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Mixed muesli with pu-erh tea

I had all of this for breakfast….

Well, a mixed muesli of all this stuff.

I put in one spoonful each of:

  • oats
  • honey granola
  • chia seeds
  • flax meal
  • desiccated coconut
  • toasted buckwheat
  • toasted almonds

And then sprinkled on a few pistachios, gojis, and golden raisins. This is what it looks like dry…

And after sitting in almond milk for a minute…

It continues to thicken up until it gets to the texture of runny oatmeal.  I had it with a cup of my new favorite tea ever, a pu-erh

I have been wary to try this kind of tea for a while because I’ve heard people describe it as tasting like dirt, or having barnyard aromas.  Ew.  But Jeff thought I might enjoy it because he knows I like deep, oaky, woody flavored teas.  Wow, I loved it.  And I didn’t get a dirt flavor at all, it was kind of like the aftertaste you get from coffee- not sour, just the way the roasted aroma hangs in your mouth and in the back of your throat.  And the smell!  It smells like leather, or like horses.  Like hay and the way the ground smells before it rains.  Divine, I tell you.

THIS GUY was sitting on the floor directly behind me while I ate breakfast.  He is my biggest fan.  This cat frikkin’ loves me.  Isn’t it ridiculous how he lays on the floor with his hind legs all splayed out the back?  He is so weird.

Time to get some housework done and head to the grocery, get all the not fun stuff out of the way so we can enjoy the weekend.


Easy breakfast

Woke up with a headache today and really didn’t want to listen to a screaming blender to make a smoothie.  I’ve been making a kind of cold porridge for breakfast lately, I think it’s technically called a muesli.  I just mix together a bunch of stuff then pour on some almond milk and let it sit for awhile to soften up.

This dry mix is equal spoonfuls of:

  • granola
  • plain oats
  • desiccated coconut
  • chia seeds
  • mixed dried fruit (golden raisins and goji berries)
  • toasted and crushed almonds

But you could really make it out of just about anything, as long as some oats are involved.

And here it is after a few minutes of soaking in almond milk…

So good, so healthy, and no noisy blender involved. Exactly what I needed to feel better this morning.