During the month of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide wake up before sunrise to eat their suhoor/sehri/early breakfast. Depending on the region of the world, this meal can be comprised of porridge, curries, eggs, sandwiches, rotis (plain or stuffed), juices, tea, milk, water, or in my case, plain old cereal out of a box. I find that if I eat too much in the morning, it does not agree with me the entire day, so my routine since childhood has been to eat cereal for sehri. This Ramadan, however, I have decided to try something different- fresh muesli (pronounced moose-ley), cereal that doesn't come out of a box! Muesli is a Swiss breakfast cereal made up of uncooked rolled oats, either soaked in water or juice, fruit and nuts. It was created in the 1900s by a Swiss physician and was given to his patients who were on a diet of fruit and vegetables.
My recipe includes fruit yogurt and 1% milk. If you want to try something light, yet filling, try some muesli!
1/2 cup of raw slivered or sliced almonds
1 cup of 1% milk
2 small strawberry fruit yogurt cups, Balkan style
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
a drizzle of honey
1 cup of mixed berries, fresh or frozen ( I used frozen black berries, blue berries and strawberries)
Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, until golden in colour.
In a bowl, mix together milk, yogurt, oats, honey and fruit. Stir in the almonds.
Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. The muesli will keep for 3 days