Spring is in the air!
This past weekend has been in the high 50°F and that actually feels warm! I love everything about springtime. The dewy mornings and blossoming flowers are such a refreshing sight after the frigidness of winter and warmer weather and longer days allow for more time outside enjoying the beauty of nature. One of my favorite things is sitting outside reading a book or just enjoying the solitude while soaking up the warm sunshine. It’s so relieving to be able to slow down for a little and appreciate the beauty around us.
It’s hard to get outside during the school year since my day is filled with classes at the University and my nights are consumed with studying and preparing for the rest of the week. So on the weekends I try to take advantage of the little bit of free time I have and get out as much as possible, especially when the weather’s nice.I truly believe taking time for our self and getting away from the business of our lives, even if just for a couple minutes, plays as much as much into our health as the foods we eat.
It’s truly a balance. Mind, Body and Spirit.
In regards to balance, I thought I’d share with you my simple breakfast muesli recipe. It’s a balanced mix of carbohydrates and fats, and when paired with yogurt or milk makes a complete breakfast!
The breakfast muesli is such a versatile breakfast. It can be made the night before for those busy mornings or lazy days when you don’t want to fuss with an extravagant breakfast. It can be adapted to the ingredients you have on hand, different taste preferences, allergies and special diets. AND it can be used a variety of different ways!
But wait… What is Muesli?
In short, it’s a dry, raw cereal made up of whole grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. For more information about muesli, how to serve and the PERFECT muesli blend equation, check out this post of mine (coming soon).
The Breakdown: My Simple Muesli Mix
[2 cups oats + ½ cup dried apricots + figs + ¼ cup ground flax seed + ¼ cup almonds + 2 tbsp coconut flakes + cinnamon]
– Oats can be substituted for other ancient, whole grains
– Dried apricots and figs can be changed to the dried fruit of your liking
– Swap out the nuts for seeds if you have an allergy
How to Serve:
Topping : Sprinkle on top smoothies or yogurt as a substitution for sugar-coated granola
Cereal : served with milk (cows, almond, cashew, soy, oat, etc.) – soaked or unsoaked
Yogurt : served with yogurt for a protein packed breakfast or snack
Porridge : combine with milk and heat on the stove for a warm breakfast option
Simple muesli mix made up of oats, dried fruits, nuts and seeds.
Makes 3 cups
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
1/4 cup dried figs, diced
¼ cup ground flax seed
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp cinnamon
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and store in air tight container.
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