Having a Thermomix has definitely opened up my eyes to a whole new way of eating and preparing food. It has allowed me to explore other options to not only reduce additives, preservatives and sugars but also save bucket loads of money along the way. Although this recipe isn't necessarily a Thermomix one it is a great way to control what you are eating and save money by not buying store bought processed cereals.
For me I love a Bircher Muesli. I actually get excited about breakfast so I always look forward to my bowl of goodness in the morning.
You can make yours up however you like but at the moment mine consists of:
- 700g organic rolled oats
- 100g flaked almonds
- 100g pepitas
- 100g sunflower seeds
- 100g sultanas
- 100g cranberries
- 100g flaxseeds/linseeds
I do mill the flaxseeds on Speed 8 for 3-5 seconds first so that your body can actually digest and extract the goodness from them. If you don't have flaked almonds, chuck your raw/toasted almonds in the Thermomix on Speed 6 for 3-5 seconds.
Some other items you could add to your mix are shredded coconut, diced apricots (done in Thermomix), prunes, dates, chia seeds, cacao, walnuts, macadamias, cashews - pretty much any combination you see at the shops.
As a cost comparison, the above blend will cost me $7.25 for 1.3kg of cereal. If I was to buy a premium brand of cereal from the shops, the same amount would cost me around $18!!
That's about a $10 saving just on my cereal each fortnight.
Each morning I add some Thermomix yoghurt (this alone saves me about $650 per year!!) some maple syrup and blueberries. Not only is this a fantastic tasting breakfast but it also keeps my tummy full until lunch.
My husband prefers his muesli toasted so I add all the dry ingredients into a deep pan, add around 100g coconut oil plus some sweetener - maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, golden syrup (as he doesn't do yoghurt on his). Toss this through then bake at about 160deg for 30 minutes stirring it every 10 minutes.
Enjoy. Eb x