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Breakfast Cereals Packed with Superfoods

5/19/2014

What is Superfood? The term ‘superfood’ refers to any marketed product consumed by the masses that is filled with health and nutritional benefits. This nutritional quality can be anything from promoting digestion to purifying the blood to anti-oxidant properties.

The MixMyOwn custom-made cereals are fortified with superfoods like fruits, seeds, and nuts. You can now see how easy it is to add superfoods into your life. It really is just about choosing the right kind of breakfast cereal. Try to look for key ingredients such as the four different Vitamin Bs, iron, zinc, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C in your cereal mix.

Superfood Breakfast

Imagine how beneficial it would be for your health if you could convert the simple act of eating breakfast into a means by which you consume a big dose of tasty superfoods every morning. The easiest way to do this is through the traditional milk and cereal brekky. For example, cereals with dried orange fruits bits scattered throughout give the Vitamin C superfood dose. That way, one’s resistance to infectious diseases and general immunity increases. Your body is now several times more prepared to fight off any attacks by germs and pathogens. Other common superfoods among fruits are acai berries, blueberries or kiwi.

Nuts are also a great superfood found in cereals in large quantities. The nut is a tiny fruit, but still full of unsaturated healthy plant fats. These are the good kind of fats that enter your blood, go to their respective action sites, and promote the healthy growth of skin, hair, nails, and bones. People almost instantly notice their hair shining brighter, face feeling more hydrated and their nails getting less brittle.

Dairy and milk, which is also consumed as a key part of a cereal breakfast, are also superfoods rich in calcium. This part of a cereal breakfast really helps to promote growth of bones amongst kids and teenagers or at least the maintenance of bone strength amongst adults and elderly consumers.

If you want to select a superfood cereal to give you that extra boost of energy every morning, you need to choose a product that is rich in fibers. Superfood cereals also have one flagship feature that really helps in defining them. This is their fiber and whole-grain content. The truth is that the darker the color of the grains in your cereal, the better it is at stimulating the body’s digestive system and intestines, promoting motion, increasing immunity, and providing increased resistance to stress and pressures. Cereals are the perfect way to boost fiber intake and improving bowel movements. In general, the fiber content of your cereal should exceed ten per cent. You can custom-design your own fiber-rich superfood cereal on MixMyOwn.com to match your tastes, preferences and desire to include certain superfoods in your diet.

What is Oatmeal and its benefits

4/30/2014

When it comes to breakfast, you have a lot of options. From fruits, cereals, eggs, pancakes and much more, it can be hard to settle on something both nutritious and tasty. This is where Oatmeal comes in. Consumed across history and representing one of the healthiest choices around, Oatmeal has once again emerged as a top choice for breakfast. Let’s take a closer look at Oatmeal, and see why it is the perfect addition to your diet.

What Is Oatmeal Exactly?

Oatmeal at its heart is ground oat groats traditionally heated or cooked into a kind of porridge before eating. Oatmeal can also be made from ground oats, crushed oats, rolled oats, and steel-cut oats. 

Why Is Oatmeal So Popular?

Oatmeal, in one form or another, has been around for much of human history.  A quick and easy to create breakfast, Oatmeal, when prepared properly, offers a warm and filling breakfast experience. In addition, slight spices or fruits go a long way to diversifying Oatmeal, giving it numerous culinary profiles.

How is Oatmeal Made?

Oatmeal is made by removing the oat grains from the fiber of the plant. There are a number of ways to do this, resulting in slight variations of oat groats. Most of what you buy will be dried, and require water if you want to make it into a breakfast porridge. It is also perfect to add into other cereals, allowing you to mix, match, and not go wrong. You can mix your own oatmeal on our website and we ship it to your door.

What Kind of Preparation Goes Into Making Oatmeal?

One common trick to prepare Oatmeal without going through the process of boiling it into porridge is overnight soaking. By soaking the Oatmeal overnight, you make it ready to eat the next day without any additional effort. For overnight soaking the rolled or ground oats are being used.

What Types of Oatmeal’s Are There?

There are a wide variety of Oatmeal currently produced, spiced and flavored for any number of specific palates. From cinnamon Oatmeal to chocolate Oatmeal, the kind of Oatmeal you create can be as varied and unique as your personal preferences.

