I’m not a huge fan of pre-packaged muesli products as many include ingredients you just don’t need: preservatives, salt, sugar and miscellaneous other ingredients.
However I am a huge fan of oats and their health benefits (helps lower cholesterol and the risk of atherosclerosis), as well as a fan of nuts such as almonds and walnuts (who, together with oats, are a good source of Glutamic Acid, one of the critical brain neurotransmitters that help aid learning & memory functions). So, I decided to make my own based on what ‘s available to me in the cupboard. Here’s my recipe:
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
- 2 teaspooons Sunflower kernels
- 2 teaspoons pepitas
- 4 teaspoons LSA (ground Linseed, Sunflower & Almond)
- I chopped the nuts into smaller pieces so you don’t end up with a mouthful of nuts, but this is completely up to you. I will be refining this recipe over time as more ingredients become available or I feel the need to change.
- I resisted the urge to include any dried fruit in my muesli, preferring fresh fruit where possible. Today, I ate my muesli with fresh strawberries and low-fat milk 🙂
Do you think my muesli is missing anything? If so, tell me by leaving a comment!