Yogurt & Muesli

This was a favorite breakfast in Thailand that we brought back and have been enjoying. Muesli is huge in Europe as well! It’s healthy and full of flavor

Ingredients

  • Grain flakes, for example rolled (flaked) oats, wheat flakes, rye flakes, etc.
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts and seeds, whole or chopped, to taste
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh fruit, if desired

Basic Muesli Recipe

  1. 4 cups rolled (flaked) grain (barley, oats, rice, rye, or spelt)
  2. 1/2 cup (65 grams) sunflower seeds (hulled)
  3. 1/2 cup (32 grams) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  4. 1/2 cup (72 grams) sesame seeds
  5. 1 cup (95 grams) almonds, roughly chopped
  6. 1 cup (230 grams) dried fruit, chopped
  7. 1 tsp (2.6 grams) cinnamon, ground
  8. Fresh fruit, to serve
  9. Plain yogurt, to serve

What are the nutritional benefits of muesli?

  • Muesli typically has less sugar and calories than most breakfast cereals on supermarket shelves.
  • It's high in fiber and whole grains, which regulate the digestive system, are filling and can aid in weight control.
  • Muesli is a potent source of antioxidants.
  • The addition of nuts provides a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids (especially walnuts).
  • Milk or dairy alternatives that usually accompany muesli is a source of dairy and protein.

Homemade Protein Bars

Homemade Protein Bars

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Natural Jiff Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of Old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup of dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil together in a small sauce pan over low/medium heat, stirring constantly. It only takes a minute or two to melt. 
  2. In mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients except for chocolate chips, and stir well. 
  3. pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir until well combined
  4. Let cool in bowl for several minutes
  5. Place mixture into foil lined 8x8 pan and press down firmly. 
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top and press down firmly with hands. 
  7. Place in Fridge or Freezer to set
  8. Flip the foil out onto cutting board and cut into desired bar sizes. 

ENJOY!

12 grams of protein per bar

4 grams of carbohydrates

2 grams of sugar

Makes 12-14 bars