I’m always looking for a new and easy (vegan) breakfast, and there’s one thing I have to admit I have never tried: the overnight muesli soak. It just felt odd, like it was going to be all cold and mushy in the morning. Cold and mushy is not my thing. Warm and creamy is fine, but eh, I’ll leave it to the Swiss. So you can imagine my surprise when I finally made it happen. Well, to be honest I didn’t make a thing happen. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a friend’s house for brunch and our hostess was wise in the ways of overnight muesli. It was cold, creamy, and totally delicious. I’ve been converted.
Start with a basic muesli, I like Bob’s Red Mill, Familia, or plain rolled oats. Add your favorite mixins, a hefty portion of nondairy yogurt (about double the oat/muesli mixture), a squeeze of fresh orange juice, give it all a mix, and leave it. Perfect for setting up the night before for a grab-and-go, but also fine to prepare the morning of if you have an hour or more to let it sit. Ideal for a morning you’re headed to the gym before work or in our case, a morning surf.
- Fruit: blueberries, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dried cranberries, raisins
- Extras: hemp seeds, flax seed meal, chia seeds, dried coconut
- Nuts: sliced almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds