MixMyOwn allowed me to create my own muesli for this article, all opinions 100% my own. Post contains affiliate links.
If you are following my health journey on Instagram then you are well aware that I love breakfast. A healthy fulfilling breakfast gets me revved for the day and makes me happy. I never skip the most important meal of the day. I post pictures almost daily of what I’m consuming in the mornings, a majority of the time I post cereal or oatmeal. I do eat eggs but limit them to a few times a week and smoothies I love as well, but cereal of any sort is my favorite. But we all know all cereals are not nutritious. I eat only organic cereal found in stores. Nothing else. This includes organic oats.
I love oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and berries with egg whites or protein powder mixed in for my protein
Organic cereal flakes with nuts, seeds, berries and milk with a side of Greek yogurt
Zeggs (If you have not got on the zeggs bandwagon yet you should.) Zeggs are zucchini eggs, similar to oatmeal minus the oats, made with shredded zucchini and egg whites and whatever spices, nuts, fruit you want. A wonderful way to have a grain-free low-carb breakfast but you still get to enjoy that oatmeal like consistency. I’ll be posting recipes soon!
Anyhow, cereal is simple, can be customized any way you like with a new flavor daily. I love cereal, but only healthy cereals. You won’t see me eating Lucky Charms anymore (though these were my favorite all my life).
I like to make homemade muesli or granola but I eat so much so have to make a ton. Making your own is budget-friendly, have you seen the prices of healthy organic cereals on shelves? I would go broke. To my surprise there are companies out there allowing you to mix your own with the flavors you love and enjoy.
MixMyOwn allows you create a healthy breakfast muesli mix by choosing every single ingredient you want. It was simple and rather fun
Choose a base of healthy grains: There are a variety of bases to choose such as five grain bircher muesli base, to gluten-free whole grain oats, whole grain honey almond vanilla granola and many more. Depending on what base you choose you’ll pay anywhere from free – $1.86
Choose your base ingredients: Grains such as organic quinoa flakes, raw wheat germ, organic millet multigrain flakes, organic maple granola and numerous others. Again, there is a charge for the ingredients you add ranging from $0.39 – $1.19
Add nutritious fruits: Mmm cereal of any sort is best with fruit, whether fresh or dried. Get those vitamins and antioxidants by choosing from over 30 dried fruits including goji berries, dates, freeze dried cranberries, organic wild blueberries and natural apples to name a few. You’ll want to add fruit to your mix.
Choose your nuts and seeds: Yep this is another must add as nuts and seeds contain healthy fats our bodies need. Natural almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, organic coconut, pumpkin seeds, organic soy beans and more can complete your mix. Choose from 20 nuts and seeds priced at $0.39 – $1.59
Add extras: Want some cinnamon flavor or chocolate cacao added in? How about hemp or vanilla? This is where you can add all those additional flavors and nutrients that are good for you.
Name your mix, choose the size you would like from 12 ounce or 1lb and you’re good to go. Just sit back and wait for your mix to arrive.
I was so excited to make a mix or two. I decided to create a fitness type blend with ingredients I knew were good for me before or after a workout. I don’t like large meals before a hard workout so cereal is a great option for me.
I knew I wanted protein and healthy carbs for this mix which I why I kept the free five grain bircher muesli base and added organic quinoa flakes. If you are not aware quinoa is high in protein and chock-full of nutrients plus it is a gluten-free food. Also for protein I added in the pumpkin seeds. 1 ounce of pumpkin seeds contain 9 grams of protein, just for a small seed, plus they are delish! I also knew I wanted to add fruits to help with muscle recovery. And those fruits that I love are peaches and cherries for their anti-inflammatory properties. To enhance the flavor I added in my favorite; cinnamon! Did you know when adding cinnamon to high carb foods such as grains, it helps with blood sugar levels?
Here’s the ingredient label for my fitness blend
Five Grain Bircher Muesli Base, Organic Quinoa Flakes, Freeze Dried Cherries, Peaches, Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Ground Cinnamon
I’m thrilled with this blend and at only 107 calories for ¼ cup serving, who could complain?
Since fall has arrived, I also created a fall flavors mix containing Five Grain Bircher Muesli Base, Natural Apples, Freeze Dried Cranberries and Natural Almonds. Simple but delightful.
Eat warmed like oatmeal, cold with milk, topped on Greek yogurt
or make a delicious cereal bar. Both blends taste fresh and were completely customized by me. I love knowing I made a wholesome mix that I can enjoy anytime of the day that includes whole grains, protein, vitamins and antioxidants and better yet I can create a new flavor at my convenience. MixMyOwn.com uses premium ingredients so you can rest-assure you are not getting any added sugars, fillers or dyes. Nope you won’t find modified corn starch, artificial flavors or colors, corn syrup -you get the point. Just wholesome ingredients that are good for you and clean!
Curious as to what the five grain bircher muesli base ingredients are?
Whole Grain Hard Red Wheat, Whole Grain Rye, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Triticale (wheat) and Flaxseed.
Though, more expensive than I would like, I am happy to know that I am eating pure cereal here with ingredients I love. No surprises in this breakfast. I’ll definitely be ordering more soon. Luckily, when I created an account, I received a mix ID so I can order quickly next time.
You can also check out their favorite pre-mixes already mixed for convenience.
Want to learn more? Visit www.MixMyOwn.com and get creating your perfect breakfast muesli today. There are over 90 ingredients for endless possibilities! Shipping is $4.99 for the first bag and only $1 for each additional bag plus quick shipping times.
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