Do you struggle to get a nutritious breakfast on busy weekday mornings? You’re not the only one! My key to success is in prepping. Get the recipe for this creamy apple walnut muesli to prep the night before for an easy grab-and-go breakfast the next morning!
Happy Tuesday friends! Does anyone else feel thrown off by the long Holiday weekend? I love the freebie weekend day, but man, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things today!
Truth be told, I’ve taken a little more time than the long weekend off from this blog. Maybe you’ve noticed. Or maybe you haven’t. That’s cool, too. Seems like I’ve said this more than once around here the past six months. I want to thank you all for hanging in there with me as I figure out this new normal of entrepreneurship and how to balance it all, while trying not to neglect the most important relationships in my life.
If I’m being honest, my road to owning my own business has been anything but easy. It’s tough, challenging, frustrating, and sometimes, I want to throw myself a pity party and just sit on the floor and cry.
But there’s so many rewarding and exciting moments that come along with owning a business, too. Like when I went to the bank with my LLC in hand to set up my own business account! Or the day I got my first client. Or the time I came home to a box full of aprons with my logo embroidered on them for future cooking classes. The pros always outweigh the cons and I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to live out my dreams and passions.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the short time I’ve been working towards something of my own, it’s that this new venture takes a lot of courage and vulnerability. I often feel completely exposed; the good, the bad and the ugly, for the world to see as I work to define my path in this unknown (to me) world. There have been some who have tried to steal my joy away and have left me questioning my own integrity (for no good reason but my own insecurities) and so I’m developing thicker skin. But most have been supportive and encouraging, and I’m quickly learning the value of surrounding myself with those who lift me up and who can celebrate the little successes with me.
It takes a village to raise a child they say, but I say it takes a community (of the right kind) to build a successful business.
I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is stay true to myself, my values, and my mission in helping others navigate towards a healthier lifestyle, and all the pieces will begin to fall into place. I’ve learned so much in just six months, and yet I still have so much road ahead of me and I can’t wait to see where my journey continues to lead!
What does this have to do with Apple Walnut Muesli? Absolutely nothing.
Someone recently told me that in order to impact the lives of others and be successful, you have to have the courage to be vulnerable and real. So here I am. I’m showing up and being vulnerable as I share a piece of what’s been going on behind the scenes.
Okay, let’s get on to the lighter stuff, shall we (literally and figuratively)?
Whether you’re starting your own business, have a 9 to 5 job, or are raising a family, chances are, you’re busy. And when we are busy, it’s oftentimes difficult to get nutritious and energizing foods into our day as we just want to grab the most convenient option.
This, my friends, is where a little planning and prepping comes in.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of you are able to sneak in a nutritious meal first thing in the morning as you’re rushing out the door? Well, I’ve got a solution for you!
In our house, we usually have at least one breakfast option prepped and ready to go at a moment’s notice. It may be overnight oats, a Mexican-themed breakfast casserole to reheat in a few tortillas, or lately, it’s this Creamy Apple Walnut Muesli.
The term “muesli” always makes me feel fancy when saying it, but it’s actually ridiculously easy to make. Just throw some oats, walnuts, raisins, apples and spices in a mason jar, cover with milk and let it sit overnight! It’s that easy.
For a little added protein and extra creaminess, you can throw in a spoonful of yogurt. Holy Yum! I’ve also prepared the apples two ways: diced and grated. Either are fine, although I prefer grated due to their lighter texture and ability to blend in with the other flavors.
Now you know there’s no excuse to get a nutritious breakfast in the morning. Just five minutes the night before and you’ve got a delicious, satisfying and energy boosting breakfast the next morning!
I’ve yet to experiment with different flavors, but I bet carrots would be a fantastic addition – carrot cake muesli anyone? You could also play with adding other types of fruits, such as berries, and dried fruit!
This recipe is a part of my 5-Day FitLiving Eats Cleanse. Actually, it’s not really a cleanse, but a complete meal plan with over 20 recipes designed to help you get back on track with clean eating and crowd out the processed foods. The download also includes tips for success and a prep plan to help you save time in the kitchen during the cleanse!