It’s almost the new year, which means many of us have started contemplating our New Year’s Resolutions. Often, these are health-oriented. Which is great! It’s why I’m discussing a very simple Muesli with Yogurt recipe in this post.
It’s an easy way to make eating a healthy breakfast an everyday habit, since you can make it the night before. You’ll also find a few ingredient tips that will help promote weight loss and weight maintenance.
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Mu Mu’s Original Berry Yogurt With Muesli Recipe
Have you ever tried a Muesli with Yogurt Parfait or Breakfast Bowl? There are plenty of delicious ways to eat muesli, of course. Cold muesli and milk is tasty, and so is hot muesli oatmeal. And perhaps Swiss Muesli, aka “refrigerator overnight oatmeal,” is the most popular. However, today’s muesli recipe covers an all-too-often-overlooked way to prepare muesli: yogurt with muesli. The following is a simple vegan recipe involving antioxidant-rich berries, organic Mu Mu Muesli, and yogurt.
Now this is the trifecta of perfect: sample, fast, and easy! This vegan breakfast recipe has the potential to make a significant dent in your weight loss diet or clean eating meal plan!
You really have a lot of freedom in how you decide to arrange the ingredients. If you want, you can simply pour the yogurt in a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
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Alternatively, you can layer the ingredients to create a gorgeous parfait. This is a fun way to make food look even more beautiful, and it’s great for holiday brunches or breakfast in bed on special occasions like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.
Vegan Pumpkin Parfait with Cashew Milk Yogurt
1 Cup Muesli
1 Cup Organic Pumpkin Parfait
2.5 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Seeds
1 Cup Cashew Yogurt
A Dash of Cinnamon or Nutmeg
Chia Seed & Muesli Vegan Parfait
- Use a blender to mix the date syrup, water, and frozen berries. Pour into the four glasses or jars.
- Next, combine the dates, vanilla, and almond milk to the blender. Once thoroughly combined, pour into a small bowl. This is your “vegan yogurt.” Allow this to sit for 6 minutes, and then divide evenly between the four glass containers.
- Before serving, add the muesli and fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Rainbow Fruit Parfait*
Fresh, colorful fruit:
Simply layer the yogurt, muesli, and fruit in a glass mason jar or cup.
Why This Muesli Recipe is Key for Weight Loss in 2020
There are a few qualities about this muesli recipe that help with weight loss:
- Dietary Fiber: Fiber is crucial to losing weight or maintaining your healthy weight because it expands in the stomach and helps you feel full longer.
- Healthy Fats: Healthy fats help us feel full longer, and they promote a healthy metabolism.
- Protein: The yogurt is a great vegan sources of protein. Remember, there are plenty of good vegan yogurt options such as cashew yogurt or coconut yogurt. You can even make your own!
- Make Ahead Breakfast: Relieve some of your stress in the mornings by making a muesli with yogurt parfait the night before. Since it’s portable, you can even eat it on the go! Having a healthy breakfast ready will make you less likely to swing by the donut shop on your way to work!
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Not all yogurt and cereal parfaits are created equal. And, if you’re focused on a 100% clean diet, then it’s very important to know what makes a yogurt parfait healthy and what makes it a high-carb mass of inflammatory fats and butters! And that’s why I suggest you check out this list of mistakes to avoid.
1. The first mistake is using granola.
Some of the likely health benefits of muesli include:
- Enhanced concentration and alertness
- Feeling full longer
- Reduced symptoms related to IBS
- Weight loss
- More energy!
- Stronger immune system
- Lower “bad” cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of developing heart disease
- Less severe pregnancy symptoms
2. Another common mistake is buying yogurt with added sugar.
Make sure to read the ingredients list carefully and avoid sugar additives. Remember, these can appear in the guise of various names. Here are some tips for choosing the healthiest yogurt (for vegetarians, as well as vegans):
- Buy plain yogurt that has between 10 and 15 grams of sugar per cup.
- Avoid sweetened or flavored yogurts, since they typically contain at least 30 grams of sugar per serving!
- Remember, there are clean natural sugar alternatives you can use to sweeten your yogurt!
- If you are a vegan, there are plenty of vegan yogurts on the market today! These can be in the form of soy, cashew, almond, cashew, cultured coconut, or hemp yogurt.
- Don’t assume that low-fat yogurt is better than full-fat yogurt. This is because many low-fat yogurts contain the highest concentrations of sugar.
- Furthermore, the fats in full-fat dairy yogurt are actually healthy. Unlike the trans fats in many packaged foods, organic dairy products contain a healthy type of fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). According to the Annual Review of Food Science Technology, CLA fats have even been linked to decreased inflammation, reduced risk of atherosclerosis, and decreased body fat, and increased lean muscle mass.
- Yogurt contains probiotics, which are live bacteria that have the power to heal literally dozens of health problems! For example, probiotics strengthen the immune system, reduce symptoms of IBS, help heal PTSD, and help fight depression naturally.
- Do not purchase yogurt with “heat treated after culturing” on the packaging. Heat kills the probiotics, which dramatically reduces the health benefits for you.
- Remember that making homemade yogurt is fairly easy, and it helps you know exactly what you’re eating!
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3. Forgetting to look at the glycemic-index of cereal and fruits.
The glycemic-index (GI) of a food is a measurement of how your body absorbs its sugar content. High GI foods are dangerous for people with diabetes, and they may increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you eat them regularly.
So, try to use whole raw fruits instead of canned fruits. And always opt for unsweetened yogurt.
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More Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
As I mentioned earlier, I am a strong believer that making new health goals from time to time is necessary! But it can seem daunting if you feel like you’ve “fallen off the wagon.” If you feel discouraged, please remember that growth isn’t always linear, and even small steps will help.
Here are some healthy make ahead breakfast ideas to get you started:
According to the “3 R’s of Habit Change“, there are three steps to making a new habit stick:
- Make it obvious
- Make it attractive
- And finally, make it easy
How to Make Healthy Plant-Based Breakfasts a Habit
“Make ahead breakfasts” are a fabulous way to make eating a healthy breakfast a habit! For example, it’s easy to make an attractive muesli with yogurt and fruit parfait. Same goes for overnight oats.
- If you’ll be doing some meal prep in the morning, assemble the ingredients the night before.
- It may also be helpful to pack the utensils you’ll need, if you’re taking your breakfast on-the-go.
- And don’t be afraid to put a post-it note on your door to remind you to grab your food before leaving! I do this all the time when I don’t want to forget something in the morning.
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What’s your favorite healthy plant-based breakfast recipe? Do you have any additional tips for forming healthy habits? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!
*Recipe adapted from Sugar Spice and Family Life’s Rainbow Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Sugar Nutrition Facts (Nutrition Data)
Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Potential Health Benefits as a Functional Food Ingredient from the Journal of Food Science Technology
Effect of Probiotics on Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials from Nutrients Journal
How to Choose the Best Yogurt for Your Health from Healthline.com
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