The recipe that started it all…
2kg of homemade muesli (over 30 serves) – for only $20.
This muesli is high in protein and fibre, and low GI – so it will keep you full for a while. The seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, plus vitamins & minerals such as Vit E, iron, zinc & magnesium.
- 500g rolled oats
- 500g processed bran (All Bran works too)
- 250g (1 packet) pumpkin seeds – also called pepitas
- 2 cups sunflower seeds
- 1 cup linseed – also called flaxseed
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 cups puffed rice
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds (only because I had them lying around)
- Good sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients.
- Add milk or yoghurt and top with fresh strawberries, frozen blueberries, a touch of honey or whatever you like:)
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating says that 1/4 cup (30g) of muesli is 1 serve from the breads/cereals food group, but I eat a little more than that for breakfast as it is often the only meal I get before mid-afternoon. Based on my serving size of 1/2 cup (60g) – you should get 31 serves out of this muesli – about a month’s worth of breakfast’s. That’s 64 cents per day!
Serving size: 60g
Energy: 1065 kj (254 cal)
Fat: 15 g (3.2g saturated)
Carbs: 19.6g (2.4g sugar)