What is Muesli and Why Should You be Eating it?
Some people confuse muesli with granola, but there are some distinct differences. Muesli is healthier, contains fewer calories and has less sugar. There are also a few versions, including gluten-free, toasted, untoasted and fresh Muesli, which is soaked in water or fruit juice overnight.
What makes Muesli a healthy breakfast? There’s a high amount of fiber and whole grains. Whole grains help keep you full all morning and aid in weight loss. Muesli also contains antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and the nuts in it are a great source of protein.
The best part about muesli? It’s versatility! You can eat it cold with milk, yogurt and fresh fruit. It can also be eaten hot like oatmeal (just add hot water and let sit for 3 minutes). Another option is to soak it overnight. This unleashes all the flavors and you can mix it into pancakes, muffins or even cookies.
For the healthiest muesli:
Watch the serving size (should only be ½ cup max)
Choose a variety that contains fewer than 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving
Contains a mixture of healthy fats
Has a low glycemic index
Contains less than 3 grams of saturated fat per 100 grams
The healthiest version of muesli is one that you make yourself! This enables you to know exactly what ingredients are in it. Check out the recipe below and customize it to your liking.
1 cup oats
½ cup raw almonds, chopped
½ shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup wheat germ
½ cup almonds, roughly chopped
4 tbsp. linseeds
2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, store in large glass jar an enjoy!
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