The Tradition of Oatmeal

Oatmeal has long had a tradition of being a healthy food. Used across Europe and widely known since the Middle Ages, Oatmeal has represented a solid breakfast for everyone from peasants to the ruling class. Brought over to the United States, it has become a part of the American breakfast experience.

Nutrition Benefits of Oatmeal

Oatmeal is perfect for those looking for lower cholesterol levels. Oatmeal also contains a number of unique anti-oxidants, and dietary fiber. Finally, Oatmeal is known to stabilize blood sugar and provide a healthy amount of B1 vitamin.

What Is Bircher Muesli?

Great, no cooking required option! A kind of Oatmeal, Bircher Muesli is a popular breakfast cereal that uses uncooked oats from oatmeal to create unique and tasty breakfasts. Find out more about Bircher Muesli here.

Mix your own oatmeal using 100 premium ingredients.

Why Organic Granola Is Worth It

4/2/2014

Eating healthy can be challenging, even for those who are actively choosing to live healthy lives. One reason for this is because so much of the food currently available in supermarkets and grocery stores is marketed as healthy, although in fact it might not be always true. Many cereals in the grocery stores are made with conventional or natural ingredients, that means they may be processed with artificial pesticides, fertilizers, irradiation, contain artificial colors, artificial preservatives and artificial flavors.

Thankfully, there has been a growing movement towards organic products, which are not processed or treated. In particular, organic granola is much healthier than its conventional counterpart, and should always be bought over a more refined choice.

What is Granola?

Granola is a mix of rolled oats or other grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits, honey and oil. Combined together, the mixture is heated until it is crisp, and frequently stirred to keep it in a cereal like consistency. More times than not, a wide number of additional ingredients are added to give the granola flavor.  These can be as simple as apples and cinnamon or as complicated as fancy chocolates and spices.

What is Organic?

Organic is a term that is used to describe a philosophy of working within the laws and systems existing in nature to achieve a healthy environment that is sustainable long-term. In the US, the USDA Organic Logo signs that a product is certified organic. Ingredient labeled as Organic NEVER contains artificial flavors, artificial colors or artificial preservatives and is processed without using artificial fertilizers, pesticides, irradiation and never contains Genetically Engineered Ingredients.

Organic granola is always made only with certified organic and GMO-free ingredients. So if you’re looking for the cleanest granola on the market, look for certified organic products.

Why Does Organic Matter?

Studies have found that organic food contains, on average, 25% higher concentrations of eleven different nutrients than their conventionally-grown counterparts! Organic fruits and vegetables have also been shown to be approximately 30% higher in antioxidants.

Moreover, organic food is not only better for us, but also for the earth. Where industrial farms use pesticides that pollute farmland and water resources, organic farms eliminate the use of polluting chemicals to protect and conserve our soil and water system. Organic farming is based on growth and sustainability – it helps to preserve the land for us and the generations to come!

What MixMyOwn Offers

Instead of taking chances with store bought granola and granola cereal, get your organic blend directly from the source. When making your own cereal with MixMyOwn, you know exactly what is organic, and you combine all the ingredients for your perfect cereal.  That way, you know for sure that you are getting all the health benefits of granola every time you sit down to eat.

What is Bircher Muesli? The history and benefits

3/17/2014

Bircher Muesli was created over a century ago by Swiss doctor, Maximillian Bircher-Benner, as part of a healing therapy for his patients. The key to original Bircher Muesli is to soak it overnight to achieve a chewier consistency. This improves the digestion and the absorption of this nutrient-dense muesli.

Developed back in the 1900s by Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a Swisss physician, to provide his patients with a healthy breakfast alternative, Bircher Muesli remains a popular favorite of many Americans till date. In many European countries, especially in Germany and Switzerland, this cereal, fruit, and oatmeal grains concoction is soaked overnight and enjoyed every morning by many.

A Healthy Tradition

Bircher muesli is a breakfast recipe that’s been consumed for years now by adults and kids all over the world, particularly in the West. Some consume it in the morning, while others like to have it as a snack. It really makes for a healthy breakfast though! Either way, it carries several healthy benefits for adults and children requiring their daily minimum intake of calcium (from the milk and yogurt content) and essential minerals, fats, and vitamins (from the dried fruits, nuts, and seeds).

