[Recipe] Swiss Muesli

Much Ado about MueseliWe have a favorite breakfast that’s perfect for the warm-weather months (but really, it’s enjoyable in any season). Drum roll please… Muesli! 

It is a ready-to-eat cereal that consists of a base of rolled oats and some combination of spices, dried fruit, nuts, and/or seeds. You can make up a big batch of the dry stuff and keep it in a sealed container in your pantry. When you’re ready to use it, just scoop some out and mix with yogurt (plain, nonfat, Greek) or almond milk and let it soak overnight in your refrigerator. The lactic acid and moisture in the yogurt will “cook” the oats as it soaks. How cool is that?

Muesli is a popular breakfast food in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. It was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital. He encouraged his patients to eat less meat and bread and more raw fruits and vegetables. Not a bad idea.

The health benefits of muesli are numerous:

  • great source of complex carbohydrates and fiber
  • B-complex vitamins, iron, calcium
  • oats are a fabulous source of cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber
  • dried and fresh fruit are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and immune-boosting phytochemicals
  • fruit provides natural sugar, so you don’t have to add any
  • nuts and seeds provide healthy monounsaturated and omega 3 fats

Enjoy our recipe – Much Ado about Muesli – from our breakfast cookbook, “No Excuses! 50 Healthy Ways to ROCK Breakfast!”  Get your ebook now and start enjoying the benefits of breakfast!

Much Ado about Muesli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Calories per serving: 201

Fat per serving: 7.2 (g)

Carbs per serving: 24.8 (g)

Protein per serving: 11 (g)

Sugar per serving: 5 (g)

Much Ado about Muesli

This recipe takes 5 minutes to make and will last 2-3 days!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup seasonal, organic berries
  • 2 tbs. chopped walnuts or almonds

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, and chia seeds. Add the yogurt and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  2. Place bowl in refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Remove bowl from refrigerator and add the berries and nuts and most importantly, enjoy!
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For more information about muesli, check out this web site: www.mueslifusion.com

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