An interesting fact about this style of muesli – created by a doctor, a Swiss doctor at that, as a healing therapy for his patients to provide them with a healthy breakfast alternative and encouraging more raw fruit into their diets? The reason for the overnight soaking is to change the consistency of the muesli to become chewier, which aids in the absorption and digestion.
Bircher Muesli is a healthy way to start your day, and get your metabolism rocking and rolling. What is also sensational about this, is you can prepare most of the meal the day before, and it can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days. So for busy mums, and mums on the go – here is breakfast ready for yourself and the kids for a few mornings of the week. Lucky you!
What you will need:
4.5 cups rolled oats
1 ¼ cup natural Greek style yoghurt
1 ¼ cup orange juice
1/2 cup Flaked almonds
1 granny smith green apple
1 cups of sultanas
2 cups lite milk
Honey to taste
Handful of blueberries or strawberries optional
Serves: Potentially 5 days worth of breakfasts
METHOD DAY 1:
- Place the 4.5 cups of rolled oats into a very large bowl, followed by the 1 ¼ cup of the Greek yoghurt.
- Shake the orange juice well before adding 1 ¼ cups into the bowl, followed by 2 cups of lite milk and 1 cup of sultanas. Mix super well.
(Note: if you add a little too much of the rolled oats in, just add a little more orange juice).
- Cover the bowl and place in the fridge and let the ingredients soak overnight.
METHOD DAY 2:
- Remove the bowl from the fridge and you will notice the mixture has set quite thick and firm.
- Peel and grate the granny smith apple (add as much or little as you wish) to the mixture and mix.
- Add half a cup of almond flakes, and sprinkle ground cinnamon over the top layer of the bircher muesli.
- Give the recipe another good mix. Have a taste test, and if you feel the apple is a little bitter, add a little more ground cinnamon.
Serve up with a drizzle of honey. You can always serve bircher muesli with a handful of fruits on top eg: blueberries or strawberries.