Total Fat: 2g / Total Carbs: 33g / Protein: 9g
Good with: On its own
Other Flavors: Blueberry, Strawberry, Pineapple Coconut, Peach
Why We Love It: This is a great protein-rich on the go breakfast made of oats soaked in apple juice, greek yogurt and fruit! The yogurt is rbGH and rbST free, and we love that it is convenient and filling – we just wish that the fruit flavor was a little more prominent. The carb and sugar counts are also on the high side, so if you are watching your carb intake, you may want to consume this sparingly.
Meet the Makers: Based in Van Nuys, CA, Zen Monkey is a relatively young com pay whose juicy oats were inspired by a Swiss breakfast item called Bircher Muesli that the founder discovered during his European travels. The twist that Zen Monkey has added is to make the oats with greek yogurt, adding even more protein to the mix. Their products are not made with gluten-free oats, therefore we have categorized them as gluten sensitive rather than gluten-free. www.zenmonkeybreakfast.com
Fun Fact: Zen Monkey was introduced to the world at 5 different LA farmer’s markets in one week (just in The Tasteful Pantry’s backyard)!