Friday, February 10, 2012

RECIPE ~ Morning Muesli

I love granola, oatmeal and oats in the morning, especially in cool weather or rainy weather or, like now, in the middle of winter! But when it starts to warm up outside, it's time for a cool, light variation of the warm and heavy oats -- muesli! I especially love it stirred into yoghurt with some a few berries or banana slices on top and a good drizzle of maple syrup.

5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup currants or raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds


In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.

Serve mixed into hot milk or hot water for a warm meal, or cold with milk or yoghurt. This is an unsweetened mix which is great for Kaphas but Vatas would benefit from a drizzle of honey added while Pittas would do well with a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

VARIATIONS
Add any combination, keeping the total in recipe to 1 1/2 cups:
chopped prunes * dried cranberries * slivered almonds * hazelnuts * hemp seeds * pumpkin seeds * chopped apricots * chopped dates

6 comments:

caterina said...

I love muesli as well! Great recipe: keep them coming!

Liv Lundelius said...

I have just found your blog, since I am starting to follow an ayurvedic diet, and this blog is so helpful.
I love it.

Jenna said...

I also love granola this looks great

Patrik said...

Love muesli and will try this recipe.

yogaclara said...

I also love this site and great resource for recipes, thank you! Just looking into the whole Ayurvedic food combos and it says that banana with milk is a big no no. What are your thoughts on this and are dried fruits OK? It seems all sour fruits are out as well.

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Hello Yogaclara, and thanks everyone for your lovely comments! I haven't heard about not mixing bananas, but if you like, use almond milk, rice milk or soy milk instead, depending on your constitution. As for dried fruits, my understanding is that they are fine with dairy as long as they're not sour dried fruits. Remember to soak the muesli/dried fruits if you are vata!