There’s no doubt about it: The nation sure love a bowl of muesli in the morning; especially when it’s paired with a helping of juicy fresh fruit and a good dollop of creamy yoghurt. In fact, go to a hotel breakfast buffet and you’ll no doubt find a queue of people waiting to fill their bowl with oaty deliciousness to fuel even the busiest of mornings.
Now, the bad news is that muesli (when not chosen wisely) can be laden with refined sugar to make up for the taste. I know, I know… It’s totally unnecessary; but unfortunately the Western taste has taken quite a liking to sugary cereals that even the leading muesli brands think it’s cool to mislead people in to thinking their product is ‘healthy’. I mean, you just need to look at the ingredients to see ‘sugar’ as one of the first in the list.
Nah, I think I’ll pass on that one…
The good news however, is that you can so easily make your own! As I’ve collaborated with the guys behind the Sirt Food Diet, this week I’m sharing their insane gluten free muesli recipe that contains zero crap and packs of breakfast goodness. Instead of using regular oats (which I think would also work just as well) they have used buckwheat – which is an Ancient Grain that is loaded with protein and healthy carbohydrates to keep you feeling nicely full right up until lunch. And when paired with the crunch of cacao nibs and sweetness from the heavenly dates – even the sweetest of tooths will be more than satisfied after a bowlful!
Try adjusting the portions to make a big batch, so that you can help yourself to a bowl when you’re in a morning rush…
- 20g buckwheat flakes
- 10g buckwheat puffs
- 15g coconut flakes or desiccated coconut
- 40g Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 15g walnuts, chopped
- 10g cocoa nibs
- 100g strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 100g plain Greek yoghurt (or vegan alternative, such as soya or coconut yoghurt)
- Mix all of the above ingredients together (leave out the strawberries and yoghurt if not serving straight away).