Spring means less porridge

Even though we have still had wind and rain (and frost), spring is on the way. I love having porridge for breakfast but once it starts to get warmer I tend to move over to muesli instead.

I was sent some Lizi’s Granola and have been enjoying them for the past couple of weeks.

All Lizi’s Granolas are:

  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • No GMO’s
  • No added salt
  • Dairy-free, wheat-free recipes*
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (no honey)
  • Low glycaemic – GL labelled – good for blood sugar control.

Also (I didn’t realise this) you can order from their website if you can’t get them in your local shop.

High protein granola with papaya, passion fruit and coconut yoghurt.

I was sent two varieties; High Protein and Low Sugar.

High protein granola with blueberries and almond milk.

I really love the high protein granola- it is made with oats, soya protein flakes/ crispies, plus almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and coconut. It had 27g protein per 100g, which seems a lot for a cereal. It is lovely and crunchy, like granola should be, and it does have some sweetness (there is apple juice and treacle in the ingredients too). I have loved it with yoghurt or almond milk with various fresh fruit toppings.

Andy really likes the low sugar granola (and it only has 3.8g per 100g)- I have tried it a few times and while I like it, it is less granola-like to me, and more like toasted oat cereal- maybe more like toasted muesli?  It has a similar mix of nuts and seeds to the other cereal, and again I’ve had it with either milk or yoghurt, plus some fruit. I think it would be good in bircher muesli (and they have some lovely recipes on their website) so that will be my next try I think. (This one is made with the high protein one but I am sure it would work just as well with the low sugar one).

I have loved all the signs of spring over the last few weeks- there are daffodils everywhere, and then I saw this lovely patch of flowers on a run through town last week. Our garden is starting to come to life a bit too- the willow tree has lots of buds, and there are a few flower buds appearing (no idea what they are). I thought there might be some bulbs but it seems that the previous owners didn’t have any, as nothing has popped up yet. I feel a trip to a garden centre coming on.

I have also loved leaving work in the light- there is a robin that is always in the car park and I managed to get a picture of it sitting on the fence. It makes such a huge difference and makes the day feel so much longer too.

What signs of spring have you seen? How have you been enjoying the longer days? Do you like cereal or granola for breakfast?

*I was sent the granola in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

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2 thoughts on “Spring means less porridge

  1. I’ve seen quite a few signs of spring, lighter mornings and evenings, noisy birds in the morning, daffodils and other flowers I’m not going to attempt to name, territorial swans runners in shorts and t-shirts. I love this time of year. As I can’t eat nuts my breakfast choices are quite limited. I’m really boring and eat Weetabix with milk every day. I’ll sometimes make myself a smoothie, but I tend to eat any strawberries, blueberries and bananas I buy before I get chance to turn them into a smoothie.

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