Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pomegranate Muesli

I am all about the muesli lately. It all happened when I discovered that pomegranate seeds make the best friggin' muesli ever. Why?! Because they can make the bulk of your muesli instead of nuts and dried fruit, which are wonderful and nutrient-dense, but they're also crazy filling and calorie-heavy. Of course I include them in my muesli, but it's not ideal to have an entire half cup of nuts and dried fruit in my morning cereal. That's a lot. I mean, one serving of nuts is only 1/4 cup, and 1/4 cup of dried fruit is a ton of sugar. So using pomegranates? Brilliant.


Pomegranates are crunchy like a nut or seed, but sweet like dried fruit. They have the added bonus of being absolutely beautiful to look at.


Good grief. I just want a necklace made of pomegranate. I think I'd wear it every day.


Pomegranates just need to stop costing so much. And mangoes. And avocados. (Sigh.)

What foods do you LOVE that you wish were cheaper? I think if mangoes and pomegranates were cheaper, I would constantly have them in my kitchen!

Pomegranate Muesli

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1/2 cup rolled or quick oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 cup total nuts and dried fruit (I used coconut chips, sliced almonds, golden raisins, and dried cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Instructions
  1. Combine oats with dried fruit and nuts in a cereal bowl.
  2. Add pomegranate seeds. I also added sliced banana.
  3. Eat with yogurt or milk of choice.
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4 comments:

  1. Just recently I found your blog and have been trying a new recipe everyday. I love your blog and your recipes are amazing!! Thank you so much!!

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  2. I love to eat pomegranate seeds with oatmeal and greek yogurt (we call it Laban in Arabic). It's funny, it's pomegranate season here in the Middle East, and they are very cheap, 1/3 the price per kilo compared with apples (which don't grow well here in Egypt). I love apples! I dish out the extra money to have both fruits in my house though :) Mangoes are also plentiful and cheap here in Egypt.

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  3. Can I swap the pomegranate seeds and the greek yogurt for almond milk, blueberries and raspberries and a few nuts and get as much fiber and nutrition? Thanks. Diane

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    1. Well, technically, you can do whatever you want. :)

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