When you find that breakfast that is perfect enough for every day because it tastes so darn good and it is a nutritional goldmine - it’s pretty tough to get it off your mind. Welcome to the perfect summer breakfast routine - soaked muesli. Think of it as a cold, amped up oatmeal, or "overnight oats" as its called in some circles.
We'll get to the simple prep and deliciousness in a sec, but first a moment on the funcionality - the simple practice of soaking grains allows the organisms and enzymes to break down within the grain and start to neutralize the phytic acid. Phytic acid is found within the hulls of nuts, seeds, and grains (things that our muesli is chalk-full of) and can be tough for your body to fully digest. By soaking your muesli in a dairy milk, nut milk, yogurt (you get the idea, any liquid) you are helping your body not only absorb the nutrients in your breakfast bowl, but you are giving your digestive system a serious helping hand.
Now on to the good stuff. Check out these simple instructions to take the thought out of breakfast. So you can go on conquering the day.
The Seven Sundays Morning Routine: Soaked Muesli
1/2 c Muesli + 1/3 c Milk (dairy or non), yogurt, or fruit juice.
If you are like us, go by feel. After a few days of soaking, you will figure out what your desired consistency is and you will be ready to ditch the measuring cup. #trustyourself
As far as the liquid goes- that is entirely up to you-whatever almond milk, coconut milk, or yogurt you have in your fridge- it will pair perfectly with your muesli.
Once you add your desired liquid, let the muesli and milk do their thing. AKA enjoy your morning coffee, pack the lunch boxes, etc. Muesli can be soaked up to overnight, but no worries if you forget to start the process the night before...you will even notice that after only 10-15 minutes of muesli soaking in liquid, the grains start to soften up and the magic starts to happen.
After you have finished the soaking process, top with fresh fruit, your favorite yogurt, peanut butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, a sprinkle of toasted coconut…
You get the idea- the options are endless. The result never gets old. We will continue to update our latest soaked muesli inspirations and creations to the blog and to our Instagram as we move into the summer months (come on Minnesota, bring us some warmer days, so we can truly enjoy chilled muesli mornings). And we'd love to see your creations! Be sure to use #shareyoureveryday so we can see and share!
Enjoy your morning!