Wild About It: Custom Mix It Oatmeal

One component of my Half Iron Man training that I haven’t shared to much about has been my fueling. Those who know me, know convenience is key for my busy lifestyle. I choose not to spend hours in the kitchen, so finding healthy alternatives is important.

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At the start of August I had the opportunity to test out MixIt.ca for free. Mix It is an online custom breakfast cereal company out of Montreal. As oatmeal had been a staple in my first Half Iron Man training program I jumped at the opportunity to test out a new Canadian brand and continue my fueling with healthy eats leading up to race day and beyond.

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So here’s how it works. You pick the base from an extensive list of items including quinoa hon, crunchy honey granola, classic oats, high fiber oatmeal. regular oatmeal, Shreddies, wheat pillows – the list really does go on forever. I picked regular oatmeal.

Then you add dried fruit, nuts and seeds, and extras. I added peaches, coconut flakes, organic pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, flax seeds, almond slices, and white chocolate flakes. Pretty much anything and everything that caught my eye, and believe me there is so much to choose from!img_4085

You pay for the order by weight and there is a little counter on the side of the website so you can play around with lighter vs heavier items to reach your own ideal price point. My order was around $20 for the tube. You also have to pay for shipping, unless you order 6 tunes.

Something that really impressed me was the custom nutritional information.Based on my personal order I received a personal nutrient guide on the tube. This was very cool.

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Graphic from MixIt.ca

Another added bonus was the very stylish shipping container. You pick from 8 different styled containers which are 27 cm high. I hadn’t really looked into the size of how much I was ordering – you don’t have a choice – there is only one size, so I was quite shocked when such a large amount arrived. The average tube typically fills with 550-700g. of mix.

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While I received this product for free I am absolutely hooked and will certainly be adding it as part of my regular meal planning. The price per ingredient is comparable to what you might get for yourself at bulk grocers. The options are endless and delivery was only 2 days after my order.

Check MixIt.ca out and be sure to let me know your favourite mix!

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