Friday, 5 April 2013


“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” - Lewis Carroll
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only is breakfast the first food and drink your body has had in many hours, but studies find that what you eat for breakfast influences what you eat the rest of the day. Also, people who eat a good healthful breakfast are much less likely to be obese and have diabetes than those who don’t eat breakfast. The most important advice to take heed of is to eat breakfast every day, without exception. This one action alone can make a huge, positive difference in your health. But biscuits, a doughnut or a muffin doesn't count! The key is to choose energy enhancing, health-invigorating foods. Here is a good suggestion: Muesli, served with low fat milk. A cup or two of green tea and a glass of freshly squeezed juice will complete the good breakfast.

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
Handful of dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
Lightly toast all of the bran, wheat germ and oats in a hot oven, turning constantly so that they don’t burn. Remove from oven and toast the nuts and seeds also in the same way. Allow to cool. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, wheat germ, wheat bran, oat bran, dried fruit, nuts, sugar, and seeds. Mix well. Store muesli in an airtight container. It keeps for 2 months at room temperature.
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This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. I think the problem is that half the world's citizens are Morning People and half are Evening People. Morning People bounce out of bed, make a proper breakfast and prepare for work in time. Evening People fall out of bed, are grumpy till noon and have nothing more than a coffee for breakfast.

    While what you say makes perfect sense, I cannot see a way around the problem that Evening People are rushed, disorganised and grumpy at 7.30 AM.

  2. I'm a porridge freak. It's easy and filling but my dad would go mad if he knew I sweetened it (artificially). It was salt or nothing in his bowl!