Making your own muesli is so easy and puts you in control of the ingredients. If you like to start your day with cereal but are frustrated by the amount of sugar in the store bought options, you must try this recipe. This healthy, homemade muesli gets a lot of great feedback from my clients – you will love it!

Blend together:

3 cups rolled oats
¼ cup each of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseed
½ cup whole unsalted almonds
½ cup walnuts
2-3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
Cinnamon (as much as you like!)

In a saucepan, heat the following on low heat and coat dry ingredients:

¼ cup of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil

Lightly grease a baking sheet with more coconut oil and bake at 180 degrees until just browned, about 20 minutes. Stir a few times while baking to ensure even browning. Cool, add ½ cup of dried fruit of your choice (ie. raisins or chopped organic apricots) and store in a sealed container.

Add some protein for a more balanced breakfast

It’s common for women to not get enough protein in their diet, especially at breakfast. So be sure you add some protein to your muesli.

You can:

1. Blend a serve of protein powder into your milk and pour over the muesli.

2. Blend a serve of protein powder into yoghurt and top the muesli.

3. Have some eggs on the side.

 

If you’d like to read more about getting enough protein in your diet, check out this article I wrote over on Female Fitness Systems: The Typical Female Diet – Why You Can’t Lose Weight.

 

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