(Adjust quantities of each according to taste) Buy your dried fruit and nuts from a source that guarantees their freshness to avoid eating rancid nuts or moldy fruit and make only enough of this recipe to last a few weeks.
- Raw rolled oats
- Crushed walnuts
- Slivered almonds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Pine nuts
- Add any other affordable nuts
- Chopped dates
- Chopped prunes
- Chopped apricots
- Lecithin granules
- Wheat germ
- Honey - a small amount to taste. As it is a sugar, keep to a minimum.
- Warm the honey until it is flowing freely and mix into the rolled oats.
- Next, add and thoroughly mix all of the other ingredients so that you have a mix that is approximately 50% rolled oats and the rest made up of the nuts, dried fruits and other ingredients
- If you like, you can separately roast the rolled oats and even some of the nuts
- Served with fruit and home made yoghurt, a plate of this muesli supplies everything needed to get you going first thing in the morning and for several hours thereafter.
- Add a dessert spoon of Waihi Bush flax oil just before eating.
- You can also make it into porridge, which is even more nutritious and warming - very tempting in the winter.
- Mix it up the night before and soak overnight in water (about as much water as oats). It then takes only about 5 mins to simmer into porridge in the morning (add as much water again before cooking).
- Use it as a quick snack during those extra busy times or between meals when feeling peckish.
- Use as a substitute for junk foods like ice-cream and sweets
Have an extra bowl or two during the day!
Note: Some experts recommend that nuts and grains be soaked overnight to neutralise the enzymes that inhibit the release of some of their nutrients. I quite like doing this (When I remember!) mostly because it brings out the taste of the nuts and dried fruits - yummy, yummy!