No Cooking Required

The oats, during preparation, may need to be soaked overnight, depending on which kind of oats you are using. The traditional recipe for Bircher Muesli is pretty simple and consists of key ingredients, such as rolled oats, milk, apple and lemon juice, honey, grated apples, cinnamon, dried nuts, dried fruits, toasted coconut, berries, and an optional dollop of yogurt. This delicious mixture of muesli is packed with flavor and essential nutrients. Quite a few of these benefits are also found in our Classic Muesli and all muesli-based custom creations on www.mixmyown.com.

Be Creative With Your Healthy Breakfast

The fact that it can be tailored to your heart’s wishes with some beautiful freshly cut strawberries or mangoes on top just adds to the fun and creativity aspect of this recipe. On a hot summer’s day, you are able to add everything from nectarines, hazelnuts, toasted coconut, and blueberries to their Bircher Muesli original concoction. Similarly to the MixMyOwn line of customizable granola breakfast foods, this adds a touch of excitement to the boring old breakfast routine.

Classic Bircher Muesli    Classic Bircher Muesli

Choose a Healthy Breakfast Cereal for Your Kids

2/27/2014

A healthy breakfast to start off the day can mean the difference between a sluggish, low-performance day and a lively, energetic day full of achievement for your kids. Unhealthy sugars and colors in certain cheap cereals can destroy your child’s enthusiasm for school and sports, making them feel like lazing around at home all day. That’s the last thing you would want! Essential nutrients like omega-3 oils, antioxidants, and whole-grains are packed into cereal breakfasts, the number one choice for an all-inclusive breakfast meal amongst young and adult Americans today.

Very few options out there actually offer the best of both worlds for children when it’s about a healthy breakfast cereal. Either they are nutritious and filled with healthy ingredients, but not appealing to children, or vice versa. Some cereals for kids, for example, are packaged in such an appealing manner with cartoon characters, beautiful colors, and interesting shapes that thousands of parents are swayed into purchase one of them for their child every year. However, don’t give into the propaganda please.

Say no to cereals full of sugar and additives

Almost all cereals marketed in this way (as for kids) are filled with high sugar content (over 25 per cent). Together with the aggressive advertising on billboards, television advertisements and so on, it can be hard to resist such marketing campaigns.

Where is the happy place in between these two options? You don’t want your child to be chugging down those fruit loops full of synthetic colors and sugary additives, yet you also don’t want to compel them to eat boring, brown breakfast cereals such as Bran Flakes? A custom-made healthy breakfast cereal would probably offer the path in between these two worlds.

Ingredients under your control

A custom-made cereal could incorporate essential ingredients, such as fruits, nuts, and even some sweet ingredients in controlled quantities into your child’s breakfast cereal. Since some customers consider our cereals a Holy Grail product amongst other healthy breakfast cereals, the MixMyOwn.com range of custom-made cereals may be a good place to begin your search.

Try to create a healthy breakfast cereal online with your kid! Together, you can pick the favorite ingredients and learn about all the healthy benefits that are described next to the yummy looking-pictures. It´s a great way to learn! Moreover, if your kid proudly creates its own blend, you don´t have to worry about picking up all the raisins out of the bowl never again!

You can also try our Kids Mix, nutritious and tasty enough to have any kid asking for more. http://www.mixmyown.com/pre-mix/info/kids-mix/

Is Granola a Healthy Breakfast Option?

2/5/2014

If you’re on the search to find a healthy breakfast, that will keep you feeling full all morning, you should consider granola as a good and tasty breakfast option. Granola has a high amount of fiber - an indigestible starch that the body cannot absorb, and causes the body to feel fuller for longer periods of time. If granola is eaten in the morning-the person is satisfied for a longer stretch of time.

