Evoke Muesli Review

evoke muesli

I was contacted by the owner of Evoke Healthy Foods for a blog review of the company’s muesli, and I of course said yes! I posted a recipe for Chia Seed Muesli back in July and loved the versatility of it; thus I was stoked to try a handful of different versions from Evoke.

All of the varieties of Evoke muesli:

  • contain 5 grams of sugar or less per serving (and nothing is sweetened other than some of the dried fruit)
  • are non-GMO project verified, vegan, and Kosher
  • have more protein that sugar
  • are 100% whole grain
  • contain no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
  • contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • contain no sodium, cholesterol, or acrylamide (which is a harmful carcinogen found in some baked grains)

… and the line of muesli also includes gluten-free and certified organic varieties.

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The Antioxidant Muesli features chewy goji berries, apple juice-sweetened dried blueberries, walnuts, and crunchy cocoa nibs amongst the organic oats and rye flakes.

This one caught my eye first, so I immediately ripped open the package and sprinkled a handful over plain Greek yogurt. The goji berries  & cocoa nibs make the Antioxidant muesli especially fun to eat given the range of textures, and the subtle sweetness from the dried blueberries was a nice compliment to the tangy yogurt.

I’ve been dipping into this bag when I need a quick & tasty snack!

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evoke muesli

The Morning Zen Muesli is gluten-free, but it is certainly not just for folks who are avoiding gluten. The certified gluten-free oats are studded with plump raisins, apple juice-sweetened dried cranberries, flax seeds, almonds, and pumpkin seeds.

Because I especially like dried cranberries in hot oats, I opted to cook a serving of the Morning Zen muesli with milk on the stovetop, and the resulting bowl of pillowy oats was perfect on a blustery morning. I usually prefer to eat ground flax seeds for optimal nutrition absorption, but the whole flax seeds provided a welcome crunch (along with the almonds and pumpkin seeds) to the otherwise creamy oats.

You could also microwave the muesli with water or milk for a quick breakfast or snack.

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evoke muesli

Next up, Super Muesli. This muesli has a lot to love: organic rolled oats, organic dried cranberries, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and quinoa flakes. Super, indeed!

I soaked a serving of this muesli in milk overnight, and the chia seeds plumped up to add a chewy texture to the oats. The coconut flavor was subtle, but a delicious addition.

From what I understand, soaking is the traditional method of preparing muesli and although I usually reserve “overnight oats” for the warmer months, I enjoyed this very much.

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evoke muesli

Last but not least, Athlete Fuel. Every ingredient in this muesli is organic: oats, raisins, almonds, golden flaxseed, rye, pumpkin seeds, and cashews.

I tossed a handful of the Athlete Fuel into a post-run green smoothie (frozen banana, fresh baby spinach, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, & milk), and my Vitamix did an amazing job of blending the muesli into the smoothie. I will definitely be adding muesli to my smoothies from here on out!

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To find Evoke Muesli in a store near you, click here.

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cashew Cream {Date-Sweetened}

whipped cashew cream

I promised you a Vitamix recipe, and here it is!

Creamy, light, luscious whipped cream… made JUST from cashews, medjool dates, and vanilla beans. It sounds impossible, but I hope these photos provide evidence to the contrary.

whipped cashew cream

This recipe is also ridiculously easy: soak the cashews and dates, toss ‘em into a high speed blender with vanilla bean seeds, and let ‘er rip until you end up with a pile of cloud-light fluffy whipped cashew cream.

whipped cashew cream

Note that when refrigerated, the whipped cream might firm up a bit, so it is best when eaten immediately after blending.

whipped cashew cream

Can you see the airiness?!

whipped cashew cream

I want for there to be a bowl of this on hand in our kitchen at all times.

whipped cashew cream

 

 

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cashew Cream {Date-Sweetened}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: blender dessert snack raw sugar-free vegan cashews medjool dates

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw whole cashews
  • 1/4 cup very tightly packed pitted soft Medjool dates (for me this was 3 large dates)
  • seeds scraped from one large vanilla bean
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cold filtered water

Instructions

Combine cashews and pitted dates in a bowl; cover with cold water, cover bowl, and let soak for at least 4 hours, (or 8 hours if you do not have a high speed blender such as a Vitamix), then drain.

Place drained cashews and dates in a high speed blender or food processor; add scraped vanilla beans, & 1/4 cup cold filtered water and blend/process until perfectly smooth, adding more water (1 tablespoon at a time) as needed to reach desired consistency. Take care not to let the mixture start to steam if you are using a high speed blender!

Best when eaten immediately after blending.

NOTE: If you are using a high speed blender, the end consistency should be light & airy just like traditional whipped cream. You may not achieve this exact texture if you are using a regular blender or food processor.

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