Our long-term health and longevity rests in our hands. Genes play an important role, but it’s the things we do every day which add up to long-term health and wellness. Our day-to-day living carries us to good health throughout our lives.
I’m happy to share this secret with you. My daily breakfast is the most important meal of my day. But, it’s not just any old breakfast. It’s my muesli breakfast! Not just oatmeal. Historically, Muesli was a specific cereal blend which kept the Swiss healthy in World War II when food shortages were common.
So, what is Muesli? Muesli is an easy-to-prepare-and-serve meal made up of rolled oats, seeds, dried fruits and nuts.
My Morning Muesli
1/2 cup muesli mix
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 scoop collagen peptides protein powder – I purchase mine at Village Apothecary here in Woodstock, NY.
1/2 cup of half-and-half or juice or whipped cream
Scoop ingredients into a small bowl and cover with liquid.
I eat this cereal at room temperature.
When I began eating this breakfast, I bought boxes of muesli in the cereal section of the grocery store. It wasn’t long until I was mixing my own blend from raw ingredients I found in the bulk section of the grocery.
Now, my Muesli includes rolled oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, crispy rice cereal, raisins and other fun raw grains and dried fruits. I make large batches of my breakfast mix and just scoop it into a bowl or cup.
I enjoy adding chopped apples, bananas, blueberries, etc.
When I work all night, I prepare my muesli breakfast before I go to work and then eat it on my 4:00 am break.
I love this breakfast because it’s easy to fix – no matter what the situation. I also like it because it sticks with me. I never get the before-lunch hunger pangs. I also like this breakfast because my experiences with it have taught me that the ingredients are magical.
The oats and other raw grains found in Muesli are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidents, protein, iron, and omega-3’s.
The ingredients in my breakfast muesli help me fight off diabetes, and high blood pressure. They encourage a good energy level and they motivate my immune system to work better.
What more can I ask for? The cereal is easy to prepare, fun to eat, and keeps me healthy! This is a win! win! win!
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September is a time to honor your health – your wellbeing.
Have fun with this! Celebrate the season!
LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS offer a bounty of fresh and local fruits, vegetables, and artisanal products.
September’s markets bring my favorite foods.
Tomatoes, potatoes, squash, apples, melons, figs, and beets are in season this time of year adding color to your plate and your soul.
Stick with these new fresh produce options throughout your Autumn and into Winter. Two fruits which I make a point to buy and eat in September include pears and pumpkins. I love both these foods and they taste best during September.
Find a farmers’ market and plan your meals around the seasonal produce you discover. A bonus on this food is that you’ll boost your antioxidents when you eat fresh seasonal produce.
Cook up a soup or stew.
I think of my breakfast as a September food. Every morning I have a serving of muesli topped with yogurt and blueberries or other seasonal fruit.
Visit your LOCAL HEALTH FOOD STORE for what you can’t find at the farmers’ market.
While you’re there, stock up on immune-boosting supplements. Go for a multi-vitamin, calcium, D3, a protein, and probiotics.
Commit to staying hydrated with lots of water.
It’s sweater time! Is your wardrobe ready for that extra layer you’re going to need? Consider LOCAL THRIFT SHOPS AND YARD SALES. Make eco-friendly options a priority.
Is someone in your house returning to school? Check the backpacks and lunch boxes. Are they in good condition?
SLEEP BETTER in this cooler weather. When September rolls around, I enjoy renewing tranquility with soothing colors in my bedroom.
I look around the room and remove any and all electronic gadgets that have somehow sneaked in during the year.
September is the time of the year when I ban TVs, computers, phones, and anything else with an electromagnetic field which can produce irritating attitudes and challenge my sleep.
My goal is to refresh my bedroom so that it’s a retreat where I escape from the noise of everyday life. This sanctuary reminds me that meditation, rest, and contemplation are important for a renewed state of mind.
Nourish your mind and rejuvenate yourself for the coming winter months.
Go a step further and schedule a regular reflexology or reiki session. Better yet, get one of each!
ENRICH YOUR LIFE a bit. September is a good time to learn to play a musical instrument, visit a museum, investigate your family history, take a walk, or just daydream.
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