What is Granola

Granola is a wholesome mixture of oats and other grains, nuts, seeds, and a variety of dried fruit. It is typically baked or toasted with oil and sweetened, resulting in a crisp texture and sweet glaze. Granola is usually similar to a cereal or muesli,  because the ingredients are the same, but typical muesli is not baked or toasted as granola is. Granola may also have additives like molasses, honey, agave or fruit concentrate to sweeten it.

healthy granola with fruit

Health Benefits of Granola

Granola has many healthy benefits, which include high fiber, high antioxidants, omega-3s and vitamins. This means that your heart is getting vitamins and minerals, your brain is getting antioxidants and healthy fats and your metabolism is getting a great boost as well. Eating recommended serving size of granola is a healthy breakfast, and when you add fresh fruit, low fat greek yogurt or low fat milk, it will increase the health benefits and give you a healthy breakfast option

healthy granola with fruit and yogurt

Healthy Granola

Along with all the health benefits, granola can be very high in calories, oils you don’t need, and contain unwanted scoops of sugar.  Some granola is made with unhealthy ingredients like artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup. Many granola varieties also list palm oil and hydrogenated oils on their ingredient list. Even the ingredient list on healthy-leaning brands can contain some surprises, like inulin (a soluble fiber that can cause digestive problems), soy protein isolate, and other sneaky ingredients.

When looking to choose a granola as a healthy breakfast option, you’ll want to find whole grain granola that is made from organic and natural ingredients with low fat and sugar content. Always check the Nutrition Facts Label for unwanted ingredients and keep the portion size small. The serving size for granola is typically a quarter or a third of a cup. So rather than filling up a bowl with only granola and milk, we suggest using granola to enhance other healthy food items. Check out Tips and Recipes for some inspiration. http://www.mixmyown.com/tips-recipes/

Our Suggestion

Our granola base options include only responsibly chosen light varieties. Whole Grain Honey Almond Vanilla Granola is sweetened with honey instead of sugar and our Light Whole Grain Natural Granola has no fat added and is sweetened with Mixed Fruit Concentrate . When you decide to go for a granola base, try to add some unsweetened Base Ingredients options like organic oat, spelt or barley flakes, kamut puffs or for example quinoa. 

Not Every Grocery Store Cereal is Healthy

1/22/2014

Cereal in the morning is considered a healhy breakfast option in general, but have you ever really read the ingredient label on some of the cereals that your supermarket has to offer? If you cannot pronounce the words in the ingredient list you probably should not eat it.

Healthy cereal should be nutritious, high in protein, full of fiber, and, most of all, tasty! The best ingredients healthy cereal should contain are whole grains, fibers, fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Of course, not all the grocery store options are bad, but the Nutrition Facts Label is really worth reading. Lot of those cereals are geared toward children (and even the ones that are geared toward adults) are literally made from very little healthy ingredients and tons of unhealthy sugars, fats, fillers and artificial substances.

Your body needs healthy food in the morning more so than any other time of day. It is the way you start your day that really counts. Your body has been at rest all night and starting your day with a bowl of unhealthy cereal is an awful way to try to get your energy level up.

Empty calories that come from some of these store bought sugary cereals will not sustain your body till lunch time. As a matter of fact you will very likely get a sugar rush from these types of cereals only to feel your energy wane away in an hour. Moreover, no one really knows what the long term effects of artificial colors and flavoring has on the body. Cereal should be good for your body not something that can potentially harm your body in both the short term and the long term!

Better Options

You can get healthy cereal from www.mixmyown.com  by choosing from 100 wholesome healthy options. Have 100% control over the ingredients in your cereal! Start your day the right way with a body full of energy that will last and last. You do not have to fill up on useless calories with harmful ingredients. You do have options and you should take them! Eat a healthy nutritious breakfast. 

Happy and Healthy New Year with our New Ingredient – Baobab Fruit Powder

1/3/2014

We are celebrating the New Year with adding a new organic, GMO free, superfood ingredient to our Extras section. Starting today, you can add sweet and tangy Baobab Powder to your cereal masterpiece.

Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit Powder

  • Natural Multivitamin - rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, thiamin and a source for vitamin B6
  • Rich in Fiber
  • High in Antioxidants - One of the highest antioxidant values of any fruit in the world

Baobab Fruit Powder Nutritional Information

About Baobab Fruit

  1. Baobab fruit is a powerful new superfood. Baobab Fruit grows in abundance on what’s known as the "Tree of Life", and has been used by African communities for centuries. It boosts immunity and energy, improves digestive health, reduces inflammation and its protein and fiber keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  2. Baobab fruit has a unique nutritional profile. Baobab Fruit has more vitamin C than oranges, more iron than red meat and more calcium than milk. It’s high in dietary fiber, potassium and magnesium. Baobab fruit is rich in antioxidants; more than pomegranates, blueberries or acai berries. Baobab is the ultimate SUPERFOOD!
  3. Baobab fruit tastes great! Baobab Fruit tastes naturally sweet and tart with a hint of citrus.

