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Create your own Chia Charged breakfast

July 19, 2015 0 Comments

There are so many different types of granola and muesli on the market currently but I decided to have a go at creating my own.  By doing this you can add whatever ingredients you want and like into it, plus it's so simple to do

When deciding what to use I just pulled out random, nuts, seeds and fruit that were in the cupboard and I brought a bag of muesli base mix containing oats, jumbo oat, rye flakes, barley flakes and wheat flakes (£1.89 for 1kg in Holland and Barrett).  You could just get separate oats, barley, rye, wheat if you wanted and that way you can choose which flake you want but it can work out more expensive.

This is what I included into my museli and I do have to say it is rather tasty:

  • Approximately 700g of the muesli base mix
  • 1 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of linseeds
  • 1.5 cups of coconut flakes
  • 1 cup of flaked almonds
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 0.5 cup of goji berries
  • 0.5 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 0.5 cup of dried apricots
  • 0.3 cup of chopped hazelnuts

The seeds and nuts add protein, omega 3, vitamins, magnesium, vitamins and minerals making it super healthy and the dried fruits add natural sweetness (although too much will make the suger content very high!), the oats and grains provide great slow release energy, perfect for fuelling those training sessions and keeping you going for longer.

Using this mix I decided to create some overnight oats ready to have before my morning swim.  Overnight oats are basically oats that you add liquid to and place into the fridge overnight, by the morning it's like a porridge consistency and super delicious.  (When you put your mix into the fridge make sure you cover with cling film or a lid).

I used 0.75 cup of the homemade muesli mix, 0.5 cup of milk and 0.25 cup of fromage frais.  It was really thick and tasty and fuelled my swim perfectly, if you don't like it too thick just add a little more milk.