Lizi’s Low GL Granola – Product Review
Lizi’s granola was created by, you guessed it, Lizi.. who served her home baked granola to guests at her Oxfordshire B&B in the 1990′s and has since developed an entire range after working as an organic farmer in Wales.
Lizi’s Granola pride themselves on having a low glycaemic load (GL), which is worked out by taking into account the glycaemic index (GI: how quickly a food releases its energy) AND the carbohydrate load (i.e. the amount of carbs). The reason why GL is more important than GI is because it’s the AMOUNT of carbohydrate eaten that has the biggest effect on our blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. So, this means that that Lizi’s granola provides a steady release of energy and should keep you feeling fuller for longer.
A quick look at the ingredients list reveals a whole host of healthy things including fruit, nuts and seeds. You only have to look at the packets of other granolas in the shops to see that more often than not, sugar is the second ingredient.. which means more calories but no more nutrients (table sugar, also known as sucrose provides ‘empty’ calories).
The pictures above show what the suggested serving is – 50g which is the equivalent of 1/2 a cup and ~240 kcal, 23g carbs, 5g protein, 13g fat (3g saturated) and 5g fibre. I personally like to enjoy this cereal for breakfast with either skimmed milk or fat-free plain yoghurt or for dessert.. baked apple (chopped and heated in the microwave for around a minute), topped with a diet-fruit yoghurt, blueberries and 20g (heaped tablespoon – see pic below) of granola.
Lizi’s granola is available from Amazon, and just so you know my two favourite flavours are the Belgian Chocolate flavour and Pink Apple & Cinnamon. I hope you’ve found this blog review useful. Don’t forget to check-out my recipes to make your very own home-made granola!
*Samples of the product mentioned were supplied to me free of charge however this review is 100% honest and of my own opinion. I was not influenced in any way by the free samples supplied and do not promote this product more than other products that I have not reviewed. This blog post contains an affiliate link. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.