Strawberry Lemon Overnight Muesli – The Low Down on Fiber

Strawberry lemon overnight muesli is a delicious, hearty, bright spring breakfast packed with healthy fiber. Assemble everything the night before and have breakfast waiting for you in the morning when you wake up.

*This post is sponsored by Metamucil® Free.

Alternative title for this post: The low-down on fiber. We’ll get to this strawberry lemon overnight muesli in a bit but first I want to talk about all things fiber.

Strawberry lemon overnight muesli is a delicious, hearty, bright spring breakfast packed with healthy fiber. Assemble everything the night before and have breakfast waiting for you in the morning when you wake up.

The Two Types of Fiber

I’m sure you’ve heard about soluble and insoluble fiber before. Do you know though what the difference between them is?

Soluble Fiber

This type of fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like material in the digestive tract that helps lower cholesterol and maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, barley, fruits, legumes (beans and peas), and psyllium, the main ingredient in Metamucil. This type of fiber is the one that helps slow down digestion and keep you feeling full longer.

Insoluble Fiber

Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and makes its way through the digestive system mostly intact. It adds “bulk” and may help speed the passage of food and waste through your gut. Insoluble fiber sources include things like wheat bran, whole grain cereals, breads, and lots of vegetables.

It’s worth noting many plant-based foods like vegetables, beans and whole grains contain both types of fiber which is why it’s important to include a wide variety of foods in your diet.

Overnight muesli made with strawberries and lemon is a wonderful way to start your spring day.

My preference when it comes to fiber types is soluble fiber. As someone who focuses on eating a macro-based diet, satiety is incredibly important to me.

I prioritize my foods based on how full they leave me feeling to get the most bang for my caloric buck so to speak. Foods high in soluble fiber have been found to reduce appetite and increase satiety more so than foods with a high insoluble fiber content. So, it’s no surprise my diet is heavy in things like fresh fruits, vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, beans and oats/oat bran (love these oat bran pancakes!) – all higher on the soluble fiber side.

With a scoop of Metamucil Free in this overnight bircher muesli, you get an extra boost of hidden fiber with your breakfast! Fiber packed, hearty, healthy with bright pops of spring strawberries and lemon - this overnight muesli is a great start to the day!

That said, there are times when despite My Fitness Pal telling me I’m killing the fiber game (I usually have no issues reaching the recommended target of about 25 grams of fiber per day for women through my food choices), I still have issues…if you know what I mean.

In fact, this post really comes full circle for me and I have to laugh at the childhood memories of having Metamucil at the table of my grandparent’s house circa 1989, a concerned grandma hovering over me making sure I finished the full glass.

Wake up to a bowl of this delicious strawberry and lemon packed overnight muesli for an easy, delicious and fiber packed breakfast.

Metamucil is made with 100% natural psyllium husk. The psyllium fiber forms a viscous gel that traps some bile acids (made from cholesterol) and gently removes them from your body. This gel also traps some carbohydrates and sugars, allowing them to be more slowly absorbed by the body and helps keep you feeling less hungry between meals*.

Whether you’re falling short of your daily fiber goals and looking for a way to increase your intake or, you just find yourself needing a little “help” getting the digestive tract flowing (like me!), Metamucil is an easy addition to your daily diet so you can stay regular* and provides a bunch of easy fiber options.

These days, Metamucil Free – made with real sugar and free of artificial sweeteners, colors and flavors is my preference (it’s gluten-free too). It’s perfect simply mixed in a glass of water, blended into your favorite smoothie or, added to a simple breakfast like this strawberry lemon overnight muesli.

Give your bowl of muesli a spring twist with strawberries and lemon. This version is made the night before so you can wake up to a delicious bowl for breakfast!

Strawberry Lemon Overnight Muesli

I got on a muesli kick last month after our trip to Barbados. The breakfast buffet had this amazingly delicious muesli I ate every morning sparking a muesli obsession upon my return home.

I’ve made it a bunch of ways since but this spring-inspired strawberry lemon twist might be one of my favorites. It’s bright and refreshing while still being hearty and satisfying. I love that I can simply add in the Metamucil for an easy fiber boost (to an already fiber packed meal!) and it goes completely undetected.

An extra dose of hidden fiber is packed into this spring muesli bowl. Made the night before, it's ready for you when you wake up!

Of course though, nothing beats 10 minutes of prep the night before and waking up to breakfast totally ready to dive into.

Try adding Metamucil into these almond joy oats, these orange infused overnight steel cut oats or, these peaches and coconut cream oats too for more fiber packed breakfast options!

Serves 2     adjust servings

Strawberry Lemon Overnight Muesli

Preparation 10 mins Prep Time
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Total Time 10 mins Total Time

Strawberry lemon overnight muesli is a delicious, hearty, bright spring breakfast packed with healthy fiber. Assemble everything the night before and have breakfast waiting for you in the morning when you wake up.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup muesli (make sure to use a gluten-free variety if necessary)
  • 2 teaspoons Metamucil® Free
  • 2 tablespoons chopped golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond/coconut milk (or milk of choice), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon

Instructions

Combine muesli, Metamucil® Free, raisins, pecans, chia seeds, yogurt, 1 cup of milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl . Stir until all the ingredients are mixed together well.

Gently fold the strawberries and lemon zest into the mixture.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Divide into two bowls in the morning, add remaining 1 cup of milk (divided evenly between the two bowls) and toppings of choice (apples, strawberries, lemon zest, nuts, seeds, etc.)

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4 Comments

  1. Cookin Canuck

    I laughed when I read the part about your grandmother because Metamucil was always a part of breakfast at my grandparents’ house. This muesli looks like a fantastic breakfast!

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  2. Dennis

    Your Strawberry Lemon Overnight Muesli will be a great addition to my fiber-filled diet! Since I chose to add fiber to my routine, I feel better and more energized, ready to take on the day, and exercise! Along with proper nutrition and using my smart scale to monitor my progress, I have never felt and looked better! Adding fresh apple and strawberry can really brighten your morning!

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