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The Ultimate Breakfast

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We enjoy our own version of müsli just about every single morning and never seem to tire of it.  Most of the ingredients are available in a decent grocery store, but we have to drive to Johnson City where we shop at the Whole Foods Market .  Here’s how we make it.

  • 1/2 cup mixed thick rolled (not instant!) oats (50%) barley flakes and rye flakes (25% each)
  • 1 tbs raisins
  • 1 tsp flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbs walnuts
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • in-season fresh fruit, such as strawberries, peaches, blueberries, etc.

In a good sized individual serving bowl, mix the first six ingredients together and soak in soy milk for an hour or so at room temperature.  In the winter, we heat this in the microware for about 30 seconds to take the chill off it.  You could use regular or non-fat milk but the soy gives it better flavor.  Just make sure to use regular and not flavored soy milk.

Slice, dice, or otherwise prepare the fruit and add to the bowl. Apples, bananas and canned pineapple is always available and are standard in our mix.  Now add whatever other fruit that is in season until your bowl is as full as you can get it. There really isn’t a downside to overeating this stuff.

Top with a generous dollop of plain, non-fat yogurt and sprinkle with a teaspoon of wheat germ. The whole thing now looks like an ice cream sundae.

Enjoy!

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