Baobab Fruit

Baobab Powder from Kaibae

Kaibae is a social enterprise and an ethical business whose team of people have extensive experience in sustainable agriculture, food security, healthcare and community development.

Baobab fruit, originally considered a lost crop is an economic opportunity for the people of Northern Ghana where Kaibae has created long-term direct trade partnerships that enable these communities to flourish. Northern Ghana has very few opportunities for economic development and by harvesting Baobab annually there is a new source of revenue improving access to education and healthcare.

Video: Kaibae- The Story of Baobab http://vimeo.com/69011103

 

7 Tips for Healthy Breakfast (how to combat weight gain during holidays)

12/19/2013

Looking for a way how to avoid holiday weight gain and facilitate your New Years’ resolution to eat healthier and lose weight? Starting your day with healthy breakfast is the right answer. Here are our 7 tips for healthy breakfast.

The holiday season is notorious for its high-calorie feasts and snack-laden parties. The onslaught causes many of us to put on at least a couple of pounds this time of year. But weight gain doesn’t have to be inevitable, and a critical weapon in the fight against holiday poundage is the meal most often skipped when trying to avoid weight gain - breakfast.

For those making New Years’ resolutions to eat better or lose weight, healthy but tasty breakfasts can help them stick to their resolution and help them achieve their weight-loss goals as well.

Our following list of breakfast tips demonstrates how breakfasts featuring whole-grain cereals, such as muesli and granola, help combat weight gain.

7 Tips for Healthy Breakfasts that Combat Weight Gain During Holidays and Throughout the Year

1. Don’t skip breakfast - skipping breakfast leads to snacking and overeating the rest of the day - muesli, granola or multi-grain flakes cereal is quick, easy, low in calories and helps prevent snacking and overeating later in the day.

2. Eat foods high in fiber - fiber prevents some fats from being absorbed by the body and reduces risk for heart disease - MixMyOwn.com’s custom cereals have up to 4 grams of fiber per serving.

3. Include protein - protein builds muscle and staves off hunger - muesli, granola or multi-grain flakes with nuts and whole grains can add significant protein without adding excess saturated fat; our Tutty Nutty premix contains 3.9 grams of protein per serving.

4. Eat low-calorie and enjoyable breakfast foods - looking forward to breakfast makes it less likely to be a meal that gets skipped - with over 100 ingredients and a variety of options, custom-mixed cereals from MixMyOwn.com give you a variety of combinations with your favorite flavors.

5. Avoid foods high in cholesterol and fat like fatty breakfast meats and fried eggs - whole-grain foods like muesli, granola or multi-grain flakes have little fat and almost no unhealthy cholesterol.

6.  Include superfoods - superfoods boost the immune system, aid with weight loss and lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer - favorite superfoods include nuts, seeds or berries. Many superfood items such as chia seeds, quinoa, pomegranates, goji berries or spirulina powder can be included in any custom cereal mix at MixMyOwn.com.

7. For fast, portable breakfast make your own smoothie - homemade smoothies can drank while commuting to work and can contain fresh ingredients with less sugar and fat - muesli is a great smoothie ingredient as in this Banana Muesli Smoothie recipe from the New York Times.

Healthy Recipes with Muesli

Muesli, granola and multi-grain flakes also make a great snack that is healthy and low in calories. It can be eaten by the handful or used in recipes like our easy Muesli Bar recipe.

Muesli or granola can also be used in many desert recipes to lower calories and boost nutrition, including smoothies, frozen deserts and parfaits, for which recipes can be found in our recipe section.

What Is Muesli and Why It Is the Best Breakfast Option?

12/16/2013

Muesli is a traditional Swiss/German breakfast food. It has a very interesting history! This breakfast food was “invented” by a Swiss doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner for the patients in his hospital more than hundred years ago. This doctor was way ahead of his time!

He believed that nutrition played a huge role in healing. He created this cereal made of primarily cut oats and fruit after tasting something similar during a trip through the Swiss Alps. Today of course we know how important it is to have a healthy breakfast and what a huge role that healthy breakfast plays in overall health but in 1900 the year Muesli was created as a breakfast food this was quite the radical idea.

