Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Molly's Magnificent Muesli

a jar of fiber

It all started on Christmas morning 2003 when I opened a present from my sister.

"Wow, it's a jar of fiber, thanks!"

"Just soak it with rice milk or water, put a little honey on it, and you'll love it," she replied.

"Well, what is this?" I asked

"The recipe is attached. Trust me, you'll love it and make it over and over."

"Thanks, I can't wait. Merry Christmas." I remember thinking sarcastically.

What at first glance looked like wood shavings mixed with oatmeal is now an integral part of my daily ritual.  Let me just give it to you straight: THIS IS THE BEST RECIPE I OWN.  I have given this recipe to hundreds of my clients, several roommates and friends, and most of us agree that we feel so much better after eating it.  I typically eat this 5 days a week, and miss it the other two. It gives a great cleansing and satisfying feeling, and helps to control blood sugar for hours. It's also an incredibly adaptable recipe. Change it up by adding yogurt and fresh berries or homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.
perfect mix of nuts, fruits, and grains

Molly's Magnificent Muesli
This incredibly healthy recipe is a great way to start every day.  Making this recipe in bulk also saves time and money and can serve you for a couple of weeks. 

Serves 12

4 cups rolled oats
2 cups oat bran
½ cup dry fruit - raisins, dates, blueberries, etc
1 cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or almonds)
1 cup ground flax
1 cup milk thistle seeds, ground
½ cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup chia seeds (available at

Grind flax and milk thistle in coffee grinder. Combine all ingredients, mix, and keep in refrigerator.

For each serving, take 1 cup and soak the mixture for a minute or longer. The longer the better, (even overnight works great). For soaking use your choice of milk (almond, rice, cow, etc) or water.

Oats: satisfy hunger, provide energy, endurance, calm nerves, promote regular bowel health, clean digestive tract, promote clear thinking
Oat bran: bran is the highest fiber part of the grain; helps to lower cholesterol & stabilize blood sugar
Almonds: good source of crunch, calcium and protein
Flax seeds: contain omega 3 fatty acids, works as a mild laxative, reduces inflammation, and helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and to prevent arthritis. They are also good for hair and nail health.
Milk thistle: prevents free radical damage, protects the liver, and helps the liver replenish new cells.
Raisins or blueberries: adds sweetness and texture, as well as iron, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
Sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds: great source of zinc and protein.  Zinc is a great immune booster and helps heal wounds. 
Chia seeds: second to flax they are the highest non-animal source of omega 3 fatty acids, also high in B vitamins, antioxidants and minerals (calcium, copper, and zinc).
bought in bulk


  1. holy smokes this looks incredible. If I get my act together and make this I'm going to blog about. amazing!


  2. I have to agree.. it is the best!! But.. milk thistle is hard to find.. even at my health food store here. I need to find a more knowledgeable helper! I love love it with frozen blueberries and almond milk!

  3. Looks delicious!! but what are the proportions exactly? Equal parts liquid and dry? 1 cup = 1 cup? Making this immediately.

  4. Yes, milk thistle can be hard to find. You have a few options:
    1. look for it in bulk at your local natural food store.
    2. buy milk thistle tea and break open the tea bags.
    3. ask your store to order some.
    4. go without.
    I have done all 4 and the cereal still tastes great.

    Abby: wow. good question, I guess I haven't really measured the liquid ingredients, but I guess it would be about 1 cup of liquid. Just make sure the cereal is covered. Often I will soak the cereal overnight and when I wake up the liquid is all absorbed so, I add a bit more milk. Up to your discretion.

  5. I've been eating "Ceclia Jubilee" for a week now and I can jump buildings in a single bound, run faster than a steaming locomotive, and cure world hunger....I am just really busy with school and can't do those things everyday.

  6. ok.. found Milk Thistle. WOW.. expensive little buggers. Made a new batch up tonight. I plan on busting into my pumpkin to get my seeds out and baking them to add to the mix! Now.. how to cook my pumpkin seeds that will compliment the cereal mixture... that will take some searching. Thoughts? Coconut oil and just bake um?

  7. Yes, Clair, milk thistle is expensive. But 'oh so good for you.

    All the directions/recipes for roasting pumpkin seeds that I can find are about the same. I think coconut oil would be delicious! Here's a basic link to baking some.

  8. okay, so when i went to your house a few months ago, i had this [pretty sure that was it] & i looooved it. since then, i've been eating my own! crazy. i friggen eat it everyday w/ soy milk. i need to go to the market place soon and load up on some more nuts. sometimes i just eat it plain if i don't feel like adding everything else.
    try adding some nutmeg. it gives it alot of flavor w/out the extra sugar. maybe try some craisins too =)
    in my opinion, it's so much better cold!
    -Charisse Martin


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