There are several ways to wake up and get a fresh start in the morning: cereals, pancakes, cream of rice, energy bars, well and I guess pizza or pretty much anything else one desires to eat. We wanted to add our favorite that is not only vegan and healthy, but tasty as well!
Muesli isn’t anything new, in fact it can be purchased in any supermarket. Real muesli can be a bit tricky to find, though. Most supermarkets, even the health food stores, carry several types of granola (baked oatmeal), but not so many varieties of just muesli. Most of the baked granola type of muesli has added sugar or other preservatives.
When it is available in the grocery store it is usually not very economical. Some varieties of muesli that are imported are quite expensive. But making muesli at home is pretty easy. The nice thing about it is that you can experiment with many different flavors, too!
This is how we do ours in the morning. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup whole oats (not instant, they should be the old fashioned oats)
- 1/2 banana
- 2 strawberries
- 2 pitted dates
- 2 teaspoons organic raisins
- 2 teaspoons golden flax seeds
- 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
- cinnamon sprinkled on top
- homemade almond milk or sunflower seed milk
The oats, flax, sunflower seeds and raisins can be added first. Then the banana, strawberries and dates should be cut into small slices. These can be put on top and mixed with the rest of the ingredients or simply left as-is. Add a bit of cinnamon on top and pour on the milk.
For the milk:
For almond or sunflower seed milk: 50 grams of seeds or nuts and 1000 mg water. Mix together in a blender until it becomes almost foamy white. Then strain out the chunks. Almond milk will be thicker and has a nuttier flavor to it. The sunflower seed milk tends to be less thick and is a more neutral flavor to the muesli, itself.by