Have you ever woken up and in your sleepy haze thought grating some carrot on your muesli or chopping some beetroot onto your granola would be a brilliant idea? Sounds a bit crazy, right? Well, not if you do it Primrose’s Kitchen style. Their Raw Carrot, Apple and Cinnamon Muesli and Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli have won awards for their awesomeness. So I got my bowl and spoon out to see if these gluten free, vegan friendly cereals were really as delicious as they looked.
My first mouthful of the Raw Carrot, Apple and Cinnamon Muesli tasted like Christmas, which is a good thing considering the time of year. Mmmm… Stock up I say! If you’re a sugar-on-cereal kinda gal or a I-like-to-mix-my-cereals kinda gal, I’d say don’t be too hasty. This is one of those cereals that should definitely be enjoyed on its own. With a dash of milk of course. It’s packed with seeds, gluten free oats, tiny strands of carrot, chunks of dried apple, nuts and a healthy dollop of cinnamon. It also has chia seeds and psyllium husk — if that says anything to you? I’m the kind of person who can get addicted to certain types of food and this muesli has most certainly made my list of addictables.
Moving on to the Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli, it’s definitely not as sweet as the carrot cereal, but it certainly tastes of beetroot with an aftertaste of ginger. Very refreshing! Don’t be shocked when your milk goes as pink as a strawberry milkshake, because beetroot has a tendency to make anything it touches turn pink (learned from numerous family dinners involving beetroot salad). What’s in it then? Obviously gluten free oats, but also strands of dried beetroot, flakes of coconut, dashes of ginger, flaked almonds and tons of delicious pumpkin, sunflower and milk thistle seeds. You just can’t help feeling these cereals are healthy for you.
The idea behind these mueslies is to provide us with a healthy breakfast without compromising on taste. There are so many chemicals and preservatives added to food these days, so it’s a breath of fresh air, finding a company who doesn’t want to stuff its products with bad stuff. Primrose’s Kitchen actually uses naturopathic nutrition as a basis for these mueslies. What does that mean? Well, it hails back to the good old days of using whole and organic foods as medicine — an intrinsic concept of healing in many indigenous societies.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why Primrose’s Kitchen has designed its muesli to give us ‘maximum support for the day ahead’. Great news if you’re spending a day out in the mountains, on the sea or in a river!
- It tastes great the usual way — just soaked in milk
- Eat it dry for yummy midday nibbles
- Try sprinkling it over natural yoghurt and adding a dash of fresh fruit