Monday, April 4, 2011

This Post Is About Muesli

Sometimes, typing the first few words is often the hardest. That simple transition from what you will be doing to what you are doing can sometimes be tough. I find often in life that the things I dread or procrastinate doing, are often made monumentally worse only in my head by putting them off. Today has been a day where this has been made clear on a number of occasions.  All day at work I didn't really want to go to the gym. It wasn't that I was super tired, or anything was wrong, I just didn't feel like exerting the energy to go to a class at the gym. In the end, I reached the end of my work day and told myself to suck it up and just go to the gym. I could always half ass it if I really didn't feel into it once there. But in the end I had one of the best work outs in a long time. Once home, I sat at my computer for a good hour and a half procrastinating blogging. Not because I don't enjoy it, but because it takes time and effort to edit pictures and think of something to say that doesn't sound like rambling. After my computer procrastination, I further procrastinated blogging by going to the kitchen to reheat pizza for dinner. While in the kitchen, I procrastinated doing the dishes in the sink for a few minutes until I finally decided to just put away a few of the dishes in the dish drainer. Once I started, I put everything away and washed everything in the sink in a matter of 15 minutes. Finally, as I sat down to eat my dinner, I decided to just download my pictures from my camera and see what I had to work with. Within minutes I had discarded the crappy ones, chosen some to edit and decided on a post. A few more minutes and I had edited them and that brought me to here. It is amazing how just a simple step towards the things you want/need to accomplish can snowball. But enough with the philosophical random musings...I have food to show you!

A couple weeks ago I was at a grocery store that I do not normally shop at. It is a Mediterranean shop with many foreign foods but also a fair number of mainstream products as well. I was taking extra time to peruse everything to see if I could find anything new and different, and while I did buy some not so normal items, that is not what this post is about. This post is about muesli. Bob's Red Mill muesli, specifically.

I had just seen some people posting about muesli days before this and I had never had it before so I decided to try it. I can't say where any of my inspiration for this meal came from as I tend to read through blogs that I don't normally follow and forget where I see things. I don't think the inspiration came from any one person though. Regardless, here's how I have been enjoying my muesli.
Thinly slice banana and add about a tablespoon of peanut butter

Microwave for about 30 seconds until banana is nice and mushy and then stir, stir, stir
Add in 1/4 to 1/3 cup dry muesli
Stir, stir, stir some more
Add in about as much soy milk as muesli
And stir, stir, stir some more
Mmm, banana, pb, muesli mush
  Don't let the mushy texture fool you into thinking this is not a delicious breakfast. I was amazed at how good this was considering that I added no maple syrup, no cinnamon, no chocolate...I have been eating it most mornings for breakfast before work and I am not tired of it after almost two weeks. Which reminds me, my boyfriend always ate a good amount of bananas but I never really did. Well, since I've been eating this breakfast and I have been making a few smoothies lately, we have been going through a lot of bananas and I may or may not have bought 9ish pounds of bananas from 3 different stores yesterday. The Mediterranean market is the only store in town I know that puts overripe bananas on sale and I got some for .49/lb!

Well, that's it for me tonight. Hopefully I'll be back sooner next time, I just need to remember to take that first step.


  1. I am soooo bad about getting that initial burst of energy to get things rolling. I've gotten into the habit of making a check list for the day. The first initial task is always the worst to get started, but once I've done that and I start marking things off the list, I totally want to complete the list. It's all psychological for me and that works!

    About the muesli, I've been checking for days calling various places around here that might carry it...and finally found one this morning! Apparently there's ONE store that carries that kind of thing (along with vegan/gluten free products) in something like a 150mile range. LUCKILY, it's downtown for me..but I can't stop thinking about the people who live out of town..geeeez!

  2. Hey love, I just wanted to thank you for the incredibly sweet comment you wrote on my blog. Thank you so much! I'm enjoying catching up on your blog now :-)

  3. I love muesli! It has such a fabulous flavor and texture. Thank you for reminding me that I haven't had it in a while :)

  4. Sprankles, I can't believe muesli is that hard to find, and that you only have one store within such a distance that carries health food. I guess the heath craze hasn't hit that far east yet. I haven't really looked into it too much but I imagine making your own muesli would not be too difficult.