Thursday, August 15, 2013

Musing About the Muesli

Hey there, People!

It's back to school madness here so I've spent a lot of time staring at my computer trying to get my online classes together.  Yikes!  My eyeballs hurt.

What's a girl to do to keep up her energy in these times of stress?  Well, when I was up in Sacramento my friend Jim served me some muesli he had whipped up and yowza!  It was gooooooood!

I asked him for the recipe and here is what he sent me:

2 cups uncooked oats (I use Bob's Red Mill extra thick rolled oats)
2 cups apple juice (I use Martinelli's)
1 8-ounce carton of low-fat vanilla yogurt (I use one 6-ounce container of Chobani nonfat plain Greek yogurt)
Mix well and add whatever else you want. I mix mine all together (including the fruit) and keep it in the refrigerator over night so the oats can soak up the apple juice. Some recipes refer to keeping the fruit separate until you prepare your individual serving. The recipe I found says it keep for 4 days if covered. Mine has lasted just fine for that long,
Here's what I added:
Apple pieces (about three-quarters of an apple)
Strawberry pieces
Crushed raw almonds
Chia seeds (about 4 tablespoons)
Shaved coconut (about 2 tablespoons)
I mix the chia seeds and coconut into the oats, apple juice, and yogurt before I add the fruit just because it's easier to mix in that way.
OH! You can bet I made some when I got home!  I used a multigrain mixture instead of straight oatmeal.  I like mine with very low sugar (cuz I'm already so sweet!) so I used unsweetened coconut and just plain greek oatmeal.

Honey!  I have been sucking this stuff down for days now and swear I am reverse aging now.  

Hope you enjoy this recipe!  I thank my friend Jim for passing it along.

It's back to work for me tomorrow!  I'll be sure to have a big bowl of muesli in my briefcase.


Leah J. Utas said...

Oohhh. Tasty and healthy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I finally learned how to tolerate oatmeal, but not sure I could handle muesli. Maybe if it was half strawberries...

Shelly said...

Gosh, this sounds so good. And the chia seeds? Those are the bomb.

Connie said...

Yum! It looks good! :)

Ms. A said...

Well it looks good! Reverse aging??? I'd definitely go for that!

Pat said...

This sounds good. I'll have to try it!

jenny_o said...

Tip - travels better in a lidded container than in a bowl :)

Seriously, it sounds excellent. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Out on the prairie said...

Nice recipe

Nat said...

Looks delicious! I'm a huge fan of oatmeal and honey - it's my daily fix :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm so glad to not be going back to school but I will miss that excitement at the start of the semester. Have a great year.

Anonymous said...

You are sweet enough. I'm tryin' it1

Linda said...

That looks good!!! Thanks for sharing.

Baby Sister said...

Looks delicious!!