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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Muesli with Strawberries and Greek Yogurt (the best muesli ever)


Me and my mum are big muesli fan's we have a giant pull out cupboard full of nuts, seeds, oats and dried fruit. When I say full I mean it's sort of like a random bargain bin of pre-opened packets at wholefoods. In my head we even have a "muesli making station" because the pull out cupboard is right near the edge of the island and we both stand there making our muesli. If my dad is sitting on the island doing a sudoku I end up making my muesli on half of his paper.

When I started eating breakfast a few years ago I used to have this almost every morning, it's pretty much one of my favourite thing's to eat. I even went through a phase of having it for dinner as well; when I got in late and I didn't want to cook anything, this was just the cherry on top of a nice long summers day. I'll just warn you this pretty much tastes like dessert and if you're being finicity the only bad thing in it is the dark chocolate, so for something that tastes this good there's hardly anything to complain about; I just can't explain to you how amazing this is, you just need to try it.

It is the easiest thing to make for breakfast, aside from cereal; just throw it all in a bowl mix it up and eat it. I also kind of think it tastes so much better when you just mix everything together and then you don't even have to pay attention to what's on your spoon; you're pretty much guaranteed to get a bit of everything.

3 tbsp of rolled oats
1 tbsp of sunflower seeds
1 tbsp of desiccated coconut
1/2 tbsp of mixed chopped nuts
1/2 tbsp of chia seeds
20g of dark chocolate
Strawberries and Greek yogurt (or dairy free option) to serve.

Put oats, seeds, coconut, and nuts in a bowl, chop up the dark chocolate, add to the bowl and mix. Cut the strawberries into bite size pieces add to the bowl and top with greek yogurt.

Use 70% cocoa or higher chocolate to keep it healthier and I find Green & Blacks is good because it's organic and contains few ingredients. Alternatively you can use milk however I've never really liked muesli and milk so I usually stick with Greek yogurt. I also sometimes add chopped dried apricots, obviously you can go crazy and add anything in your muesli this is just my favourite flavour combination, I think I'll have a hard job trying to make one I like more.

If you love this recipe or any other muesli recipe to save time make it in a batch and store in an air tight container and just add chocolate, strawberries and Yogurt later.


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