Peaches are so delicious when they are in season. Sweet, juicy and flavorful are words that can’t even begin to describe just how amazing they are. I seriously can’t get enough of them! So much, that I’ve been eating this peaches ‘n cream muesli for breakfast pretty much every morning this summer! I haven’t gotten tired of it one time. I actually look forward to eating it!
Peaches are classified as a stone fruit, which means the pit inside is easily removed from the flesh of the fruit. Peaches are also an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which are powerful antioxidants that might help prevent cell damage in your body.
Many of you are probably familiar with overnight oats, which is essentially the same thing as muesli. The first time I tried this for breakfast, it was called muesli, so that’s the term I use. I love making muesli the night before because all too often, I hit the snooze button once or twice (or maybe even three times) in the morning and if I need breakfast to go – this is my number one choice! It’s packed full of fiber from the oats and fruit, protein from the dairy and complex carbohydrates to start fueling your day. Speaking of fiber, did you know that oats contain a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan? Research has shown that this type of fiber might be able to help lower cholesterol and improve your immune system. This article from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics talks about it here.
One thing to watch out for in muesli is the sugar content because some recipes are loaded with it. I used a vanilla flavored yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey for the entire recipe to get the right amount of sweetness that I like. Of course the fruit and milk naturally contain sugar as well. If you were trying to decrease the sugar content in this recipe further, you could use a plain yogurt and add vanilla extract for flavor.
Now for the recipe! The first step is to get all of the ingredients ready. Make sure the oats are in a medium sized mixing bowl.
It’s super easy to throw this together! Slice the banana.
Next, cube up the peach into even size pieces. I like to leave the peel on because it adds more fiber and color.
Add the fruit into the bowl with the oats.
Spoon the yogurt into the bowl.
Drizzle the honey.
Pour in the milk.
Stir everything together.
Divide evenly into jars or tupperware.
I used these jelly jars but mason jars make muesli super convenient because they have lids and are stackable.
Cover with foil, plastic wrap or lids if using tupperware.
Place in the fridge overnight for at least 8 hours. You get to go to sleep knowing that you are going to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning!
Enjoy! I know you are going to love it as much as I do!
Makes 4 servings
2 cups old fashioned oats
6 oz vanilla greek yogurt, 0%
1 cup skim milk
1 tbsp honey
1) Slice peach and banana.
2) In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients.
3) Divide into jars and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
4) Dig in!
Nourishing Nutrition: (serving size ¾ cup)
Calories: 266 Protein (g): 12 Fat (g): 3 Carbohydrates (g): 50 Sugar (g): 19 Sodium (mg): 45 Fiber (g): 6
Top this muesli with nuts or enjoy them on the side for even more protein and to include heart healthy fats in your diet. You can pack them in a snack sized bag for on-the-go convenience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]