Aboard the Celebrity Ship Millennium, we had the pleasure of sailing in Aqua Class. This allowed us exclusive access to a restaurant called, Blu. Breakfast was served each morning and we always found the time to grab a bite before heading out on one of our amazing adventures. Every morning I found myself ordering the table side prepared muesli (you can see a not so great picture of it below). Blu offers "clean cuisine" so the oats were soaked in soy milk, honey to sweeten and plenty of raw nuts and fruit to top. A lovely girl named Mei would make my muesli every morning and I joked to my husband that I needed to hire her full time to make it for me at home (dreaming doesn't cost a thing right!). After quickly remembering that I am not in fact a real "celebrity" and that Mei would be staying on the Millennium after I departed, I decided I would have to learn to make muesli myself.
The only time consuming task to making muesli is soaking some oats or flaked spelt, but if you can remember to throw it in the fridge overnight then you are only a few minutes away from the most luxurious breakfast around. What is beautiful about muesli is that you can make it however you like. Change up the fruit according to season and vary the nuts depending on your mood. You could even make this dish completely gluten-free by ensuring your oats and granola are certified free of gluten. I also decided to sprout some hull-less oats and buckwheat groats overnight for some additional "nutrients" and crunch.
I guess there really is no denying that August is here. The black-eyed Susan's are a beautiful, but sad reminder that summer is coming close to an end.
How to Prepare Muesli
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats or spelt flakes
1/2 cup milk of your choice (I prefer almond, soy, or goats milk)
1/4 cup granola
1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnut, almonds, etc.
1/4 cup dried raisins or cranberries
1/4 cup sprouted grains (oats and buckwheat)
3-4 oz yogurt or skyr (plain or vanilla)
Sweetener such as maple syrup or honey (I used Birch Syrup from Canada)
Milk of your choice
Fresh fruit to top (blueberries)
In a small bowl combine the oats/spelt flakes with the 1/2 cup of milk and let the whole thing sit covered, overnight in the refrigerator. The oats/spelt will soak up the milk and become soft. Add your soaked oats/spelt to a large bowl and add a spoonful each of the granola, nuts, dried fruit and sprouted grains (adding more or less depending on your preference). Add 3-4 oz of yogurt or skyr, a drizzle of your choice of sweetener and a little bit more milk to thin it out. Mix everything together until it is well combined. Add some fresh fruit to top. (You could also add extra nuts or sweetener on top if you prefer)