Mixed Berry Muesli
I’m really happy with how this Mixed Berry Muesli turned out. It really helps when I have options like this around the house ready to go for those busy days.
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I recently started working part-time outside our home, so life has gotten just a bit busier. Being able to mix up a Muesli cup the night before means that I can grab it and go without worrying about eating something off plan in my Trim Healthy Mama journey.
Traditionally, Muesli is made with rolled grains, dried fruit and nuts or seeds with a touch of spice.
But when following a Trim and Healthy lifestyle you really need to avoid dried fruits unless they are freeze-dried without added sugars. Luckily one of our local groceries carries 3 different brands of freeze-dried fruit, but you can also find them on Amazon.
I’m in love with all the options that these freeze-dried berries give me. I keep strawberries and blueberries on hand at all times in the pantry now.
I did do a bit of research on freeze drying food at home and trust me you just want to buy them from the store or Amazon. The Harvest Right Small Freeze Dryer (this is not an affiliate link) is over $2,000, so unless you own a berry farm or plan to freeze dry a lot of food it probably isn’t worth investing in one.
Rolled Oats or Other Grains
Again in a traditional Muesli you find the majority of it is made up of rolled grains, it doesn’t just have to be oats, you can use rolled or flaked barley or a combination of oats and barley etc. The one requirement is that they are rolled, I’ll probably find some Barley flakes on pay-day but for now I used Old Fashioned Rolled Oats because it is what I have on hand.
Nuts or Seeds
Here’s where things get a bit tricky with this type of recipe when following Trim Healthy Mama, nuts and seeds normally have too much fat to fit with oats and fruit so we have to scale them WAY back not only because it helps to lower the fat content, but also the calories for those mama’s that count those things. Now you can leave the nuts out, or use them as a topper so that they don’t get lost in your mixed berry muesli but even in an energizing meal you need a bit of healthy fat. I added a mixture of coconut flakes and almonds to give a variety of texture to this recipe.
A Touch of Spice
In an effort to warm up our body temperature and help burn off those calories there is a touch of cinnamon added to this mixed berry muesli. Cinnamon tends to raise your body temperature and is also known to help stabilize blood sugars. Most diabetes doctors recommend taking a cinnamon supplement, or at least adding it into your diet more regularly.
The Printable Mixed Berry Muesli Recipe
- 1 cup rolled oats (toasted lightly)
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (toasted lightly)
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (toasted and chopped)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries
- ¼ cup freeze-dried blueberries
- ½ cup fresh strawberries
- 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
- Lightly toast the rolled oats, coconut flakes and almonds with the ground cinnamon in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, stiring often to prevent burning. Allow to cool.
- Combine cooled oat,coconut and almond mixture with berries in an air tight container.
- To Serve:
- The night before:
- Combine ½ cup of Muesli mix with ½ cup 0% Greek Yogurt cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
- Serve with an additional ½ cup Fresh berries in the morning.