whereas others in the house do not. This would totally work for us.
    Jan

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  8. I'm from Ontario.
    I think this is an interesting concept and a great way to make your cereal your own

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  9. I live in Saskatchewan and I think that it is a neat idea.

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  10. I'm in BC. I think it's interesting.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  11. I live in Alberta and I think its really interesting! (Andrea Amy)

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  12. I live in Ontario and I think Mixit is a great idea!

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  13. I live in Ontario. I have never heard of Mixit, but it sounds like a great idea!

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  14. i live in manitoba and I think it is a really unique concept

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  15. Live in ontario. Have never heard of this before but It sounds soooooo awesome. I usually like bland cereal with jist a kind of some sweetness so I think this would be a perfect match for me

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  16. I live in Ottawa and think it sounds awesome!

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  17. I live in NB, and I think it's great. It's like making it homemade but way easier.

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  18. Ontario. I think it's a wonderful idea. That way you can choose what goes in, and what doesn't, like stuff you don't like or are allergic to

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  19. I live in ON, and I think it sounds like a really great idea to help with having healthy breakfasts.

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  20. I'm in Vancouver and I love the idea! I already mix at home but having it premixed with what I like and no compromises would be perfect

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  21. I live in Ontario and although this is the first time I have heard of Mixit,I absolutely love this !!! This is an awesome concept that I am amazed of because I would never have thought of this!

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  22. I live in BC. I like the concept , can have a variety of combinations, and good for you ...and i like it is canadian.

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  23. I already do this, but this would be handy for work.
    (Debbie W)

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  24. I live in NB and I think that this is a great idea!

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  25. I'm from Newfoundland and
    I think this is an interesting concept.

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  26. I'm in BC and I think the concept is very unique.

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  27. I am in Ontario. I think the idea is great, so neat to be able to make it as you like it.

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  28. I live in Metro Vancouver and I think it's really interesting idea. I think it would make a really fun 'party favor' too for a wedding or anniversary.

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  29. AB - love the idea. thanks now for one for soup.

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  30. I live in Ontario and I think mix it is a great idea. My boyfriends going to love it, he's a cereal fiend.

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  31. I live in Saskatchewan. This is a great idea!

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  32. I like in Ontario. I love this idea, I tend to be a mixer as well,. This allows the best of all cereal choices in one bowl

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  33. I Am in Ontario and love this unique idea. I have never seen this before.

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  34. I'm in BC. I love the idea -- it sound fun!

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  35. ON here.....great way to make breakfast more fun for the kiddos! Especially for those grumpy mornings :)

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  36. I live in Ontario and I think this is an awesome idea, I love it! My husband is trying to eat a higher fibre diet and this would be great for him to customize a blend of all the things he likes!

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  37. I am in Manitoba and think its a cool idea to fit a cereal to your diet

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  38. I live in Ontario. Mixit is an interesting idea. Custom made cereal - might be able to get the kids eating it.

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  39. I live in Ontario and really like the concept. I think it makes it easier to portion meals.

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  40. I live in Ontario and the concept is unique

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