TikTok's Latest 'Cereal' Trend Is Not What You'd Expect

When you think about some of the biggest TikTok food trends out there, "healthy" might not be the first word that comes to mind. In the realm of fast food TikTok, we had the Chick-fil-A salad hack, except the salad was made from chicken nuggets and waffle fries. In the corner of TikTok devoted to breakfast foods, pancake cereal went viral. This trend was about frying up pancakes as big as nickels and dimes, dumping them into a bowl, and topping with syrup and butter instead of milk.

TikTok is back on the cereal theme, but the videos trending under the hashtag #naturescereal show you how to make something much healthier than what you'll find in your grocer's cereal aisle (via Shape).

A lot of people put fruit on top of their cereal, to add some vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants to their breakfast — not to mention the sweetness and energy that comes from fruit's natural sugar (via Taste of Home). The TikTok account @natures_food takes the fruit-in-your-cereal idea as far as it can go. In a TikTok from February 15 that's been viewed more than three million times, the TikTok user shows what he puts in his cereal bowl in the morning: pomegranate arils, blackberries, blueberries, and water straight out of a coconut. (The palm fronds in the background of the video suggest some of these items are more accessible to him than they might be to others.) The @natures_food account calls it "nature's cereal."

Lizzo gave this TikTok cereal hack her stamp of approval

"The number one thing that I notice is the energy level," the man who runs the @natures_food TikTok says in his "nature's cereal" video. "I literally felt like I could run a marathon." He also mentions that his cereal will resolve any constipation problems you might be having.

Health experts will tell you to load up on carbohydrates before a marathon, and things like pasta and rice are better for that than fruit because the fiber in fruit is harder to digest (via Runner's World). So while you might feel like you can run a marathon after a bowl of nature's cereal, chances are you won't get that far.

Nevertheless, nature's cereal does provide tremendous health benefits. In addition to the fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants already mentioned, the ingredients in nature's cereal also contain detoxifying phytonutrients and potassium, according to Shape. And it tastes good, too — as attested by Lizzo on her own TikTok. If you like your cereal to have some crunch, then Lizzo says you won't be disappointed with nature's cereal — the pomegranate provides that. She even called the coconut water "creamy."

"Don't knock it till you try it," Lizzo says. This sounds like one TikTok food hack worth trying.