Make breakfast count! Start your day with this delicious bowl of high fibre oats, seeds and nuts, topped with calcium-rich yoghurt.
- B Breakfast
- VG Vegetarian
- GUT Gut-healthy
- Prep time 10 mins
- Serves 8
- Difficulty easy
- Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for use.
- When serving, add dried fruit or seasonal fresh fruit as desired. Serve with milk (or almond or soy milk) and yoghurt.
For perimenopausal women: Add 2 dessertspoons of freshly ground linseeds and serve with whole soybean soy milk.
For extra calcium: Add unhulled sesame seeds (NB: unhulled sesame seeds have 10 times the calcium of regular sesame seeds).
For lowering cholesterol: Add oat bran or rice bran and psyllium husks, which contain soluble fibre and can help to lower cholesterol.
By Jean Hailes naturopath and herbalist Sandra Villella
These muesli ingredients provide a great start to the day: rolled oats have a low glycaemic index and keep blood sugar levels steady. Oats also contain soluble fibre which can help to lower LDL/'bad' cholesterol.
The seeds provide extra fibre and together with nuts add extra nutrients and essential fatty acids. Coconut adds extra flavour and the yoghurt and milk/soy milk add a calcium boost.