Either you are a breakfast person by nature or you’re not — I’m not. Give me a cup of coffee first thing in the morning and I’m good to go. And while I’ve made some health improvements over the years (it used to be coffee and a cigarette first thing in the morning) I’m still feeling the need to clean up my eating habits. So I started with breakfast and this super easy, super healthy muesli recipe.
Muesli is definitely a good choice on the health front. Because it is pre-soaked (in yogurt or soy milk, almond milk, whatever) I find muesli super easy to digest because, again, I don’t usually eat first thing in the morning. It’s homemade so I can control the amount of sugar I use (other than what’s in the dried fruit, the recipe below adds none). It’s full of fibre and, with all the raw oats, it will not only keep you fuller longer, it will also get you burning more calories (more on that here). I don’t know about you but I need to burn some more calories…
Muesli is also perfect for for the non breakfast type because it’s fast. Mix half a cup of this with yogurt and let it soak while you’re getting ready in the morning. Or better yet, (if you’re organized) throw it together the night before and it’s ready to eat while you’re waiting for that precious first cup of coffee to brew.
The biggest argument for eating muesli in the morning though is that it’s delicious. Top it with fresh fruit or just as is, you can’t go wrong.
Super Easy, Super Healthy Muesli Recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups quinoa flakes
- 1 cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews) combined and chopped
- ½ cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup hemp seeds
- ½ cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup dried cranberries or craisins (contains sugar, so optional)
- 3 or 4 dried dates chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash of nutmeg
- pinch of sea salt
Mix it all together and you’re done. Easy as that.
Confession time: coffee and cigarettes were my breakfast vice for over 20 years. Anyone want to confess an unhealthy vice past or present? Dare ya to comment below.