Vegan muesli is an essential source of good nutrition, and how much you want to up that nutrition is entirely your choice. So I figure, while you have the option to take a plain bowl of oats and turn it into an amazing source of vegan nutrition, then why not do the best job possible!
Flax seed…who knew?
The key to making your normal every-day muesli into the vegan power house is quite simple. Fruits, nuts, seeds and lets not forget the addition of cinnamon and the oat milk. (or your preferred plant-based milk option). For the wow factor, I”m reading a book titled, “How Not to Die”. It’s based on reversing any and all disease simply by diet, a vegan diet in particular. I just read the chapter on organic flax seed and high blood pressure!
After reading that ground flax seed can actually reverse high blood pressure simply by adding a few tablespoons to your morning oats, I was inspired to make this version of muesli, well, the vegan muesli. Loaded with oats, a variety of fruits, and added flax seed…I’d be dumb not to eat this.
Cinnamon is my little hidden ingredient here. Not so hidden in appearance, but rather health benefits. Did you know that cinnamon can reverse diabetes? Or lower cholesterol? In addition, cinnamon is an anti-inflamatory for the body and is rich in anti-oxidants? Yes, this little sprinkle of brown is more healthy for us than we all realize. It’s been stuck in the ‘sweet’ category for too long, and I’m moving it into the “health” category. It’s another ingredient, too good to over-look.
Sometimes, the healthiest things are so simple. In this case, a simple serving of my version of vegan muesli can have a profound health effect in your health. Make a small batch, serve it up to the family-it’s a great breakfast time item, or a perfect after-noon or evening snack.
- 3 cups whole oats
- 1 ripe apple cored and cut into small squares
- 1 ripe orange peeled and cut into small squares
- 1 ripe banana optional,
- 3 cups oat milk plus more as it soaks up
- 1/3 cup ground organic flax seed
- 2-4 tsp cinnamon ceylon is best type to use.
- 1 TBS raw organic sugar or agave, if desired at all.
- trim your fruit into nice squares and toss into the bowl with the dry oats.
- add your flax seed and cinnamon on top, if you like a bit of sweetness you can add a TBS of sugar or agave too.
- add the milk, stir around and eat.
- store the rest in the fridge, it should hold for a good 3-4 days w/ out problems