DIY Gluten Free Muesli

One supermarket's gluten free cereal

My home-made version, bagged up and ready to go

Delicious and nutritious cereal, served with almond milk

I was inspired to make my own cereal after wasting a heap of cash on a handful of 'Fruit and Fibre' from Morrisons. As you can see from the pic, there was just enough in the box for the few bowls and a lot of that was dust.

I bought a box of 'Morning Puffs Organic Gluten Free Buckwheat Flakes' from Vit Shop (one of my favourite sites for buying free from things, speedy delivery too.) 
I chopped up some dried apricot and dates, added ground flaxseed and stirred well. This was to ensure that the fruit wouldn't stick to itself or the flakes in big chunks. Then in a big bowl, I added the flakes, dried banana, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts, flaxseeds and the dried apricot and dates mixture. I tried to keep nuts to a minimum because of the calorie content (even though I love them so, it seems that they can turn an otherwise healthy breakfast into a calorie bonanza.) I bought all my dried fruit, nuts and seeds from Aldi or Lidl to keep the costs down.

I then bagged up the mixture to keep the freshness, allow for speedy pouring in the morning and making it easy to pack for nights away in hotels etc. Although this way of doing it isn't cheap, it will work out a lot cheaper than forking out £3+ a time for a box of cereal and dust.

I serve mine with ice cold Alpro Original Almond Milk and it reminds me a little of the Alpen of yore. It's got a great balance of sweetness and crunch and I've got the satisfaction of knowing exactly what has gone into my bowl.

Plus, it's a great way to get your fibre! 

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