Protein-Ola

High Protein Granola With Healthy Fats & No Added Sugar

PROTEIN

20.1g

SUGARS

1.2g

SERVINGS

1
$2.80 (NZD)

Protein Granola

Our Protein-Ola is high protein granola with healthy fats and no added sugar.

It's loaded with protein and good ingredients, and comes ready to eat in a single serve sachet. Add a splash of water or milk, or berries and yoghurt for a crunchy protein breakfast or snack. Can even be eaten straight from the pack!

  • Ready to eat, go anywhere pack
  • ~20.1g protein per pack (cacao flavour)
  • No added sugar or fruit syrups - uses coconut oil instead (see more below)
  • Only ~1.2g of sugars per pack (cacao flavour)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Vegan

protein granola in white bowl with milk

Healthy Fats, No Added Sugar

Other granolas use sugar and syrups often from brown sugar, honey, and/or dates to bind and 'cluster' ingredients together and give them a 'crunch'.

Our product uses coconut oil instead and as a result the sugars per serve are very low. High sugar diets are linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other undesirable conditions.

Coconut oil, though high in saturated fats, is a unique oil as it is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and these are metabolised by the body in a different way than other saturated fats. These types of fats are rarely stored as fat in the body and instead are used for energy, but without raising blood sugar levels in the same way that carbohydrates do.

Coconut oil has no trans fats (the bad type of fats) and is solid at room temperature, so we are able to use it in this product. Just don't leave the packets in a hot place (like inside your car) - it's best kept in a cool dry place.

Lastly, we have used coconut oil because we believe that fats are overall better than sugars. New studies are associating carbohydrates (assumptively sugars) with greater mortality than fats.

Other healthy fats in this product come from nuts and seeds. This product contains

Nuts are seeds containing an abundance of essential nutrients such as proteins, healthy fats and essential fatty acids, fibre, antioxidants, and minerals.

almond and cashew nuts in bowl

High in Calories

Granolas are typically high calorie products, and this is no exception. Though the calories in our Protein-Ola are high - they're actually lower than most other granolas found in the supermarket.

The main reason that the calories are high is because the fat levels are high. One gram of fat contains 9 calories, whereas one gram of carbohydrates and protein contains 4 calories. However, this fat comes from coconut oil, nuts, and seeds.

As stated above, coconut oil is unique as it is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which are metabolised by the body in a different way than other saturated fats. MCTs have shorter fatty acid chain lengths so they're broken down rapidly and absorbed by the body. In other words they're a fast energy source and less likely to be stored as fat than some other fats. They don't raise blood sugar levels like carbohydrates do either. The evidence is mixed but some studies link MCT with lower cholesterol levels.

The jist - not all calories are created equal. This product contains good ingredients.

Other Ingredients

Our protein granola also contains:

  • Pea isolate protein powder - a plant based protein that's easily digestible, alkaline, and slower digesting than whey.
  • Cacao - a pure form of chocolate that's renowned for various health benefits and is considered a superfood. 
  • Xylitol - or natural birch sweetener, a sugar alcohol that adds calories but doesn't raise blood sugars.
  • Quinoa - we love this stuff because it's a seed and not a grain. It's low on the glycemic index and it's a complete protein. In fact it has so many nutrients that it's often called a superfood.

cacao

Economical

Even though it comes in a single serve sachet, our Protein-Ola is still more economical than most quality granola products on the market. At this price why bother going to get all the ingredients and then cooking your own granola when you can just use this.

It's in a single serve sachet - for portion control and convenience. It's too easy to eat more of this stuff, so the single serve pack is quite useful and you'll thank us later.

Put some in your pantry, some in the car and some at work because they're a great snack!

Protein Granola Recipes

This product is ready to eat and makes a crunchy breakfast or snack. The hard work has already been done so you can eat it straight from the pack, or here are some other recipe ideas to spruce it up:

  • Add a splash of water or milk.
  • Add it to berries and yoghurt.
  • Add raspberries and blueberries.
  • Put it in a food processor and grind it to a powder, which can then be used to make granola bars and biscuits. You'll need a binding agent - oil or honey work.

sunflower and pumpkin seeds

*Please note that while every care is taken, this product is processed in a facility that also handles milk, egg, soy and gluten ingredients.


Rated 4.67/5 Based on 6 customer reviews.

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Not sure why all other reviewers are loving it. It has good nutritional content but tastes very strongly of pea protein and much more of a (cocoa&pea protein)powder-covered mix(puffs&nuts) than a granola.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 10:31 AM
So relieved this one comes in a single serve pack because otherwise I'd eat way too much of it. Very nice. Calories are high but not as high as the other granola I bought from the supermarket before. 5/5 recommended to all
Review by: Nicky on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 5:10 PM
Very nice, cannot taste the pea at all. Heaps in the pack and better ingredients than others round. A+++
Review by: Dave on Sun, Sep 2, 2018 6:41 PM
Yummmmmmmmm! I opened the bag to try some but ended up eating the whole lot
Review by: Caron on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 10:55 AM
This granola tastes amazing and I'm stoked to have found one that's actually low in sugar and high in protein! Pea protein usually has a strong flavour but I can't even taste it, the chocolate is sooo delicious and I love the addition of all the nuts and seeds. I like adding it on top of my oats or smoothies for added healthy fats. Highly recommend!
Review by: Stephanie on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 11:10 AM
I love this product! One of my favourites! High in protein its the perfect breakfast, lunch or snack. If you've got a sweet tooth like me this definitley hits the spot and its full of good healthy ingredients! Keeps you full for ages! easy to take anywhere and eat on the go or add yoghurt/milk for more of a meal. I would definitely reccomend this product to anyone!
Review by: Ashley on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 7:33 PM

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Cacao

Serving size: 80g
Servings per pack: 1

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 1712kJ 2140kJ
Calories 409 511
Protein 20.1g 25.1g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 27.9g 34.9g
       - Saturated 14.9g 18.6g
Carbohydrate - total 14.2g 17.7g
       - Sugars 1.2g 1.5g
Sodium 32mg 40mg

Ingredients: Nuts (Almonds, Cashews), Pea Isolate Protein, Coconut Oil, Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin, Flax, Chia), Quinoa, Xylitol, Cacao.
Contains: tree nuts.

Cinnamon

Serving size: 80g
Servings per pack: 1

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 1687kJ 2109kJ
Calories 403 504
Protein 20.7g 25.9g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 26.9g 33.6g
       - Saturated 14.3g 17.8g
Carbohydrate - total 14.5g 18.1g
       - Sugars 1.3g 1.6g
Sodium 31mg 39mg

Ingredients: Nuts (Almonds, Cashews), Pea Isolate Protein, Coconut Oil, Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin, Flax, Chia), Quinoa, Xylitol, Cinnamon.
Contains: tree nuts.

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