Cherry Chocolate Cereal Mix


When Barlean’s sent me a huge box of products to try, I was so grateful that I got a little teary eyed. That may sound sappy, but their products have changed my life that much. Some of you may know that I suffer from Chronic Migraine disease and Cervical Dystonia. Heavy duty prescription drugs are never an option for me. So when Meghan introduced me to Barlean’s fish oil “To-go” packets at Ragnar and I stayed pain free during that relay, I became a believer. I had been taking fish oil for years, but not a high quality brand and not enough. As a person who is in pain a large portion of my week, I need extra. Taking up 6000 mg. a day is not unusual for me, and even more if I’m having an attack. I am no doctor, but I highly recommend fish oil if you are in any kind of pain, have inflammation or it has even be linked to alleviating depression. Barlean’s has 100% money back guarantee, so there is simply no reason not to give it a shot. Plus, my kids love the Omega Swirls, they’re like a yogurt smoothie. They beg for a spoon full, they even say the Lemon tastes like a Lemon Starburst.

Fish Oil that tastes like a Lemon Starburst? YES please!

Fish Oil that tastes like a Lemon Starburst? YES please!

OK, so Barlean’s Omega smoothies are great, but they also have several other products that we have been enjoying as well. They sent me some Coconut oil and Chocolate Silk Greens Powder, and in addition to drinking all of their products in smoothies, I made this sweet and salty cereal mix with them. The possibilites with Barlean’s products are endless, I am looking forward to creating more recipes for my family to enjoy. Cherry Chocolate Cereal Mix made my kids lick their cups, and asked for seconds… this would also be great around the holidays and parties.

Cherry Chocolate Cereal Mix

What you will need

6 cups of oven toasted cereal like Chex’s (I used Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls)

1 cup of Salted mixed Nuts

1/2 cup of dried cherries (substitute: cranberries)

1 cup of Dark Chocolate chips, I try and use 70% or darker

1/4 Cup of Barlean’s Coconut Oil (substitute: butter)

1/2 Cup of Barlean’s Green’s powder in Chocolate silk (substitutes: chocolate protein powder or chocolate malt powder)

2 T. Flax (optional)

2 T. Chia Seeds (optional)

In a large bowl mix the first two ingredients.

In a microwave safe bowl combine the coconut oil and Chocolate chips and heat until soft and melted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir well.

Slowly pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and nuts and stir until well coated.

Add the Chocolate Silk Green’s, Flax and Chia Seeds and mix well.Enjoy!


Barlean’s sent me product free of charge, but I was in love with their products before hand, and as always, all opinions are my own.

About Lisa

Mother of three children under 9, including a set of twins, and wife of US Navy Diver. I love to run, write, and laugh. Yes, I have a slightly raunchy and dark sense of can be so funny.. it's how I deal with it all. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. I’ve been wanting to try the Omega swirl! Your daughter is adorable. :) And yes, you can’t beat high quality fish oil for ultra anti-inflammatories. So glad it’s helping you!

  2. Oh man! I need to get better at taking Fish Oil and if it’s gonna taste like starbursts.I will definitely do a better job!

  3. So happy you have found relief! I love the omega swirl but haven’t had the green powder. Gotta find that and make your mix. Yum!! Btw – your daughter is adorable! A mini you!

  4. First, so happy you have found a product that works for you. That is huge! Second, this sounds amazing! I want to try it. So do my kids, I’m sure! Thanks for sharing.

  5. yummmmmmmmyyyyy ok I want a follow up post in a month on how you are feeling and if it’s making a long term difference!

  6. and how have I never ever heard of em before today?!

  7. barleans is like crack.. good crack. And your recipe makes me addicted. YUM!

  8. Yum, I just discovered Barleans and love anything Cherry!

  9. This looks amazing!

    Pinning this recipe! Never heard of Barleans before!

  10. YUM! I love the cherry chocolate combo!!

  11. Sounds really yummy – never heard of Barleans so thank you for sharing.

  12. That mix looks delish!! I love Barleans fish oil and I agree with your kids that the swirls taste amazing!!

  13. Mmmm! That mix looks so good! And I’m gonna have to try that Omega Swirl! Sounds awesome!

  14. I too get lots of headaches and migraines and never thought of fish oil as a cure for pain. I am up for trying anything though!

  15. Ummmmmmmmmmm, YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I have been using the Barleans flax for years!!!

  16. I’m so glad to hear that it’s helping you! I really should be taking fish oil. OK going to look into it.

  17. Not a fan of Cherry, but chocolate….now you are speaking my language!

  18. I really must try all those awesome fish oil flavors!! They sound delicious! :)

  19. Sounds like a great mix of cherry and chocolate. Thank you for introducing me to this brand as I had never heard of it before.

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