Natural Goodness

In keeping with eating light and healthy now that the warm weather has arrived, I happened upon a recipe for homemade muesli. It makes for a perfect breakfast or satisfying snack. What is muesli? Well it is a mixture of nuts, seeds, fruits, berries and oats. It was originally created by a Swiss-German doctor, Maximilian Bircher-Brenner, who believed people could prevent disease by eating raw foods and daily exercise. I happened upon a recipe at Bon Appetit. While this recipe uses dried fruits, my version uses fresh berries from the garden since my strawberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking. There are many different recipies for meusli on the Internet, the combination of raw nuts and fruit are endless. It can be poured over yogurt, added as a topping for pancakes or waffles, or eaten alone as a cereal, just add milk. But, I enjoy eating it dry. This morning’s version did not include oats simply because I was out of oatmeal. Every mouthful was a crunchy explosion of sweet and tangy goodness.

homemade meusli


Handful of the following:


Almond slivers

Sunflower seeds (I like lightly salted)


Strawberries (sliced)


1 ripe banana (sliced)

Directions: place sliced bananas at bottom of bowl, top with nuts, then add berries. Now, all that’s left to do is enjoy the natural goodness.