In modern times Muesli gained popularity again in the 1960’s when people started becoming more health conscious and the interest in vegetarianism spiked.

Authentic Muesli

There are some grocery store options for classic Muesli but they pale in comparison to authentic Muesli. Most grocery store options are chock full of fillers, added fats and added sugars. This of course was not the intent of the founder of this healthy breakfast food.

Authentic Muesli is made from rolled oats! It is not made with other unnecessary ingredients. The whole point of eating this healthy breakfast food is so that you can add the other ingredients that you prefer like fruit and nuts.

It is traditionally served warm as oatmeal, but there is no need for cooking. Muesli can be just soaked with either fruit juice or milk or eaten with a yogurt.

The Health Benefits

Starting your day with a bowl of Muesli is the perfect way to start your day. This high fiber grain based cereal will give your body the energy it needs to face the world. It will keep you feeling full until lunch time!

You can add fresh fruits, nuts and other grains to really make this a power house full of vitamins kind of breakfast.

It tastes great and is oh so good for you when you purchase it from the right source. MixMyOwn.com offers organic Muesli base options that you know are all natural and void of any fillers or added fats and sugars. Or you can buy our popular Classic Muesli pre-mix.

Knowing that you are getting the right food for your body that can easily help you improve your health gives you the peace of mind that everyone needs! Feed your family this delicious traditional breakfast food for good health! 

Healthy Breakfast Foods

12/5/2013

Have you ever wondered what are the best breakfast options? Here is our list of healthy breakfast foods.

Nutritionists and doctors around the world have long studied the benefits of breakfast, and have determined that is the most beneficial meal of the day. Breakfast provides you fuel for your day, which helps to boost your energy, help your brain function at it’s best and keep your body running for hours and hours. While eating breakfast offers many healthy benefits, only certain breakfast foods help to start your day off right.

A healthy breakfast includes foods that are high in fiber and nutrients have a fruit or vegetable component, while also including low-fat dairy and protein components. A few healthy breakfast foods include:

  • Granola, muesli or mixed cereal: Eating granola or cereal first thing in the morning will give you a boost of fiber, calcium and protein. These will all ensure that you stay full longer and that your body will have fuel to get through the day properly. Adding milk, yogurt and fruit can round out this healthy breakfast option. Cereal, muesli and granola are great options for healthy breakfast foods, because they are high in fiber. Food high in fiber will help you feel fuller longer, and therefore you can make it to lunch without snacking on fatty or unhealthy foods.
  • Oatmeal: this breakfast food is low in fat, and offers a great source of fiber. When mixed with fresh fruit, nuts and low-fat milk this is a well-rounded breakfast offering protein and calcium. Oatmeal can be prepared with pure oats or muesli. Our recommendation is letting your muesli mix soak overnight instead of cooking to preserve more nutrients and vitamins.

  • Eggs: Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods, due to being a low-fat high protein food. Using just egg whites is a great way to get protein, and adding vegetables, meat and dairy can give you a more well-rounded breakfast.
  • Fruit smoothie: smoothies offer many healthy benefits, as you can virtually add anything to them to create the perfect breakfast. Using fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and even muesli or granola will give you a well-rounded meal to start your day off correctly. Check our Tips and Recipes for more inspiration.

Benefits of Healthy Breakfast

11/7/2013

Many people skip breakfast, but it is considered as a biggest diet mistake. Why? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

You should start your day with a breakfast that can keep up with you. You should make your breakfast count, because it can add up to 1/3 of your daily calorie and nutrition requirements for the day. Breakfast gives yot the energy to make it through your day – so start off with the right one! You will receive great benefits from the healthy choices you make at the breakfast table!

Eat Breakfast and Lose Weight

Eating breakfast has been associated with weight loss and also weight loss maintenance according to many studies including The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. While it might seem you could save some calories by skipping breakfast, this is not an effective strategy. Skipping breakfast won´t help you lose weight in a healthy way. Never skip breakfast, because it has actually been shown to increase your chances of weight gain.  Morning breakfast stimulates your metabolism for the day, and it also stabilizes blood sugar levels, which regulate appetite control.  Simply said, eating breakfast can reduce your hunger throughout the day, while you will feel fuller longer instead of trying make it up for the missing meal.
Especially breakfast rich in dietary fiber will make you crave less, evidence shows that people who eat whole grains in the morning, have a lower body weight compared to people who eat fewer whole grains.


