The cherry season calls for a crunchy Muesli Fruit Salad. It’s crunchy, sweet, creamy and fruity.
I have been craving yogurt. Thinking about it, and how to put it in a delicious salad. But I kept forgetting to put it on my grocery list. Even though these ingredients are more for breakfast, my kids and I enjoyed this muesli fruit salad as an after-school snack. Speaking of school, is it just me or do the schools leave all the field trips, activities, and celebrations for the last month of school? Seriously, these past few weeks have been insanely busy. I also don’t like all the papers and crafts coming home all at the same time. I don’t feel I get to enjoy what my kids made like I would if they would bring it separately throughout the year. Do you know what I mean? Do you prefer everything at once instead?
Benefits of a Muesli
Let’s get back to this great salad. Muesli fruit salad made me full. Packed with energy, sweetness and crunchiness and, of course, a lot of vitamins and healthy goodness. Use any fruit you want, or that is in season.
I really like muesli because it is low in sugar and calories. It is used can be eaten as a cereal or used as a topping or in recipes. I like the fact that muesli contains whole grains and is high in fiber which can help with achieving a healthy weight. But this salad just gets better with more health benefits. Berries contain cancer-fighting compounds and promote your digestive system. The Greek yogurt adds a great boost of protein to your diet, which is essential for everyday life and repairing cells and for creating new ones. Hope you get a chance to try this easy Muesli Fruit Salad and get back to me on what you think!
Muesli Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of vanillin
- 2 nectarines
- 1/2 cup cherries pitted
- 5 strawberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 5 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a bowl combine, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 teaspoon oil, 1 Tablespoon honey, 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon, and a pinch of vanillin. Incorporate well together.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Lay out the oat mix and bake for 7 -10 minutes in the oven, just until it starts to get browned up. (ovens vary, 7-10 minutes is an average).
- Meanwhile, cut the fruit into bite size.
- On top of fruit, place vanilla yogurt, then spread around the almond and oat mix on top.