Most of the places I travel (meaning 3rd world countries) only has imported muesli, which means it will cost you around £7 for a small bag and will last approximately up to one week. Get some fruits and milk on top, and you’re looking at luxury priced hotel breakfast. Not ideal if you’re trying to budget. Here is the solution I came up with.
There is nothing more delicious and rewarding than making your own healthy muesli. I often make up a few bags when I have an access to kitchen. Plus, you get to customize it to your taste and dietary needs. What’s great about it? This beauty is power packed with protein from the nuts and seeds which will keep you energised and fill you up for the rest of the morning.
The nutritional benefits of muesli:
- It’s high in fibre and whole grains, which regulate the digestive system, are filling and can aid in weight control.
- Muesli is a protein source of antioxidants.
- The addition of nuts and seeds provides a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Milk or dairy alternative that usually accompany muesli is a source of dairy and protein.
- 3 cups of oats
- 1 cup raw almonds (chopped)
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup mixed nuts
- 2tbsp cinnamon
- a squeeze of fresh lemon
Mix all ingredients and add into jar to store.
I usually have it with cold milk or if Gods permit serve with natural yogurt, cinnamon and fresh fruit on top. Super delicious and always healthy!
Note: the above ingredients is fairly easy to find in most morning markets. Except almonds, that vary country to country, if not available, substitute to cashew nuts.
What’s you favourite breakfast on the go?