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