The result is clear – healthy breakfast cereal has plenty of fiber to help you shed pounds or just keep the pounds off.

Never forget that, eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform with  better concentration, problem-solving skills, eye-hand coordination and generally perform better in the classroom and on the playground.

Celebrate National Oatmeal Day

10/29/2013

Celebrate National Oatmeal Day with us.

Find creative inspiration for your healthy breakfast

10/28/2013

Not sure what to mix on our website? Here are some great mixes made by our great customers.

With this colorful selection of custom mixes, we are bringing you some fresh ideas for your breakfast bowl. We have 100 awesome ingredients for you to experiment with. Try different combinations and flavors! Check what others have created and get inspired for your next custom creation.

Have fun!

Great blend of tart kiwis and sweet apricots with exotic flavor of moringa powder (freeze dried kiwi, freeze dried blueberries, apricots, goji, brazil nuts, organic millet puffs, five grain Bircher muesli base, moringa leaf powder and guarana powder). Audacious mix of freeze dried cranberries, mulberries, natural apples, raw almonds, cashews, freeze dried blackberries, dry roasted soy beans, puffed basmati rice and five grain Bircher muesli base. Colorful tropical creation with organic bananas, papaya, crunchy whole grain coconut granola, dates, goji berries, organic flax seeds and kamut puffs with organic premium multigrain base.
Original mix with organic sour cherries, pistachios, dry roasted peanuts, organic coconut chips, papaya, marshmallow bits, macadamias, peanuts and organic cranberries with crunchy whole grain coconut granola.   Mouthwatering blend brimming with freeze dried strawberries, raspberries and blueberries with quinoa flakes, chia seeds and five grain Bircher muesli base.
Fresh blend of freeze dried strawberries and bananas, organic coconut chips, gluten-free organic honey corn flakes and organic whole grain oats muesli base. Awesome creation full of freeze dried blueberries, pecans, organic apple chips, freeze dried bananas, macadamias, walnuts and almonds with 5 grain Bircher muesli base and organic ground cinnamon.   Unique colorful mix with pistachios, freeze dried oranges, freeze dried raspberries, organic cranberries, puffed basmati rice, pumpkin seeds and whole grain honey almond vanilla granola.   

 

Fall Superfoods for your healthy breakfast cereal

10/13/2013

Fall in love with these fall Superfood favorites! The weather is getting cooler and the change of seasons can bring also a change in our diets. Get inspired with our selection of amazing Superfoods that are currently hitting their peak in the garden, but you can have them all year long with MixMyOwn.

Apples

Apples are a great source of vitamin C, powerful antioxidant which helps to maintain a healthy immune system. They contain also B complex vitamins, calcium, dietary fiber, are very low in fats and have absolutely no cholesterol. They also contain potassium which may promote heart health. Modern research has proven that apples really can maintain a healthy heart and colon, give one a fuller head of hair, as well as smoother skin. Apples may also inhibit the spread of cancer cells, decrease lipid oxidation, and lower cholesterol.

Pears

Pears are an excellent source of vitamin C and E, both powerful antioxidants and essential nutrients. Pears are also excellent source of water-soluble fiber and contain folate and niacin. They also provide anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione, which help prevent high blood pressure and strokes.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds, aka pepitas, are one of nature's perfect foods. They are high in protein, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and a variety of vitamins.  Pumpkin seeds also contain the amino acid tryptophan, which helps your body produce mood-boosting serotonin, so they are perfect for cloudy and rainy fall days. Its exceptional flavor and numerous health benefits make pumpkin kernels an excellent traditional muesli ingredient.

Pomegranates

Pomegranate is a true super fruit! They are loaded with nutrition and antioxidants, especially vitamin C and potassium. They are also a good source of vitamin B (riboflavin, thiamin and niacin), folate and phosphorus. These combination and other minerals in pomegranates cause a powerful synergy that prevents and reverses many diseases. They can fight cancer and heart disease, prevent hardening of the arteries by reducing blood vessel damage, they also offer brain and memory protection. 

Dates

Dates provide a variety of B-complex vitamins, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. They also contain essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions.

