Fresh muesli, moist from soaking and rich with juicy fruit, is a revelation to those who have only eaten dried muesli. It has the soft consistency of porridge but the freshness of raw ingredients. This one is chock-full of both dried and ripe fresh fruit, making it a very satisfying way to start the day.
This makes a wonderful breakfast for those who do not eat dairy products. If you do eat dairy products, consider serving a large spoonful of plain yogurt on top of your muesli or perhaps layering it with yogurt, like a sundae. * Use nectarines or firm pears instead of sharon fruit. * Substitute a handful of dried cherries for the dried apricots. * Use pear juice or white grape juice instead of apple juice. * Decorate each serving with fresh cherries instead of pomegranate seeds or blueberries.
Porridge oats are an excellent source of soluble fibre which can help to reduce high blood cholesterol levels. * Sunflower seeds are a rich source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to protect cell membranes from damage by free radicals (thus helping to protect against heart disease and cancer). They also provide useful amounts of the B vitamins B1 and niacin, and the mineral zinc. * Dried figs are a good source of potassium, calcium and iron as well as fibre, both soluble and insoluble (which helps to prevent constipation).
E * B1, C, iron * B2, folate, niacin, calcium, potassium, zinc