The idea of Muesli was introduced to my world during Vegetarian cuisine in college, while some of my classmates were doing a presentation about fermented foods. Muesli is an uncooked cereal-like grain based food, typically oats, combined with dry fruits, nuts, nuts and seeds, and soaked with foods like yogurt, milk, milk alternative or fruit juice to soften, and in a way, “cook” the grains before consuming them. You can eat Muesli both hot or cold but in this case we made the recipe cold, and nevertheless, hearty.
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Though you can simply mix all the ingredients in one take and begin eating them, the beauty behind this quick dish is the fact that you can make it a fermented food by mixing all the ingredients overnight with an active probiotic food (like a coconut yogurt).
By adding a scoop of protein, this delicious breakfast becomes high in protein, active in beautiful gut-friendly bacteria, and a balanced breakfast to start your morning. Use you preferred plant-based yogurt and use this recipe as a guideline - you can combine any dry fruits, nuts and seeds you may prefer. As you can tell, Muesli is incredibly versatile.
For basics, use a ratio of 4 to 1 to 1 when it comes to making any combination. 4 parts dry grains, 1 part nuts/seeds and 1 part fruits (I would say do ½ dry and ½ fresh fruits for a beautiful Instagram-able dish).
However, to make this dish macro friendly and not excessively high in carbohydrates, I’ve played ever so slightly with the ratio, taking some items eye and halving others. Another beautiful factor to note is that the protein will provide a very creamy, rich texture to the end product. This mixed with nuts and seeds adds a beautiful crunch factor.
Similarly, be careful on the sweetness - if your protein powder of choice is sweet already, and you are using an already sweet plant-based yogurt, forego or halve the quantity of honey.