Most store bought cereals are highly processed and contain high amounts of sugar.
The effect these high sugar breakfast have on our health can be profound. Simple sugars found in cereals, white bread etc are broken down very quickly within the body causing big spikes in blood sugar levels.
As we know these are convenient and easy to eat but look at the sugar content on the ingredients section or the additional ingredients.
Processed foods can mess up our insulin regulation system and even affect our inflammatory pathways leading to many health issues including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even some cancers.
Many of them may say low sugar, multigrain but in truth these cereals contain high amounts of refined sugar and grains that are highly processed resulting in a lack of nutrients.
Most cereals have vitamins and minerals added in, purely for the fact that most of the natural vitamins and minerals have been stripped away.
But did you know that although wholegrains are carbohydrates and are broken down into sugar, they are broken down much slower due to their fibre content therefore we do not get that big rise in insulin and blood sugar levels but a nice steady breakdown that should help to stabilize your blood sugar levels over a longer period of time.
Did you know that oats are packed with amazing fibre in the form of beta glucan that helps to support the health of our gut by increasing the growth of good bacteria within our digestive tract.
It can also help support blood sugar levels, insulin response and increase feelings of fullness.
So why not make your own deliciously fun cereal…introduction our tasty Chocolate Boulder Cereal bites! They are a firm favourite in our house and the kids and adults will love them!
Chocolate Boulder cereal bites
3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tbsp hemp protein powder (optional)
3 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp baking powder
Up to 1/4 cup oat milk
Add the flour, cacao powder, hemp powder along with the baking powder and mix together!
Add the peanut butter, maple syrup mix together, adding a tbsp of milk until it form a soft dough.
Roll the dough into small balls and place on a baking tray and pop into the oven at 170c for approx 8 minutes.
Allow to cool and store in a airtight container and enjoy with milk or simply by themselves