Muesli is a fiber- and protein-rich breakfast and brunch option based on raw, rolled oats and other diverse breakfast ingredients.
What began as a dry cereal made from toasted whole oats, nuts, fruit, and wheat flakes, muesli has evolved to become a hodgepodge of a breakfast option with tons of combinations that can be soaked and essentially marinated overnight. Think grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds, and nuts. The concoction, which is full of vitamins, iron, and magnesium, can also be mixed together with milk (soy, almond, or cow), or yogurt or fruit juice, and left in the fridge overnight.
Muesli is often likened to granola, but it’s typically a more natural option with less sugar, making it the healthier option of the two.
Additionally, raw oats contain a ton of resistant starch, making muesli an extremely filling breakfast that takes a long time to digest. As the resistant starch is broken down in your stomach, digestive acids that suppress your appetite are released and your metabolism speeds up, so you’ll burn more calories in less time.