Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. It is important that it is done right and not skipped at all. But many of us are not so disciplined, after all! We wake up late, get ready in a rush and have no time to sit and have a proper breakfast. So, people gravitate towards simpler and less time consuming options like toast or cornflakes. But there is something healthier than this, that will help you save time and yet provide you with all the required nourishment and nutrients. Muesli!
Muesli is a breakfast option that has high content of fiber and protein. It is a concoction of thick grains, toasted whole oats, fresh or dried fruits, seeds and wheat flakes. It doesn’t have any sugar-coated grains and makes it a healthier breakfast option than the other cereals.
What are the benefits of muesli?
Muesli is great for your digestive system because of its high fiber content. It is made up of whole grains and it also has very few calories. The whole grains help in boosting your metabolism and also keeps you fuller for a longer time period. Studies have shown that oats can help you lose weight. Muesli is basically an oat fiber called beta-glucan and according to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, beta-glucan can help control your cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy!
Now, muesli can be transformed into many tasty and healthy dishes. You can have them in varied forms everyday to break the routine.
Here are some ways how to eat muesli
1. With milk
The simplest and the most fulfilling way to have muesli is with milk. Whether hot or cold milk is up to you. Have it the way you will have cereals, and chop some fresh strawberries to add some freshness and nutrition to your meal.
2. Have it raw
Raw muesli can be one of the best munchies. If you go to the office and require something to munch on in the evening to push away those cravings, muesli can be a perfectly healthy option for you. Keep them in a sealed pouch with you and munch on them whenever you feel like it.
3. Muesli chaat
If you find yourself unable to build a taste for muesli or just find it “not that tasty” then you can add some desi twist to it and make a chaat out of it. You can add some sprouts or paneer to it to increase the protein content, squeeze some lemon juice and add some spices to get a lip smacking muesli chaat.
So, go and have a healthy breakfast with these muesli recipes!