I thought I would end 2016 on a healthy note. Although I feel like going full out sweet tooth on y’all since this year sucked.
I mean this year was not the best year for me after losing my best friend and protector, Willy. Not to mention, Spring was not long enough, Summer was too hot, and there wasn’t enough of Fall and it’s chilly nights because we still had summer temperatures in the 80’s.
Not to mention all the celebrities, musicians, and friends who went to Heaven this year.
So why am I ending such a bad year on a good note?
Because it can only get better from here peeps. Let’s not dwell in the darkness of 2016. Let’s look forward with high hopes and change this thing around.
I’m really hoping (fingers crossed) it does get better than 2016.
And what better way to look forward to a new year as you start your day with this healthy Muesli.
Oats, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, and chia seeds mixed with raisins, and whole grain flakes.
Add some fresh fruit like sliced banana, fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and/or strawberries and you got yourself a bowl full of healthy yum.
Right after I made this Muesli, I thought “what would it taste like heated up, like oatmeal”? Since I was preparing it for the next morning so I could take it to work with me, I decided to try it hot.
For the heated Muesli, I added half a scoop of vanilla protein powder and a dash of cinnamon and heated it up for two minutes in the microwave.
You know what? It was just as delicious hot as it is cold.
Making this Muesli is a win-win in my breakfast book and it’s quickly becoming my favorite breakfast these days.
Just an FYI, I left the choice of whole grain flakes up to you in this recipe because some people may choose to go with a gluten-free or another type of flake. I used Nature’s Path Organic Heritage Flakes which are a mixture of ancient grains such as Kamut Khorasan wheat, oats, spelt, barley, millet, and quinoa.
These flakes are Non-GMO, USDA organic, and vegetarian. They also have a little sweetness added to them, but not a lot of sweetness like you would find in Frosted Flakes.
For me, they are the perfect complement to the other ingredients in this Muesli with their crunchy texture.
As always, if you do make this Muesli, please leave a comment below, or share it with me by tagging your Instagram with #sweetandspicymonkey, so I can see all the goodness you create in your kitchen.
Wishing y’all a safe and Happy New Year 2017!
Muesli is a healthy bowl of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried and fresh fruit. Make it the night before and have a nourishing breakfast ready to go in the morning. Enjoy it either hot or cold.
- 1 cup whole grain flakes (your choice)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted
- 1/4 cup pepitas, unsalted
- 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 cup of unsweetened milk of your choice (cashew, almond, coconut, cows milk)
- Add 2 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- dash f cinnamon
- sliced banana
- fresh blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries
- fresh strawberries
- sliced apple or pear
- Add all ingredients (EXCEPT the milk) in an air tight container and shake together.
- Measure 1/2 cup of Muesli into your cereal bowl. Add 3/4 to 1 cup milk.
- Add sliced banana, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries, sliced apple or pear, or any other fruit you like.
- Measure 1/2 cup of Muesli mix into a microwave proof bowl.
- Mix in protein powder and cinnamon.
- Stir in milk.
- Heat for 1 to 2 minutes until heated.
- Top with fresh fruit and enjoy!
- I used Nature's Path Organic Heritage Flakes for my whole grain flake of choice. Use any type you like if you prefer gluten-free or another type of whole grain flake.
- You can always add vanilla protein powder and cinnamon to cold version of Muesli for a little more sweetness.
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