I first discovered muesli while traveling in Prague. I had heard of the stuff before and imagined it to be similar to granola. Not expecting much I gave it a try and was immediately hooked. Coming back to the US, where we just don’t do muesli right, I sought to make my own version.
What exactly is muesli? It’s a mixture of nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruits and spices. Typically uncooked, it can be mixed (or soaked) with milk or yogurt, or eaten dry. It’s hugely popular in Europe. While it has similar ingredients to granola, muesli doesn’t contain added oils or sugars, and it can be eaten raw.
This muesli recipe is soaked in the refrigerator and eaten cold, giving it a similar texture to overnight oats. Topped with pistachios and blood oranges this recipe makes for a bright, naturally sweet breakfast. Blood oranges are akin to the more common varieties of orange found in the supermarket, but they are less acidic and slightly sweeter. Plus their bright reddish-purple flesh looks oh-so-pretty on top of your muesli bowl.
Pistachio and Blood Orange Muesli
Makes 2 servings
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 8oz Vanilla Enu
- 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
- Blood orange, thinly sliced
- Combine oats, chia seeds, almond butter and Enu in a small bowl. Stir well until all ingredients are combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to serve, spoon into two bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons of pistachios and blood orange slices. If desired, add more Enu for a thinner consistency.
Nutrition per Serving: 518 calories, 19 grams protein, 26 grams fat (3.4 grams saturated), 57 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fiber
Alissa Rumsey RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS
Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS is a registered dietitian and certified strength and conditioning coach with a private practice in New York City. You can follow her on Twitter @AlissaRumseyRD or visit her website at www.AlissaRumsey.com