Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend foodie: Berrylicious Bircher muesli

Having relocated to within an hour of the Alps, it seems somewhat apt to share this particularly Alpine breakfast with you. Bircher muesli was invented by Dr Maxmillian Bircher-Benner with the aim of getting people to eat an apple a day. My version is by no means faithful to the original recipe, but employs the same technique of mixing a bunch of oats, nuts, seeds, fruit and yoghurt together and leaving it overnight to turn into a plump, yummy and altogether healthy start to the day.

1 cup oats
1 cup mixed nuts and seed (e.g. I used pumpkin seeds, chopped walnut and chopped almonds)
1 apple or pear, peeled, cored and grated
½ cup frozen or fresh mixed berries
1 cup natural yoghurt (pro-biotic is great for you)
2 tbs agave nectar or honey
1/3 cup milk (I use oat milk)

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave overnight. Lasts for 2 days kept in the fridge (or less in my house, where I have been known to have it for lunch or a late-night snack).

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