High-Energy Breakfast Smoothie With Muesli

Fruit, goat’s milk yogurt, and homemade muesli combine for an all you need day starter that’s delicious and ultra thick.
This is a great healthy muesli recipe.  It is a bowl of cereal in a glass with all your added extra ingredients for a healthy balanced meal.
It doesn’t seem so strange to add oats to your smoothies but muesli is not something we are used to adding to a drink.  Muesli gives this smoothie a rich toasted taste.  With a first taste of sesame, followed by the sharpness of romaine lettuce, you are left with a pleasant sweet lingering taste from this green thickie.

Ingredients:

For muesli:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
For smoothie:
  • 2 cups goat’s or cow’s milk vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 bananas, sliced.

High-Energy Breakfast Smoothie With Muesli

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a large, heavy baking sheet.Toss the rolled oats, almonds, buckwheat groats, wheat germ, and ground flaxseeds in a large bowl to blend.Combine the honey, canola oil, and orange peel in a small, heavy saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove the honey mixture from the heat and stir in the almond extract.

Stir the honey mixture into the oat mixture, and spread on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes. Cool completely (the mixture will crisp as it cools).
Stir in the dried cherries, apricots, and raisins.

Combine the yogurt, berries, and bananas in a blender until smooth and thick, stopping the machine and stirring occasionally as needed.
Divide the yogurt mixture among 4 wide-mouth glasses. Sprinkle 2/3 cap of muesli over each serving and serve immediately. Store remaining muesli in an airtight jar or resealable plastic bag for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional facts:

Serves 4. Per serving: 307 calories, 27% fat (9 g; 1.4 g saturated), 63% carbs (48 g), 10% protein (8 g), 5 g fiber, 137 mg calcium, 1.4 mg iron, 46 mg sodium.

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