Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review; The Muesli

OK so, half the world, and 99% of the No Sugar advocates, are super in love with The Muesli's .. muesli.  I've always made my own muesli, though I rarely eat it these days as I find the fruit too sweet but keep including it as M likes it, so I was a little funny about paying for someone else to put it together.  Nevertheless, with all the rave reviews, I thought I'd give The Muesli a go by ordering their sample pack - 2x 50g single serving packs for $5, with free postage.  Figured I can't go too wrong.

When I opened the package (which arrived a business day after ordering - good work!), I thought, "My goodness, they are tiny... one serving is not going to be enough!".  Considering I usually eat 1/3 of a cup of oats mixed in with a cup of berries, 1/2-3/4 of a cup of puffed brown rice or whole flakes, 1/2 a cup of natural or Greek yoghurt, a tablespoon of coconut crunch and maybe some LSA, you can see why I was concerned!

But I decided to put a little faith in The Muesli and stick to their serving size.  I put a cup of frozen berries in the bottom of a bowl, a couple of tablespoons of Greek yoghurt and then topped it with a single serve of The Muesli.  

My camera was behaving badly that morning.

I'm happy to report I was pleasantly surprised.  This stuff is filling - way more nuts & seeds than I usually make my muesli with.  Some of the nuts are whole, which gives it more body and, in a way, makes it more satisfying. The shaved coconut being all chunky and generous and deliciously sweet really leaves no room for missing dry fruit.

The only thing I didn't like was the cashews, but I don't like cashews and it wasn't exactly flooded with them.  The seeds were also constantly stuck in my teeth, but that's not a make or break - I just wasn't used to it.

You can see from the panel that this stuff is good.  At 1145kj per serving (around 270 calories), when added to natural yoghurt and fruit it makes a great little brekky.  It might seem like a lot of calories for the little pouch but remember - it's filled with yummy nuts and seeds which, yes, are high in calories but are satisfying and good for you.  Definitely worth the energy intake, but try to stick to the serving size... I really believe you'll be surprised how filling it is.

So, in conclusion, this is a great product and definitely worth a try.  The rave reviews are warranted and for $5, you can't go too wrong.  If nothing else, it'll give you a bit of inspiration for your own mix.  I'm likely to order the little pouches again for travel - I loooove little packets like this for travel (even if I know I could package it myself..).

You can order online or check stockists at The Muesli Website.

Stay well,
Nat x


  1. I will definitely give it a try. I have made my own bircher muesli before and it was great, just a little time consuming.
    Dumb question - what is coconut crunch?!

    1. Not a silly question at all - it's in this post;


  2. yum, looks good! Nice to have an option if you don't have any of your own on hand.
    Heidi xo

    1. I agree Heidi, and although simple.. sometimes making your own is just a big 'can't be bothered' factor. x