Last night I was debating on what to do for a new breakfast that was Trim Healthy Mama approved. I craved Muesli type cereal. I wanted something easy, tasty and yummy, grain free too.
I had many varieties of nuts on hand, coconut milk, kefir and yogurt. I also had some fresh and oh so ripe strawberries. I was mulling over my previous recipes. My old go-to Strawberry and Oat Muesli was the basis for this new recipe, as well as some ideas from my Super Food Breakfast Bars mix.
This is truly a Super Food meal. Full of omega-3’s and other healthy fats, B vitamins, phosphorus and magnesium. Loaded with enzymes and healthy protein too.
- 1 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
- 1 cup hulled raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup whole almonds (soaked and dehydrated are best)
- 1/2 cup hulled raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup walnuts (soaked and dehydrated are best)
- stevia to taste (or other on plan sweetener)
- strawberries (optional)
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
- Chop the measured out one cup of almonds and add to bowl.
- Chop the measured out walnuts and add to the bowl. It is important to measure them out before you chop or you will add too many and the numbers will be different.
- Mix all well.
- Measure out 1/3 cup of the mix into your individual serving dishes.
- Add 3 sliced or diced strawberries to each bowl.
- Add your choice of milk, kefir or yogurt, stir to mix well. I prefer almond or coconut milk.
- Add stevia to taste and mix again.
For my kiddos I added honey to their bowls. They love that.
Enjoy this mouth watering taste but tantalizing super simple dish!
What a wonderful idea this Good Morning Trail Mix Muesli was and Super Easy to whip up! It is truly a go-to meal now.
What if you do not have all the ingredients on hand? Well, use what you have that is similar, although I will not be able to guarantee that it will remain on-plan. You will have to check the number yourself for those subs you make.
Are you concerned about carb numbers? Remember the serving size is 1/3 cup, which is very satisfying. Check these stats out:
Coconut Flakes 1 cup 20.8gram of carbs 11.2 grams fiber 9.6 net carbs
Pumpkin Seeds 1 cup 20 grams 14.4 grams of fiber 5.6 net carbs
Almonds 1 cup 44.8 grams 26.4 grams of fiber 18.4 net carbs
Sunflower Seeds ½ cup 13.51 grams 7.6 grams of fiber 5.91 net carbs
Walnuts ½ cup 8.23 grams 4 grams of fiber 4.23 net carbs
Strawberries 3 2.64 grams .6 grams of fiber 2.04 net carbs
That’s 4.578 net carbs per serving with out milk
Concerned about protein? You get:
10 grams of protein with out the milk options.
Add your milk into the mix and you need to add this:
Carbs from Milks and Dairy Free Options
Whole Milk Kefir 9 gram for 1 cup ¼ cup has 2.25 net carbs
Whole Fat Yogurt 11.42 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 2.85 net carbs
0% Greek Yogurt 9 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 2.25 net carbs
Full Fat Coconut Milk 6.36 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 1.59 net carbs
Light Coconut Milk 6.1 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 1.52 net carbs
Almond Milk .6 grams net carbs for 1 cup ¼ cup has .15 net carbs
Whole Milk Kefir 10 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 2.5 grams of protein
Whole Fat Yogurt 8.5 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 2.12 grams of protein
0% Greek Yogurt 20 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 5 grams of protein
Full Fat Coconut Milk 4.56 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has 1.14 grams of protein
Light Coconut Milk 3 – 1 grams for 1 cup (depending on brand) 1/4 cup has .75-.25 grams of protein
Almond Milk 1.5 grams for 1 cup ¼ cup has .375 grams of protein
So if I chose the kefir option that would bring me up to 6.828 net carbs with 1/4 cup of kefir and 12.5 grams ofprotein.
Why did I give you all this information? So you can have an informed choice. For me, if I can eat dairy (and I can), I would more often choose the 0% Greek Style Yogurt for this meal for the larger amounts of protein. But you don’t have to. No matter what you choose, this will be a super good start to your day.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I have. Let me know what you come up with. It is very versatile. Enjoy!