Figs

Figs are naturally sweet and contain different types of antioxidants. They are nutritious with vitamins A, K, B1, and B2. Figs are excellent source of calcium and also a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium. Figs may lower cholesterol, help to control blood pressure, prevent colon cancer, and strengthen bones. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber and may have a positive effect on weight management.

Cranberries

Full of nutrients and antioxidants, cranberries will add some more vitamins, such as A, C, E, K, B6, and B12, and minerals, such as iron, copper, calcium, and copper to your mix. Cranberries help with urinary tract infections, heart disease, and are anti-cancer agents. In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable! Besides their nutritional and anti-oxidant potential cranberries have also astringent, anti-diarrheal, anti-septic, diuretic and detoxifying properties that make them a true curative food.

Walnuts

Nutritiously complete and delicious!  Walnuts are a top source for essential omega 3 fatty acids and help with cardiovascular protection. They contain antioxidants that boost heart health. Some studies show walnuts have higher quality antioxidants and a mix of more healthful antioxidants than any other nut. Walnuts can also help you deal with stress, reduce risk of diabetes and can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

New exclusive ingredients

9/30/2013

We want to share with you, our most valued fans, exciting news about expanding range of our ingredients. We were looking for more exotic and untraditional options how to make your mix more special and here is what we have come up with.

We are adding organic diced apricots and natural papaya to our current fruits offer, both without any added sugar, preservatives or colors!

Our extras section is expanding with 5! new premium ingredients for your final fine-tuning! Featuring:

Organic Hemp Protein - Smooth and sweet powder packed with 50% protein and all of the powerful nutrients from hemp seeds, this powder is chock full of energy. Must have for any athlete!

Goji Berry Powder - Made from wild goji berries with the pure wholesomeness of this tasty Superfood. Goji berries are considered the world's most powerful anti-aging food! They contain 8 of the 9 essential amino acids and have 18 amino acids in total. Goji berries are also extremely high in Vitamin C and A.

Spirulina Powder – Smooth powder made of vivid blue-green algae is naturally loaded with vitamins A through E, iron, potassium, calcium, and antioxidants. It's considered a complete protein, containing an ideal balance of all 9 essential amino acids that gives it its superfood status.

Moringa Powder - Loaded with tons of nutrients and antioxidants, Moringa Leaf Powder is one of nature's most nutritious foods. It´s a delicious source of non-soy plant protein, antioxidants, natural minerals and vitamins. Moringa helps manage weight, detoxifies body, increases energy naturally and nourishes your body’s immune system.

Bee Pollen Powder - Referred to as "nature's perfect food", bee pollen contains 96 known nutrients. Bee pollen contains up to 40% high-quality protein, and all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent food for nourishing the brain and building strength. It is a rich dietary source of zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, and other minerals, and provides the highest concentration of vitamins of any food found in nature.

Baking With Muesli

9/11/2013

Add your mix to your favorite baking recipe. You can be creative while preparing your homemade muffins, cookies, pancakes or even bread! Here are some tips for your kitchen muesli experience:

  • Cookies: Simply add muesli to your favorite cookie recipe. Or try our quick and easy recipe to create about 20 delicious cookies: Mix ½ cup butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 cup self-rising flour, 2 cups muesli and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a large bowl and stir until well-blended. Distribute teaspoon-sized portions onto the baking sheets and bake them for approx. 15 minutes.
  • Pancakes: We love this light recipe with yogurt! Mix 1 cup self-raising flour, ¾ cup muesli, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 + ½ cup yogurt and a pinch of salt and lemon zest in a large bowl. Cook in the same manner as regular pancakes and enjoy!
  • Muffins: These moist muffins are easy, tasty and healthy! Mix 2¼ cups muesli, 1½ cups milk, 1¼ cups self-raising flour, 1 grated apple with skin, ¾ cup brown sugar, and 1 egg in a mixing bowl and blend well. Allocate mixture into either a greased, twelve-hole muffin pan or muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full and bake for 20 minutes.
Baking with muesli    Baking with muesli
Baking with muesli

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Create your own breakfast cereal from more than 100 ingredients. Choose the right mixture of cereals, fruits, nuts, seeds and extras. We offer only responsibly chosen ingredients, including a variety of 100% natural, unprocessed, organic, non-GMO, preservative free and sugar-free options. This gives you over billion possible variations of final taste.


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