I come from a country that eats rice and fried food for breakfast. We like to eat a heavy meal at the start of our day. Â Iâ€™m talking about hotdogs, eggs, garlic fried rice â€“the works. Unfortunately, it ca n be bad for the diet as these are greasy. These days I try to eat more high fiber meals, not just to lose weight, but to be healthier. I am not getting any younger, so I am trying to improve my eating habits.
Muesli is a high fiber breakfast which can give you enough energy to start your day. They aid digestion too. Eat it with yogurt or fresh milk and you are good to go. Fresh fruit is also goes perfectly well with it.
2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
2/3 cup rye flakes, or wheat flakes *
1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries or mixed fruit
2 tablespoons flaked coconut, (sweetened or unsweetened)
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
1/4 cup flaxseeds*
Preheat the oven at 350F, after grease a baking sheet using a cooking spray. Place the oats and rye on the baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes. Add the almonds and coconut. Cook it for another 5-8 minutes or until the oats are fragrant. Turn the oven off and add the raisins, cranberries/dried fruit.
Heat the honey in the microwave for 10 seconds. Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well. Drizzle honey over the muesli. Place the baking sheet back in the oven and let the muesli cool for 2 hours. Add the flaxseeds. Place the muesli in individual bowls or you may store it in an air-tight container for 1 week.
* Rye or wheat flakes resemble oatmeal and they are found in health stores. As for flaxseeds, you Â Â mayÂ use a coffee grinder to grind them.
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