Bircher Muesli is a low GI, fibre rich and highly nutritious breakfast option, making it the perfect start to your healthy 2012!
What is Bircher Muesli?
This muesli recipe was originally developed by Swiss nutritionist Dr.Bircher-Benner in the 1900’s for his patients, as part of his healing therapy. He believed that a diet rich in raw and natural ingredients dramatically improved his patient’s health. The key to bircher muesli is the soaking overnight, to reduce indigestible phytic acids found in grains, improving the digestion and absorption of this nutrient dense muesli!
Rolled oats are known to reduce cholesterol and is a low GI whole grain, giving a slow release of energy, keeping you fuller for longer! The nuts and seeds provide essential fatty acids and nutrients, with endless health benefits. Natural Greek-style yoghurt is rich in calcium and probiotic cultures for healthy digestion.
Bircher Muesli recipe
A nutrient dense breakfast full of goodness!
1 cup any Honest to Goodness Fruit & Nut Muesli blend
1 cup freshly squeezed apple juice or water
1Tbs Organic LSA Whole Cold Milled
Juice of ½ a lemon
1tsp organic ground cinnamon
½ granny smith apple, grated
Natural Greek-style yoghurt to serve
Fresh seasonal fruit, sliced to serve
Combine the muesli, LSA, juice/water, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl, cover and chill overnight. In the morning, add the grated apple and combine. Divide the muesli between 4 bowls, top with yoghurt and serve with fresh seasonal fruit, yummo!
Gluten Free Bircher Muesli
Use Rolled/Flaked Quinoa instead of an oat based muesli and add a selection of nuts, seeds and fruit to this.
Do you have a favourite bircher or traditional muesli recipe? Share your tips for a healthy & easy breakfast in 2012!