If you told me I’d be giving up my sugary-y cereal-in-a-box to eat homemade-mush in the morning, I’d say, “No way.” But that’s what I did – happily. After reading an article about all the processed stuff that was going into my Kellogg’s products and also thinking it might be healthier to stop shoveling down so much wheat, I found Dr. Oz’s recipe for his “Muesli Power Breakfast” and decided to try it (with my own modifications).
Who knew uncooked rolled oats could be so tasty? Who knew almond milk could be so tasty?
Here’s Dr. Oz’s version:
1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
Mix together the uncooked rolled oats, milk, ground flaxseed and nuts and refrigerate overnight. Add berries in the morning.
I substituted almond milk for the 2% cow’s. I added more flaxseed (it reminds me of wheat germ, which I actually like). I passed on the berries and used more nuts instead, plus a squirt of honey.
I guess berries are important, antioxidant wise, so I’ll probably use them at some point. Or maybe a banana. I’m just so not a fruit lover. Nuts are the food of the gods for me.
The point is that muesli is filling and delicious and I couldn’t be more surprised about it.