A delicious bowl full of wholesome ingredients and essential nutrients, so easy to make that the kids can do it themselves.
My kids have been currently obsessed with this overnight muesli. They want it every other morning, and even happy to put it together the previous night themselves so they wake up to a surprise.
Why is this muesli healthy?
Muesli could be made in a number of variations. It could be made as healthy as you want, if you stick to clean and nutritious ingredients. This overnight muesli contains:
- 5 grain muesli mix provide various vitamins and minerals. It also makes the muesli very filling. We buy ours (pictured above) from Aldi. You can find similar muesli mixes from Al-natura as well. Check the ingredients at the back and avoid the ones having additional sugar.
- Flaxseeds is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and other unique plant compounds. To obtain their maximum health benefits, flaxseeds should be consumed crushed or grounded rather than whole. Other than the nutrients, flaxseeds adds a nice texture to the muesli.
- Chia seeds aid in digestion and are also a good source of anti-oxidants. They are best consumed after being soaked into liquids for a few hours. Adding them to our overnight muesli is a fabulous way of getting their benefits and to make our muesli thick and creamy.
- Wild blueberries are packed with anti-oxidants and fiber. They are also sweeter than the usual blueberries. These provide natural sweetness and flavor to the muesli, making it delicious.
- Full-fat Milk provides the muesli with calcium and Vitamin B12. Use milk from grass fed cows, which is more nutritious than other varieties.
- Optional Toppings added just before serving imparts a lovely color pop and texture to the muesli, making it even more attractive for kids. You could add fresh fruits like banana, apple or fresh berries, or dried fruits and nuts.
Where to buy the ingredients from?
- Ground/crushed Flaxseeds: You can find flaxseeds sometimes at Aldi (pictured above) or at well stocked grocery stores like Rewe, Hit, Edeka etc. DM and Rossmann also carry them at their Bio/food section. If you cant find crushes flaxseeds, you can buy them whole and grind them at home. Store into the fridge in an airtight container to prevent them from becoming rancid.
- Chia seeds: The one pictured above is available at Aldi. You will find it stocked near the organic muesli/coconut oil. You can also find it at well stocked grocery stores and at bio/food section of DM and Rossmann.
- Wild blueberries: The one pictured above could be found in the freezer section at Edeka.
- Toppings (wild berries and Quinoa): The one pictures above are from Aldi (stocked near bio muesli). There are a few other variations as well.
- Basic Muesli (5 Korn): There are 2 variations of organic Muesli available at Aldi. We prefer the one with a mix of 5 grains.
- Milk: We prefer using the one pictured above from Aldi (with 3.5% fat).
Watch my 9-year and 5-year olds preparing their muesli themselves on the video below.
- ½ cup (50 grams) basic muesli mix
- ½ Tbsp ground/crushed flaxseeds
- ½ Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup (30 grams) frozen wild blueberries
- 1 cup (200 ml) full fat milk
- (optional) toppings of choice (or fresh fruits/berries)
- Add all the muesli ingredients (except the toppings) into a bowl. Mix until well incorporated. The chia seeds should soak well into the liquid.
- Cover and leave on room temperature (but cooler than 22 degrees) overnight.
- Next morning, add your preferred toppings and enjoy.
- The given quantities are for one portion. If making bigger quantity, you could double or triple the ingredients.
- Please note that the muesli will absorb the milk overnight, so do not reduce the milk content.
- If it is too hot for the muesli to be left on room temperature overnight, you could leave it into the fridge overnight too. It might take it longer for the muesli to soak the liquid in that case.