Are your mornings a huge rush? Do your kids take ages to eat their breaky? Do you need a quick healthy breakfast option as a back-up that doesn’t need any preparation and you can take with you to work?
This muesli is my secret weapon
Most mornings our family eat either; a smoothie, paleo pancakes, bircher muesli, eggs and vegetables, sardines on sour dough, chia pudding, porridge, muffins, crepes or other favourites. As you can tell, most of these breakfasts require a bit of pre-planning and preparation.
Like all of us, sometimes I am just not that organised or things don’t go as planned. Therefore, I need a healthy back-up option that I can quickly whip up.
I refuse to feed myself and my kids the standard vegemite on toast or a highly processed package cereal. This just doesn’t give any body the nutrients that they need to get through a busy day. However, it would set you up for a blood sugar high, followed by an energy crash, resulting in poor concentration and inhibited brain function.
There is also increasing evidence on the catastrophic effects gluten can have on both the gut and the central nervous system (more on this in another post).
This muesli has so much health-giving goodness
It is gluten free, is light and crunchy and above all, is super delicious. The addition of many types of seeds makes it high in healthy fats, fiber, and good plant based sources of protein. Fat is also an extremely necessary nutrient in a child’s diet. Fat helps provide extra calories and needed nutrients for active and growing bodies and brains.
This muesli doesn’t contain any sweeteners and with the addition of cinnamon, it acts to stabilize your blood sugar.
Make yourself a huge batch and store it in a large air tight jar. Serve it with your favourite milk, yoghurt and berries.
Give this recipe a try. Your body will love you for it….
Getting into the kitchen and cooking your own food is the best thing you can do for your family’s health and it’s such a privilege too. Happy cooking!!
Brain Feeding Muesli
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
- Store in an airtight container
- Serve with your favourite milk, yoghurt and berries