Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day! I truly believe that what you put into your mouth first thing in the morning has the power to set up your entire day right..(or wrong in some cases).
Now a lot of people say to me, ‘oh but I’m too busy’ or ‘I don’t have time in the mornings to eat a proper breakfast’… so they head into work, and grab a coffee and toast/muffin on the way and start their day with a cocktail of caffeine, highly processed sugar ladened food with almost little to no nutritional or nourishing value.
If you’re looking to start your day off well, homemade muesli is a beautiful nourishing meal that is so versatile. Making a big batch at home means that YOU control what is going into your body and is a much cheaper (tastier) alternative to the overpriced sugared products available at the supermarket….
Often on the weekend, I’ll make up a big jar full of muesli to last me the week at work, and like my GREEN smoothies I’ll experiment with different ingredients!
Here is a list of the ingredients I use in my muesli…
Choose your base
+ Rolled Oats
+ For Gluten Free options you could substitute Quinoa Flakes/Puffs, Millet or Kamut puffs (all available at health food stores).
Then add a little or a lot of any combination of the following…
+ Sunflower Seeds
+ Nuts- I like to use almonds and macadamias
+ Coconut flakes
+ Linseeds/ Flaxseeds
+ Chia Seeds
Add some spice
+ All Spice
My Homemade Muesli Recipe
What you’ll need…
+ 2 cups organic rolled oats
+ 1/2 cup activated almonds chopped
+ 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and pepitas
+ 1/4 cup coconut flakes
+ 2 Tbls. Goji Berries
+ 1 Tbls. Chia Seeds
+ 1 Tbls. Flaxseeds
+ Generous amount of cinnamon
What you’ll need to do….
In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix until combined. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
The best part about muesli is that you can enjoy it in a few ways…
Simply enjoy the muesli as it is with some milk and fruit…I like to top mine with berries and almond milk
Make it into Bircher Muesli…
This is one of my regular weekday breakfasts and tastes amazing! Of an evening I’ll place my muesli into a jar or container for work and I’ll fill it with muesli, then mix in half milk and half yoghurt (I like to add almond and organic full fat yoghurt). Mix the muesli, milk and yoghurt together and pop it into the fridge overnight…
When you wake up you’ll find that the oats have swelled up and formed a beautiful bircher style breakfast. Simple stir to combine and add whatever topping you like.
Make it into toasted muesli…
Once you’ve combined all the ingredients in a bowl, spread it onto a tray lined with grease proof paper and add a fews slivers of organic butter (and organic rice malt syrup if you like it sweet) and bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes
So start getting creative in the kitchen and start nourishing yourself each morning with homemade muesli.