Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Real Food: Muesli with Sweet Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Muesli, originally from Switzerland, is a mixture of dried fruit, nuts, uncooked oats, and other whole grains.  It's very simple to create your own Muesli mix based on your family's preferences, but we buy this one ready-made.

You can use Muesli in many ways, but we like to make it the traditional Swiss way by mixing it with yogurt.  If mixing water with your yogurt sounds off-putting to you (it did to me the first time!) trust the process.  Add more or less water to adjust the consistency to your own preference.  I prefer mine to be on the thick side, but adding a full 1/2 C in this recipe gives you something a bit more thinned out.

Our kids love Muesli.  Hudson often has some for lunch, and the girls like to take it to school in a thermos.  It's not just for breakfast; it's great any time of day.  The oats and fruit plump up with the yogurt, and you'll get a nice bit of protein too.

Last week we got about 6 inches of snow, and after two hours of shovelling, Hudson came inside, called grandpa to see how much snow they'd gotten at the farm, then dug in to a bowl of muesli.

(My son is adorable.)

Muesli with Sweet Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1 C Fage Greek Yogurt
1/4 C Muesli (Bob's Red Mill or your own creation)
1/4 to 1/2 C Cold Water
1T Stevia in the Raw or other sweetener
1 t Vanilla extract

Mix and refrigerate at least one hour or overnight (best.)

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