Looking for ways to switch up your breakfast routine? While toast and butter or a moreish sugary cereal may taste delicious, there’s a far healthier (and equally as delicious) option to consider. Yep, we’re talking about muesli…
Museli can be one of the healthiest cereals out there.1 It originates from Switzerland and contains a whole host of ingredients that provide energy and various essential nutrients.2
Muesli is similar to granola; however, it tends to be healthier due to its lower sugar content. You can eat it dry, soak it overnight in water, or pour some milk (plant or dairy) over it just before you eat.3
Muesli typically contains a whole range of healthy ingredients, and you’ll find many different options in the shops. It’s also reasonably easy to make yourself if you want it to feature specific items. Typical ingredients in muesli include things like:
Now you know what’s in most mueslis, it’s worth learning how those ingredients could impact your body. Here’s just a handful of potential muesli benefits:
Muesli can be low sugar and low salt, especially if you choose to make it yourself. This is excellent news for your body, but especially your teeth and heart.6
As you can see from its list of ingredients above, muesli has the potential to pack a real punch with its nutritional profile. Dried fruits are a great source of specific vitamins, while whole grains contain a range of minerals and proteins.7
You’ve probably been told before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides us with much-needed energy – and that’s particularly true if you eat a bowl of muesli. Muesli is brimming with fibre and protein thanks to its ingredients, meaning it’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer.8
Keen enjoy a mouth-watering bowl of muesli every morning? Here are a few simple recipes to try9:
Toast one cup of rolled oats in the oven and then combine with ¼ cup toasted coconut flakes, ¼ cup toasted almonds and ¼ cup of dried fruit of your choice.
Stick with a classic combo by stirring one cup of rolled oats with ¼ cup of dried fruit and ¼ cup of toasted nuts. You could also add a teaspoon of chia seeds or top your muesli with freshly sliced banana.
If you love this autumnal flavour, try mixing one cup of oats with ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup nuts, a handful of dried cranberries and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice (typically cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves).
Haven’t got time to make your own muesli? Check out our full range of delicious and nutritious muesli options from various well-known brands.
Last updated: 8 April 2021
Joined Holland & Barrett: Aug 2020
Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology Engineering and BSc in Dietetics
Andrea started her career as a clinical dietitian and lecturer at a university hospital, managing the dietetic treatment of patients with various diseases, and giving lectures in nutrition for medical students.
Later she worked as a Product Developer at a sport nutrition company where she developed food supplements and fortified foods, and ensured that the products complied with the relevant regulations.