The Muesli Man
Published on: Thursday, 11 October 2012 21:24:00.
Muesli isn't just for hippies and "crunchy" types anymore. It fills the cereal aisle in the grocery store and is often considered a staple of a healthy diet. And now, the bad news: muesli does not fit into a low-carb diet!
Processed cereals usually contain lots of sugar. Even if you make your own at home, oats, barley, spelt, and rye just have too many carbs.
Muesli to serve 2:
|250 g_(10 oz)||yogurt|
|100 g_(4 oz)||crushed flaxseed|
|250 g_(10 oz)||pureed berries|
|50 g_(2 oz)||chopped or grated almonds|
Soak the flaxseed in yogurt or curd cheese until it swells slightly (about 15 minutes), so that it will be softer and have more flavor. I prefer soy yogurt, since I like the taste and it has fewer carbs. Fresh berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries are a nice addition. You can also experiment with flavors like vanilla, lemon, or orange, especially in winter when fresh berries aren't available. A little cinnamon or cocoa powder will make the muesli a true "winter wonderland". Then add the almonds. We think they taste best when coarsely ground in a hand mill. If you use enough, the muesli will be very filling!
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