5 Delicious Ways to use your Yousli

Yousli Bars
Ingredients:
1 Cup Dried Apricots.
8 Medjool dates.
½ Tsp of Salt.
1 Cup Almond & Sour Cherry Yousli (or your favourite Yousli).
2 Tbsp Butter.
½ Cup Toasted desiccated coconut.

Method: Add dates, apricots, salt & butter into food processor and blitz for 30 secs, then add coconut & Yousli! Blitz again until combined. Then press into a small tin with baking paper. Pop into fridge until firm enough to eat! Melt some dark chocolate over top & sprinkle some whole Yousli pieces for crunch. M-mmm Enjoy!

 

Bliss Out Balls (Hazelnut, Date & Cacao)
Ingredients:
1 Cup of raw Cacao powder
1 Cup Medjool Dates.
1  Cup of Cacao Hazelnut Mulberry (or your favourite Yousli).
½ Coconut Oil.
Tbsp of Honey (or Maple Syrup).
Pinch of Salt.
1 Cup of shredded Coconut (for rolling bliss balls in).

Method: Blend ingredients in food processor for 30 secs, until mixture sticks together. Scoop tbsp of mixture & roll into a small balls. Roll balls in shredded coconut. Place them into airtight container & store in fridge, ready to eat after 3 hours. This makes 8-10 bliss balls! Get ready to bliss out!!

 

 

Best Salad Topping
This super fresh salad of diced Apple, Spinach and Pomegranate seeds, has a sprinkle of Yousli on top for added texture and flavour. A must try on your next salad, you won’t look back :) PS this goes really well with dressing made of 3 tbsp pomegranate molasses, juice of half a lemon, 60ml of good extra virgin olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Healthy Snack
Simply layer your Yousli in a jar or cup with your favourite yoghurt and fresh fruit, this is a great, easy, healthy snack, anytime of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoothie Bowls
For next level smoothies try it in a bowl. Then add a sprinke of Yousli and fresly sliced fruit on top. For a big added vitamins and nutrients boost, blend some Acai Berries or Acai Powder to your smoothie, you wont look back.

 

 

 

 

 

Big thanks to the following for their great recipes, photos and food ideas:

Yousli Bars:
Liz Mui @FunkyForestFood / funkyforestfood.blogspot.com.au

Bliss Out Balls:
Lucy Ennis.

Spinach & Apple Salad with Yousli:
Mari Jasmine @recipesbymari / marijasmine.com

 

 

Almost ready!

We’re happy to say that we are at the final stages in developing our new Hazelnut, Cacao and Mulberry Pre-Made! we have been testing and refining this recipe for months now and what we can say at this stage is that it’s tasting incredibly delicious! And has no added sugar, is gluten free and wheat free too… Oh and we’re looking for a Spring release.

Seasons Eatings Gift Pack

Give the gift of deliciousness this holiday season with our ‘Seasons Eatings Gift Pack’.
You get 2 x 500g Pre-Mades, our natural Yousli Drawstring bag & Free Postage for only $29.90.
Check or Pre-Mades page for more details

Activated Almond Bircher

Move over sloppy birchers! Our textured Activated Almond Bircher is ready to go :) Made from organic steel cut oats, activated almonds, activated buckwheat, pepitas and sunflower seeds for extra crunch factor. We’ve put helpful soaking instructions on the pack too. Enjoy!

Murray River Organics now at yousli.com.au

We have just received a fresh organic food drop from Murray River Organics – their Sun Muscats, Raisins and Sultanas are 100% organic and 100% delicious! All these organic goodies are plump, juicy and full of natural sweetness. Give them a try in your next custom make Yousli, they might just make your day :)

Active and delicious – why activated nuts are good for you

Arabella Forge is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a Masters Degree in Dietetics. She is also the author of the cookbook, Frugavore: how to grow your own, buy local, waste nothing and eat well. Arabella is a food writer and regular contributor to The Melbourne Review, and Fairfax Media and a regular host for channel 10’s It’s a Lifestyle TV and A Taste of Travel.

I love activated nuts! They are crunchy, crisp and delicious. They also add a unique dimension to any meal – be it your breakfast muesli, salad mix or store in your-office-drawer-snack.
Nuts are an extremely nutritious snack – they contain a variety of important nutrients such as calcium (found in almonds), magnesium, vitamin E and fibre. They are also an excellent source of protein and healthy fats – such as mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.

The process of ‘activating’ nuts imitates a natural sprouting process – the nut is pre-soaked for usually 7-12 hours then left to dehydrate. This process decreases levels of anti-nutrients such as phytic acid. Phytic acid is a compound that is found in the hulls of all nuts, seeds, and grains, which can bind to important minerals, such as calcium, iron, and zinc, and can limit their absorption in the body.

