The basic ingredients for a homemade muesli
Tests confirm again and again that the ready-to-eat mueslis are unfortunately not nearly as healthy as they like to claim. This is mainly due to the fact that these mueslis often contain a lot of sugar, not to mention various additives. Therefore, homemade muesli is not only a good alternative, it often tastes better and is much healthier. The following ingredients are ideal for muesli. You can mix them or use them individually, depending on your mood.
- One of the basic ingredients is a dairy product such as yogurt, sour milk, quark, milk, or alternatively soy milk or fruit juice.
- Oatmeal is also one of the basic ingredients. You should decide on whole grain oat flakes, as they still contain all the important nutrients.
- Cereals such as flaxseed, sesame, or sunflower seeds should of course also be in your muesli.
- Just like nuts are part of healthy food. Almonds, walnuts, macadamia, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts taste delicious and give your muesli a crunchy bite. In addition, they also contain many essential nutrients and vital substances such as unsaturated fatty acids in the form of omega 3. However, you should use the nuts in doses, as they unfortunately also have a lot of calories.
- Otherwise, of course, fruit should not be missing. Depending on the season, you can grab bananas, apples, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, oranges, or whatever else you fancy. Basically, any type of fruit can be added to the muesli. It doesn’t matter whether you only use one type of fruit or mix it up.
- Alternatively, of course, you can also use dried fruit such as raisins or homemade jam if you don’t have fresh fruit at hand.
The preparation of the muesli
If you have all the ingredients at hand, the muesli itself is ready in no time.
- First, add the oatmeal and your dairy product to the cereal bowl and mix them together.
- Then the nuts and cereals are added. Mix it all up well again.
- Finally, wash the fruit and stir in carefully.
- Depending on your taste, you can also add a little sugar to your muesli. As a rule, however, the sweetness of the fruit is enough and it is healthier anyway. When it comes to sugar, the motto definitely applies: less is more. Alternatively, you can sweeten it with honey
- As a little treat, you can of course add a little chocolate to your muesli. However, that doesn’t really belong to the healthy part of the muesli either.