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Recommend me your muesli, please!

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erebus Fri 17-Jun-11 08:29:01

Not sure what brand mine was today (dispensed from a tupperware box) but it struck me as being rather sweet.

Can anyone recommend me a muesli that's full of all the right stuff (low carbers, look away now!) but not then drowned in sugar?


plebshire Fri 17-Jun-11 09:33:05

I know what you mean, it drives me crazy how much sugar gets put in cereals.

Tescos do an ownbrand swiss-style muesli with no added sugar or salt. It comes in a blue bag. It's a little sparse with the fruit and nut but it's cheap-ish so to be expected.

I remember dorest cereals muesli not being too sweet but it's been years since I had it.

sailorsgal Fri 17-Jun-11 09:55:29

You can make your own. I soak oats in almond milk (you can also use either milk or soya) over night. I add pumpkin, sesame, sunflower seeds and linseeds. You can then add chopped apricots or raisins. If you like it sweet you can grate apple into it or add agavi syrup which is low glycemic unlike sugar. Health food shops sell it.

erebus Fri 17-Jun-11 10:44:47

I guess I could keep a box of the seeds or nuts premixed and add as needed!

I just can't understand why it should be beyond the wit of Asda, for instance, to recognise that we don't all need our muesli baby-sweet! They're cutting back on salt in other things (though only after their hand was forced!) but whenever they do cut down sugar, they bump up fat or add aspartame.

God, is it any wonder there's a obesity problem in this country??!

foreverondiet Fri 17-Jun-11 12:08:41

There is a tesco one that comes in a bag without added sugar that we buy.....

erebus Fri 17-Jun-11 14:53:05

What's it called? Please??!

hannahsaunt Fri 17-Jun-11 15:03:08

Dorset Cereals high fibre one (brown box). Love it!

foreverondiet Fri 17-Jun-11 17:50:41

actually its jordans-jordans natural museli no added sugar

canei22 Fri 17-Jun-11 20:02:47

sainsburys own brand no added sugar in a brown box...its really delicious.

LolaLadybird Sat 18-Jun-11 07:23:32

Most supermarkets do a muesli that is no-added sugar, it's just a case of having a look at the ingredients. My favourites are the Jordan's one and Dorset Cereals. Dorset Cereals are more expensive but have lots more fruits and nuts in.

erebus Sat 18-Jun-11 20:17:30

DH bought the Jordan's one for me today- I will report back!

KeepErLit Sat 18-Jun-11 20:54:05

Dorset Cereals toasted spelt muesli is lovely. I also really like Marks and Spencer's Fruit & Fibre.

AppleHEAD Sun 19-Jun-11 20:01:47

I make my own also. I put in bran flakes, big porridge oats, seeds and nuts. I have in with a little apple juice, blueberries and yogurt.... I don't like dried fruit much.

Italiangreyhound Thu 23-Jun-11 08:11:59

I like Co op own museli, it has Fair Trade ingredients, but I would imagine it has some sugar.

The best way is to make your own from the key ingredients from a health food shop then you can regulate what goes in.

Hi AppleHEAD sorry to chip in how are you? I'm posting on a lovely thread these days it's please come and say hi if you wish to (*anyone*).

hiddenhome Sat 25-Jun-11 20:16:56

Morrisons own brand museli is great. It's based mainly on oats, so you don't get that horrible bloated feeling from the other types of muesli. It also has quite a few nuts in and fruit. I add my own blueberries and various seeds.

RobynLou Sat 25-Jun-11 20:19:36

I have tesco value muesli and I really like it alot - not sweet at all, apart from the fruit.
and it's so cheap (65p!) you could add lots to it to tart it up and it'd still be cheaper than the others.

WillieWaggledagger Sat 25-Jun-11 20:19:55

i eat the cheapo cheapo sainsbury's basic muesli which has no added sugar and is light on fruit and nuts (i don't like too many fancy bits)

ziptoes Sat 25-Jun-11 20:45:12

Lidl's muesli is great. Cheap and so packed with fruit and nuts that we dilute it with porridge oats to make it taste like normal muesli (so even cheaper smile).

cruelladepoppins Sun 26-Jun-11 19:00:33

I second the vote for Lidl's, it's scrummy. We have it for breakfast when we visit my mum.

Unfortunately we don't have a Lidl close by, but we also like Jordan's Nut and Seed muesli. Delicious but pricey. Definitely not the lowest calorie muesli on the block (packed with nuts!) but all good scran and you don't have to eat a lot of it. Just as well given the expense.

Our local Tesco has just started stocking it, which is great as previously DH was having to do a detour to Asda on his way home from work to GET ME MY MUESLI!!!! [bangs spoon on table repeatedly]

NorksAkimbo Sun 26-Jun-11 21:24:28

I also LOVE Dorset Cereal high fibre's expensive, but I can't eat a huge fulin one sitting (it really is filling!), so one box does last me at least 2 weeks. I've tried a few others, but I keep going back to that one.

LakeFlyPie Mon 27-Jun-11 00:03:06

I have tried many and the Dorset ones were previously my faves, interspersed with Tesco's Fruit and Nut when no Dorset offers on <cheapskate; but no longer....

They have been surpassed by Aldi's 'Exotic' version (can't recall the proper name and have just thrown away the box), not too sweet, not at all dusty and chock full of nuts and 'exotic' dried fruit.

Definitely the best IMHO grin

Binfullofmaggotsonthe45 Wed 29-Jun-11 08:38:06


Since moving to Switzerland I am totally addicted to their Bircher Muesli. You can use diff fruits, depending on seasonality:

this recipe is very similar to the original one Bircher created for dietary wellbeing

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