If you purchase raw nuts, it’s easy to activate them at home (see recipe below). The soaking and dehydration time can take up to a day, however the actual preparation time and labour is less than a few minutes.

Activation is a cooking method practiced by several hunter-gatherer groups. Nuts, seeds and grains were often pre-soaked or fermented for a period of time – in the case of nuts they were usually soaked in a salty medium such as seawater, and then left to dry or dehydrate out in the sun to become crispy and hard.

Modern-day activation imitates this practice by pre-soaking with salt water in the home kitchen and dehydrating in an oven or dehydrator. Once activated, the nuts can be eaten just like raw nuts – added to muesli, salads, or kept in a jar as a tasty snack.

If you are gluten-intolerant, another handy trick is to make your own activated nut flour. This is easy to do with a basic food processor – you only need to grind the nuts into a smooth, flour-like consistency. The nut flour can then be stored in a zip lock bag in the fridge or freezer (where it should keep for up to several months).

Raw or activated – nuts still remain one of the most convenient and nutritious snacks. Nuts can be stored in jars in your cupboard, packed up into lunchboxes for work, or even fumbled into your handbag as a quick pick-me-up-nibble.

Quick & Easy Nut Activation Recipe:
2 cups raw nuts*
2-teaspoons sea salt
filtered water

Place the nuts in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Cover with water. Add the salt and stir until dissolved. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave it to rest on your kitchen bench for 12 hours or overnight.

Drain the nuts from the water and rinse well. Spread the nuts out on a baking tray or in a food dehydrator and place in the oven or dehydrator at 40-50 degrees. Leave to cook for 12-24 hours or until they become crispy without any moisture.

Activated nuts can be stored in the cupboard for several weeks. If you grind them into a nut flour it is worth storing them in the fridge or freezer.

*This recipe works well for all nuts excluding cashews. Cashews need only be soaked for 5-6 hours (they go slimy if soaked for longer). It is also difficult to source raw cashews.

 

Introducing The Ginger Barberry & Macadamia Pre-Made!!!

Calling all ginger lovers! Spring has sprung and it’s the perfect time to kickstart your senses in the morning with this excitingly new and delicious addition to the Yousli Pre-Made family… we are very proud to announce the long awaited Ginger Barberry & Macadamia blend! With creamy roasted macadamia nuts, decadent pistachios, activated buckinis, zesty barberries, deep organic currants and finished with the warm flavours of spicy uncrystallised ginger – it’s everything we hoped for, and more ;) Our scrummy new muesli blend is available now on the Yousli Pre-Made page

Click here to buy now

Try it today – this could just get you excited about brekky again :)

 

Our new Ginger mix live from Yousli HQ

Mixing up new flavours for Spring ginger lovers! Our latest scrummy release to the Pre-Made family is the Ginger Macadamia Barberry blend… and we’re happy to say it’s on track for a mid Spring release. This pic just in from the mixing table at Yousli HQ. We’re almost there, we’re just refining the very important final flavour and crunch profiles ;) will keep you posted with progress… in the mean time get them taste buds ready, this mix will not dissapoint them! :)

Activated Almonds are ready!

We have just received our first batch of Activated Almonds at Yousli. These almonds have been ‘activated’ during a process of pre-soaking and dehydration. This makes it easier for the body to digest which also helps you receive greater nutrition from the nut. Let’s not forget they are also a deliciously crunchy addition to your custom muesli mix. If you like the idea of activated goods in your custom muesli, we also have Activated Buckinis available (activated buckwheat grouts) at yousli.com.au as well. Keep an eye open for our story on Activated Nuts by our favourite Dietician, Arabella Forge. Look out for the story on our Facebook page at the end of Spring :)

Hello Feel-Good Food Lovers!

After months of rigorously testing, creating (and eating) thousands of muesli recipes, whilst sourcing and tasting the best whole foods we can gather locally and all around the globe, we are really happy to announce that Yousli finally here!

It’s a place that’s been made just for you (and your taste buds), a place where you can make it your way so you can get more ‘you’ in your muesli. We have a huge range of delectably healthy whole grains, nuts, seeds and fruits – or if you decide to leave it to us, try one of our deliciously crafted Pre-Mades – both delivered to your door in a flash.

We’ll be releasing amazing food editions seasonally, so you can make your mornings even tastier. Stay tuned as we’ll be adding feel-good food ideas and muesli taste maker tips that we think will really make your day.

We are proudly 100% Australian owned and very excited to have you here – we can’t wait for you to get some Yousli in your belly.

The Yousli Team