As Indians living in urban cities and leading a modern fast paced life, the meal that we struggle with the most is breakfast. It is hurried; either we do not seem to find the time or we seem to not care about this important meal. We are increasingly hearing the word “Muesli” in our day to day life. Doctors recommending, friends recommending but do we know what is Muesli and how is it made? What makes it so popular with people and nutritionists alike?
Traditionally Muesli is believed to have Swiss and German origin. It was created in the 20th century by Maximilian Bircher-Benner. In its initial forms it was essentially a breakfast and brunch dish made from toasted rolled oats mixed with nuts and dried fruits. There was also a version which was the fresh Muesli, which consisted of overnight soaked oats served along with nuts.
Over time, Muesli evolved to keep pace with our lifestyles and nutrition requirements. In its current form, it often has multiple grains, nuts, seeds and dry fruits. Kellogg’s Muesli for example has 4-5 different types of grains namely – wheat, oats, rice, corn and barley. The use of multiple grains provides goodness of individual grains while enhancing the crunch and flavour of the food. This is precisely why Muesli wins over other breakfast options for me.
I always say eating is a play of all senses, the right balance of the textures, the crunch and the smoothness. Each bite of a dish needs to be enjoyed and relished, whether in a hurry or in a leisurely meal. The almonds, raisins and other fruits added to the multi grain mixture in Muesli do exactly that for me. Combine it with cold/hot milk or creamy yoghurt and you have the perfect medley of textures in your bowl and if I tell you that all this is packed with nourishment as well, won’t it be like winning the lottery?
Kellogg’s Muesli is high in nutrients like Iron, Folate, Vitamins B1, B2, B3 & B6. It is a source of fibre and if you add on the protein from milk and yoghurt and vitamins from some extra fresh fruits, it is a balanced meal for me both from the perspective of nutrition and taste.
For me Muesli is a perfect play of textures, flavours and nutrients that come together to form a great energetic and nourishing kick-start to the day.
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