The 'Nature's Cereal' Recipe That's Going Viral On TikTok

Nature's cereal is the latest food trend to go viral and take the Internet by storm. Created by TikTok user Sherwayne Mears, nature's cereal is a vegan and fruit-based alternative to processed cereals (via Today). The recipe consists of a few handfuls of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and pomegranate seeds mixed up in a bowl. Instead of non-dairy milk, nature's cereal is topped off with coconut water.

Since Mears first shared his recipe in February, the video has been viewed more than four million times. It has even attracted the attention of celebrities like Lizzo, who posted a reaction video of herself trying the fruity concoction for the first time. "I'm addicted, y'all. It's really so good," the vegan singer said in a TikTok video a few weeks ago. "I don't know what it is about the coconut water, but it's like creamy. And the pomegranates give you that crunch. Don't knock it 'til you try it."

Is nature's cereal healthy?

Nature's cereal isn't just a fresh and delicious alternative to grain and sugar cereal — it's also incredibly healthy. Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, nature's cereal contains a number of nutritional benefits. "The combination of fresh mixed berries, pomegranate arils, and coconut water delivers a generous dose of nature's good stuff: antioxidants, phytonutrients, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber," Elizabeth Huggins, a dietitian at Hilton Head Health, told Shape.

Berries are rich in fiber, which can help keep you regular and aid digestion, and blueberries, in particular, can also improve cognitive health. In addition, coconut water has a low glycemic index, which means that it won't cause your blood sugar to spike right after eating. While nature's cereal constitutes a healthy breakfast that will help regulate digestion and boost your energy levels, it does not meet the criteria for a well-balanced meal on its own (since it is almost entirely made up of fruit). That's why it's important to eat it alongside proteins, like yogurt or eggs, that will help keep you feeling full.