What cereal have you got, mummy? *peers into bowl* hmm – JD, 5
This week we’ve been trialling Lizi’s granola – a cereal that started out as a homemade offering at Lizi’s bed and breakfast and is now being stocked in countries across Europe, Japan and the USA .
According to the blurb, Lizi’s granola is different is because it has been designed to have a low glycemic index, which means that the natural sugars are released slowly, blood sugar levels don’t increase too rapidly, and in theory, you’ll keep going and feel fuller for longer. The other benefits are numerous – the original flavour is organic, dairy free, vegan, wheat free and suitable for diabetics.
I tried the original flavour, priced at a £5.07 for 500g, which contains jumbo rolled oats, rapeseed oil, agave syrup, dessicated coconut, concentrated apple juice, pumpkin seeds, black treacle, pistacio nuts, cashew nuts, flaked almonds, golden linseeds, sunflower seeds and hazel nuts.
I’m pretty sold on the results. It’s tasty, crunchy, very filling and I didn’t feel the need to snack for the rest of the morning after eating it with a splash of soya milk. It’s best eaten with no added sweetener so that you can appreciate the subtle flavours of the oats and the occasional saltiness of the pistachios.
Curiously, the picture on the front of the pack shows quite large slices of nuts, but my sample contained no such pieces. It’s possible they broke up in the post but in any case, it contains too many ‘bits’ for JD, 5, but that says more about his age and developing tastes than the quality of the product itself.
If you fancy giving Lizi’s Granola a go, other available flavours include Treacle Pecan, Passionfruit Pistachio, Mango Macadamia, Pink Apple Cinnamon and Belgian Chocolate and Organic and all can be found in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Co-op and Tesco Stores..
Disclosure: we were sent a big of Lizi’s Granola free of charge for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.