There is quite a wide range of Gluten Free Cereal and Muesli available from UK supermarkets and many of these are pretty healthy and full of nutritious ingredients. However, if you’re looking for a slightly less worthy breakfast, maybe as a reward for sticking to your diet all week or as a Gluten Free replacement for the less healthy cereals everyone else gets to enjoy from time to time, this Nature’s Path Maple Sunrise is a good option.
Nature’s Path is a Canadian company and independent and family owned. They specialise in gluten and wheat-free cereal products and sell a wide range of these in North America. Their breakfast cereals are now widely distributed in the UK and you should be able to pick these up in any UK supermarket big enough to have a “Free-From” section.
This is an extremely crunchy Cereal and won’t go soggy after you’ve added milk. If that’s how you choose to eat it, I prefer it with a couple of spoon fulls of Greek yoghurt and sometimes add blueberries or another berry to aid me in my daily quest to eat my government recommended 5 portions of fruit or vegetables.
Its quite sweet and the maple flavour is quite strong, as soon as you open the packet you’ll get a strong scent of Maple syrup. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth you probably won’t need to add any extra sugar to this. However, the taste might lead you to think it has a higher Sugar content than it actually does – a 30g serving contains just under 13g – a little higher than some other Mueslis available but not distressingly so and still lower in sugar, calories and fat than most of the super sweet breakfast cereals we’ve all heard of. On the downside its also quite low in fibre, just 3g per serving, and Protein.
Despite being very sweet, this is still quite a healthy option. It’s certified Organic and contains six different grains, quasi-grains or seeds – corn, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, flax, and amaranth. The fact these are whole grains and not refined or processed and that there is a wide diversity of them is good news for your health.
This diversity of ingredients also gives the cereal a good texture. some of the grains are left whole so it has a variety of three different shapes – little round puffy balls, flakes and small crispy seed shapes.
I’d recommend this if you eat cereal regularly and are interested in trying a different one every so often for a bit of a change. You can find it in most big supermarkets for around Three pounds a box but can save some money by buying it in bulk from Amazon.