I'm all for healthy eating, I really am, I just don't have the time or the inclination to stick to it, and I get hungry, really hungry. When I find foods that claim to be easy to prepare, healthy and filling I can't resist giving them a go, which is why when I was asked if I would like to try some of the naturopathic cereals from Primrose's Kitchen* I couldn't resist.
Primrose's Kitchen was born following Primrose's health issues and the realisation that a naturopathic diet would help, her favourite meal of the day was breakfast but the choice was lacking, so Primrose decided to create her own exciting gluten free, vegan and nutritious cereals.
I received the orange & cashew granola, oatmeal & chia and porridge oats, all of which are 100% organic, gluten free and vegan. Some are also suitable for those following the Paleo diet and others are wheat free.
My favourite of the three cereals is the granola, I've never tasted a cereal like this before, the orange flavour really comes through to make it unusual and delicious. I like a big bowl of cereal in the morning and was a little sceptical about the granola as it comes in such a small box, I worried that I would only get two or three servings out of it. I decided to put it to the test and try a small bowl and see how it went. I was pleasantly surprised at how full I felt and how long I felt full, from eating a bowl of cereal about half the size of what I normally would.
I've never tried Chia seeds before but have seen A LOT of people raving about them, they seem to be the breakfast of a stereotypical Instagrammer! I was quite keen to discover what all the fuss was about when trying the Oatmeal & Chia. Unfortunately I was disappointed, this isn't anything to do with the actual cereal, the oatmeal was lovely and came out a nice texture and, as with the granola, was very filling. Chia seed just isn't for me, it is quite bitter and despite putting a lot of honey in that bitterness still crept through.
Porridge is my staple breakfast, I love a big bowl of porridge made with milk and honey, you really can't beat it. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this porridge as much as my usual as it is gluten free, wheat free and suitable for vegans, I was pleasantly surprised as it tasted just as delicious as my normal morning breakfast, yet healthier.
The Primrose’s Kitchen range is available in Waitrose, Ocado, Planet Organic, Wholefoods, a range of independent food stores across the country and from www.primroseskitchen.com.