Home made muelsi
A Swiss style start to the day
Nuts and seeds are a great source of protein, a necessary element of any weight loss diet, as described in the article ‘Blood sugar and losing weight'.
2.5 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1/4 cup raw coconut flakes (no sugar) 1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup goji berries
1 Teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in an air tight glass jar and serve when needed. Feel free to be creative with the ingredients you choose. You could add pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cacao nibs; whatever you like really.
3/4 cup of homemade muesli. Add coconut or almond milk (Vegan) OR serve with 2 Tbs of plain yoghurt. Add a handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.
By soaking a breakfast sized portion of muesli in water overnight the ingredients will soften and become more digestible for you.
Generally nuts and seeds are a good source of protein. However, just because you are eating a protein doesn't necessarily mean that your body is absorbing it - all grains, legumes and raw nuts contain enzyme inhibitors and phytic acic, which in large amounts can prevent certain vitamins and minerals from being absorbed in the digestive system. Soaking the muesli overnight helps to alleviate this.
Place your portion of muesli in a bowl and pour water over until the muesli is covered. Leave to sit overnight so that it is ready for you in the morning.