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Muesli (pronounced Mew-zly) is a type of breakfast cereal made with uncooked rolled oats (and any other type of grains), dried and fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, and milk. It’s kind of a cross between oatmeal and cold cereal, if that makes sense. If  you don’t like the texture of oatmeal but like everything in it, I guarantee you’ll like muesli.

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Keep this simple mix on hand for a quick and healthy breakfast.

“Tis the season for all things pumpkin, so of course I had to throw some in this. What’s great about muesli is you can make your own, bulk style, and always have some on hand. By keeping a mixture of oats, nuts and dried fruit stocked in the cabinet, you will always have the opportunity to make a quick bowl of muesli or oatmeal in the morning.

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Add some pureed pumpkin into your milk before pouring it over your muesli for a daily shot of disease fighting Vitamin A – and for a heart warming fall flavor.

 

 

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Blackberry Pumpkin Muesli

Among several other benefits, this muesli is packed with heart protecting polyunsaturated fats which can help increase your HDL (good) cholesterol. This mix is by no means the only way to do muesli; use whatever fruits and nuts are your favorites.  

Serves 1

Basic Mix

1/4 cup uncooked, rolled oats

2 TBS unsweetened, dried cranberries

2 TBS sunflower seeds

1/2 TBS flax meal (grind your flax seeds before eating them! Your GI system cannot absorb their nutrients otherwise)

1/2 TBS hemp seed (optional, but is a healthy source of plant protein and polyunsaturated fats)

1/2 TBS cinnamon + 1 tsp nutmeg

Healthful Additions

1/4 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin

1/2 cup soy milk (GMO Free)

1/2 cup frozen blackberries, thawed

– Assemble your basic mix.

– Combine pumpkin and milk until blended, pour over muesli and stir together.

– Add fruit on top and sprinkle with extra seeds and crunchy multigrain cereal for added texture.

445 Calories, 17g Fat (1.8g saturated, 10.3g polyunsaturated, 3.5g monounsaturated), 0mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 615mg potassium, 62g carbohydrate, 13g fiber, 15g protein

Excellent source of vitamin A and B vitamins, and packed with more than 15% your daily need for vitamin E, vitamin D, Iron and several disease fighting minerals.

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I love to hear from you! What will you put in your muesli?

 

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