Happy Wednesday and welcome back for another keto product review! Today we’re taking a look at Seven Sundays Grain Free Muesli, which is basically a keto cereal replacement (but better). This company is great (and you’ll see why later in this post) but I want you guys to know about their amazing charity work right now before we dive in. From now until April 10, all proceeds collected from online sales go straight to The Sheridan Story, which is a foundation that helps insecure families get food to bridge the “weekend gap.” This is especially important right now, as the weekend gap began with school closures and extends, for some states, until the fall semester. Seven Sundays has a goal to impact 500 families with their contributions, so I would love if you went to their website and picked up some grain free muesli to a) try the goodness for yourself, and b) support this cause. Now, let’s get into the review.
Seven sundays muesli description
If you’ve never had muesli before, it’s sort of like an oatmeal granola mix. For the grain free mixes (which are the ones I want to focus on right now), it’s a mix of coconut, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. There are certainly a lot of keto cereal replacements on the market (e.g. Magic Spoon, Iso Poofs, etc) but muesli is a totally different category, in my opinion. Muesli is better because it’s whole food that keeps you full. The higher fat-to-protein ratio in these mixes are more ideal than the protein-heavy cereal alternatives.
Oh, and their grain free muesli is gluten-free, vegan, dairy free, AND kosher! SO many great seals of approval that make these ideal for many nutritional needs.
Here are the grain free flavors the company offers:
- Rise & Shine Mix / Strawberry Banana Nut (5g net carbs) this is the one they provided for a review
- Golden Hour Mix / Blueberry Turmeric Cashew (11g net carbs) have not tried this one but it sounds super yummy and definitely a treat item since it’s higher in net carbs
- Lucky Day Mix / Matcha Honey Pistachio (8g net carbs) this also sounds super yummy and I’d probably be find with 8g net carbs
The Rise & Shine mix really reminded me of an old favorite, and don’t hate me for saying this because I love this cereal… Special K strawberry. Seriously! There were a couple of things that really amazed me here. I’m shocked at how delicious the banana flavor is. It’s not like those fake taffy-banana flavored foods that people pretend taste like the real thing. I wouldn’t lie to you about this, because I certainly miss my bananas, too. These are the real thing! The strawberry flavor is a little stronger than the banana, but it’s still there underneath it all, for sure. I think the cinnamon was a nice touch to round out the fruity flavors and give this a hearty kick. This stuff really reminds me of waking up on the weekend, making a bowl of cereal, and putting on cartoons. Ah, better times…
Anyways, the other thing that amazes me is how versatile it is. While the purpose of this review is for using muesli as a keto cereal replacement, you can absolutely use it in other ways similar to cereal. For example, I’d put some of this on vanilla ice cream, yogurt, dessert bars, energy balls, etc. If you can get your hands on some keto marshmallows, these would make some bomb “rice crispie treats” for sure! Throw this in a cookie or muffin mix for some delicious textural elements. You could even put this on a charcuterie (dessert charcuterie?!) board to have something sweet to munch on.
Seven Sundays as a company
From the Seven Sundays website…
“We first discovered muesli on our honeymoon in New Zealand. Over the course of 6 weeks of hiking and camping, a nourishing breakfast became extra important and muesli became a staple that we looked forward to each morning. Not long after returning home, we were craving that New Zealand-style muesli. When we could not find a good muesli option in stores, Hannah did her best to replicate the recipe in our tiny New York apartment. It turned out too good to keep to ourselves. Our first bag of muesli was sold at a Minneapolis farmer’s market in the Summer of 2011. For the next few years, Hannah bootstrapped the business with an old Raleigh bike and trailer, a friend’s restaurant kitchen and a basement office. Our family and business have grown a bit since then, but these humble roots continue to shape our business today.
In our family, Sundays are the days we live most simply and deliberately, which, according to Thoreau, is”to front only the essential facts of life.” This means taking time for ourselves, ditching our phones, and starting more intentionally in order to gain the right perspective for the day and week ahead. We realize Sundays can be a little different for everyone, but for us, this day of the week is special and embodies our passion, our brand and our chosen lifestyle. Our goal is to apply that simple Sunday frame of mind to EVERY DAY. “
What really stands out for me about Seven Sundays is their B Corp seal of approval. If you don’t know what B Corp is, it’s basically the gold standard for brands that balance profit with purpose to provide clean products that help to create a sustainable environment. It’s a big smiley face on the bag, in my opinion! You should definitely use your money to support brands that are doing good things, and with a B Corp seal of approval, this brand is one of the best.
So good. So, so good. I wouldn’t improve a thing.
They’re available (near me) at Whole Foods, Wynn Dixie, and Earth Fare! Check their store locator to find a location near you. This could be improved by getting products into bog-box stores like Target and Walmart or my other favorite local grocer, Publix. In more rural areas, consumers may just need to buy directly from the website. There’s an advantage to seeing products in store, though.
You don’t really need cereal or granola on keto unless this is a sore spot for you. I gave this 5/10 because I think the great macro ratio is absolutely necessary, but it’s not something I would eat every single day like I would need to with an electrolyte supplement. Still, this would make a great gift for your favorite keto friend.
These will set you back about $9 a bag, which divides down into $1 a serving. Not too shabby if you ask me. I would like to see this closer to the $7 and under price point, to remain competitive with other “granola” mixes in our stores, but that’s probably a pipe dream considering the way the product is sourced. Either way, I would pay the $9/bag price for a product that has a good environmental impact like this.
Simple, whole ingredients, no added sugar or fillers. Incredible. Can’t be improved.
Super cute website with easy to find info. The packaging of the product itself was also adorable BUT I had trouble with the ziplock closure. Not sure if that’s common or if it’s been addressed, but I had to clip my bag shut.
Bottom line: 8/10 Recommend
How to get Seven Sundays Muesli
Here’s a link from their website: https://www.sevensundays.com/products/strawberry-banana-nut-grain-free-muesli
Here’s their store locator: https://www.sevensundays.com/apps/store-locator
So… what do you think? Have you tried muesli before, and do you plan to try this? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,