Energize your day with these healthy berry muesli breakfast bowls! Wholesome soaked grains topped with fresh fruit and nuts for a satisfying meal.
Are you looking to energize your day with a healthy and delicious meal? The quickest solution is to incorporate a rainbow of colors into berry muesli breakfast bowls. Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of vitamin, minerals and phytonutrients only found in plants. Plus this recipe provides a balance or protein, fiber, carbohydrates and healthy fats.
Each serving is packed with wholesome nourishing ingredients, so you can be a rockstar throughout the day!
What is muesli? Great question! Muesli in a mixture of unprocessed whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruit and spices. Unlike oatmeal which you cook, muesli can be enjoyed cold with your favorite kind of milk, yogurt, hot water, or you can soak them as overnight oats.
It’s very popular in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and is a much healthier alternative to those sugary cereals. You can customize each breakfast bowl day after day, so you never get bored!
The muesli for this recipe is soaked in almond milk, and I topped it with lots of fresh berries like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and a few slices of banana. I love some crunch, so I also added almonds, pecans, pepitas and dried coconut flakes. There will be no leftovers of this tasty muesli breakfast bowl!
I’ve been a consistent oatmeal consumer for years and have even added it to my morning smoothie when I’m in a hurry. However after recently trying my first bowl of muesli at an incredible food photography workshop taught by Lindsay of Pinch of Yum, it’s going into my morning mix! This photo is actually from that training, what do you think?
A local Minnesota company called Seven Sundays provided the muesli for our breakfast and photography morning practice. Their products are a wholesome mix of gluten free oats, sorghum, and buckwheat, nuts, seeds and spices, lightly sweetened with sun-dried fruit and a touch of organic honey. The muesli served in our photography class was soaked overnight, so it was tender and creamy like oatmeal but with more texture, it was delicious! How will you serve your muesli? What toppings will you add?
Are there any health benefits of soaking the grains in the muesli before eating?
When you soak the grains in cold liquid before eating the muesli, some amazing things happen. Soaking the grains allow the organisms and enzymes to break down within the grain, and the phytic acid begins to neutralize. Why is this important? The phytic acid is present in the hulls of grains, as well nuts and seeds and difficult for your body to digest. This allows your body to absorb minerals like calcium, iron and zinc more readily, yay! If you want to give your digestive system a little help and unlock the nutrition in your food, this is a great simple step to boost your meal. (Source: Seven Sundays)
- 1 cup muesli
- 2/3 cup milk , (dairy, almond, cashew, coconut, rice, soy)
- 1 cup berries , (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry or blueberry)
- Place 1/2 cup of muesli into each bowl. Add 1/3 cup milk, top with fruit and other toppings if desired, enjoy!
- Add 1 cup muesli to a medium sized bowl, add 2/3 cup milk and soak 20 minutes or overnight. The longer the soak, the more tender the muesli will be. Serve soaked muesli and top with fruit and additional toppings.
- Add 1/2 cup of muesli into each bowl. Add 1/2 cup hot water to each bowl. Allow to steep for about 3 minutes until liquid is absorbed and tender. Top with berries and other toppings.