Source: Today’s Dietitian
According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines adults should be consuming 25-35 grams of fiber per day. However, it is estimated that the average American consumes 15 grams or less per day. Fiber has many known benefits such as reducing risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease, helping with weight management, and maintaining colon health.
This recipe is an easy way to have a readily available source of fiber for a hot breakfast meal. You could also add this on top of another favorite cereal that may be lacking in fiber.
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup red currants
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/4 cup almonds, slivered
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, currants, raisins, coconut, almonds, walnuts and cinnamon.
- Stir ingredients until they’re well mixed.
- Store muesli in an airtight container. (Muesli can be stored for several months.)
- Combine ½ cup muesli with 1 cup water and add a dash of vanilla, if desired.
- Microwave on high for three minutes.
- Top with ½ teaspoon ground flaxseed.
- Bring 1 cup water to boil for each serving of muesli.
- Stir in muesli.
- Simmer three to five minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Add vanilla, if desired and ½ teaspoon ground flaxseed per serving.