Muesli has never been so simple. The investment is buying all of the ingredients, but if you buy in bulk you will be saving yourself money. Rather than purchasing an expensive store bought muesli which could have the possibility of having hidden sugars in it, too much dried fruit and just over priced. Give a go of making your own. I promise you will not regret it.
p.s I realised that I spelt muesli wrong lol!
With my new years resolution in mind to use less plastic. I headed to The Source Bulk Foods, where you pick and choose the ingredients that you want and just fill up paper bags of how much you need, then once home I filled up my jars. It is a win win situation and I couldn’t recommend it more highly if you are thinking about reducing your plastic use this 2018. If you are not near a store you can also buy online and get it sent to you.
This particular muesli was made from organic oats, pepitas, hemp seeds (these are currently trending here in Aus and have been made legal, about time as they are soooo good for you), chia seeds, cinnamon and black sesame seeds. Its takes 2 minutes to throw ingredients into bowl, stir then load up some jars.
This muesli is great with some homemade almond milk and fresh berries for a good breakfast fix full of fibre and anti inflammatory seeds.
Why the ingredients are good for you?
Oats are fabulous slow release energy boosters and great to kickstart your day, they contain vitamin B’s which is known to help improve your mood, anxiety and PMS. A high level of soluble dietary fibre which is great for your circulation and for digestion.
Cinnamon has a wonderful carminative effect on the body and will also help balance blood sugars in the body.
Sesame seeds are natures richest source of calcium. If you are paleo, vegan or a strict vegetarian. These little seeds should be incorporated into your diet. They will help keep your bones strong and structured as well as protecting against hypertension. They are also a good source of magnesium which has many roles in the body, some include; building of protein, normal muscle contractions, strong teeth and the immune system.
Pumpkin (pepitas) and sunflower seeds are high in magnesium, potassium and vitamin E which are essential for health nerve function, circulatory system, your skin and boosts you with energy.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fibre, protein and antioxidants. They are a rich plant source of Omega 3 fatty acids (which is a good anti-inflammatory and good for immunity) known to help with joint pain, aids with weight loss (making you feel more full), known to help improve energy levels and is good to have whilst exercising. Finally research has been carried out that it helps with diabetes and heart disease.
Hemp seeds are delicious. Imagine a nutty seed that is smooth and not to intense in flavour. Sprinkle on cereals, mueslis, porridge. A good source of protein, unfortunately not the full protein as they low in lysine (which is an amino acid great for cold sores) however, it is a good source of protein and will be a great addition to any meal. It is a good source of fibre so it will be good for digestion. It is has the good fats. It has a higher ratio of Omega 6 which are fantastic anti-inflammatories, keep the blood thin, help prevent clots, blockages and help relax blood vessels. They can improve immune and nerve function, with this will help insulin work which will balance blood sugar. Omega 3 are essential for proper brain function, which affects vision, learning ability, coordination and mood. They reduce the stickiness, as well as control blood cholesterol and fat levels, improve immune function and metabolism as well as both decrease inflammation.
Hope you give this one a go. Let me know if you do