Best Breakfast Ever!
Here is the recipe that all of the Ace Bloggers are talking about. The Ace of Spades. When I created the formula, er, recipe for the Magic Muesli, I chose the most highly nourishing foods I could think of, mixed them together and made them taste terrific.
This recipe is the cornerstone of my book Ace Your Health, 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck for a darned good reason. Combining these ingredients into a simple, delicious meal that can be made ahead and enjoyed in seconds just make sense in the speed of life! The right breakfast sets your blood sugar level for the day which means you will have more even energy and prevent that afternoon crash. You need about 10 grams of fibre and 10 grams of protein to set you on the right path. Each and every food in here plays a specific role:
Plain low fat yogurt (promotes bowel health)
If you can buy organic, even better. The probiotics in yogurt help set up the good bacteria in the gut. You can’t digest food without them and your immune system can’t function properly either.
Grated apple (phytonutrients)
The skin of an apple has loads of nutrients and the pulp contains pectin which will lower your cholesterol.
Oats (lowers cholesterol)
We don’t even have to cook rolled oats, simply stir them in and let them absorb some of the water that the fruits give up. Oats contain beta glucans which are an immune enhancing carbohydrate. The soluble fibre will help move cholesterol out of your system
Almonds (calcium and protein)
Nuts are high in good fats, minerals and protein. Almonds are also a good source of calcium for strong bones.
White Chia (Salba) (high in fibre)
Powerhouse little seeds that contain both types of fibre PLUS many of the minerals that the rest of our food may be missing. These babies will help control blood sugar and inflammatory markers and are a truly amazing food. You want to get a tablespoon per day which will help you feel full and turn off those hunger messages. Work your way up with these guys, if you haven’t been eating much fibre, your body will need to learn to process it.
Frozen Blueberries (phenolics; enhance memory)
Berries rank highly on the ORAC scale which is a measurement of the anti-oxidant value of foods. The frozen ones are always available and they get mushy in the mixture making it a pretty blue color!
Hemp Seeds (protein; eco-friendly)
Nature’s perfect protein containing all the amino acids of animal protein and none of the saturated fats. The good fat in these seeds is a type called GLA which is hormone regulating and very hard to get through other dietary sources.
Ground Cinnamon (lowers blood pressure)
This tree bark isn’t only delicious, it is blood pressure regulating and cancer fighting. I mean, come on! Don’t hate her ‘cause she is beautiful!
There is nothing in this breakfast that isn’t working for you, and HARD! Feel free to make a triple or quadruple batch and store it for 3-4 days. It will keep nicely and your mornings will go much more smoothly. Can’t take a minute to eat it? Put it in a blender and drink it. No excuses!
Magic Muesli (Servings: 2)
You’ll understand the magic by the third day, pinky swear!
Preparation time: 6 minutes
½ cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1 apple, grated*
1 tbsp uncooked oatmeal
1 tbsp slivered almonds
1 tbsp white chia seeds (see King of Spades)
½ cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup hulled hemp seeds (see King of Spades)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
* or ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
Mix all of the ingredients together and you will have the right amount of protein (about 10 grams), fibre and nutrients to set you up for the day. Serve immediately or cover and keep remaining portion(s) in fridge up to 3 days.