Breakfast: Bircher Muesli

I am such a sweet tooth at breakfast time, give me waffles, pancakes or a fruit platter over savoury any day!  Over winter I was very much enjoying hot porridge topped with fruit, but now that the weather has warmed up a little (and being on a bit of a health kick) I have been looking for a healthy alternative to sugar filled cereal.

Bircher muesli is a fabulous summer version of porridge, and with a little preparation the night before, you can have an easy, super healthy and tasty breakfast, ready in a snap.  It really can be made with whatever is your preference, but I added plenty of seeds and nuts, a grated pink lady apple, freshly squeezed orange juice and greek yoghurt, topped with sliced strawberries and passionfruit.

The oat/seed/nut/dried fruit mixture needs to be soaked over night to make everything more easily digestible, and can be soaked in water, milk (or soy milk), yoghurt or any type of fruit juice.  I chose to mix yoghurt and juice to cut down the sugar content a little, but might try milk next time to see if there is a difference – I bet it would be fabulous with almond milk!

Fizzle Out’s Bircher Muesli

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • assorted nuts chopped: walnuts, brazil nuts, pecans
  • assorted seeds: pepitas, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds
  • LSA (linseed sunflower almond mixture crushed) – from the health food section in the supermarket
  • a couple of dried dates, sliced
  • natural yoghurt (I used low fat Jalna greek yoghurt)
  • juice of one orange
  • fresh fruit to serve – grated apple, sliced strawberries, passionfruit pulp
Combine oats, chopped nuts, seeds, LSA and dried fruit in a bowl.  Cover with a couple of spoonfuls of natural yoghurt and the juice of one orange, mixing to combine.  Cover with glad wrap and leave overnight.
In the morning, mix grated apple in and top with yoghurt and fresh fruit.

 

Have you got any favourite summertime breakfasts?  Please do share in the comments!

 

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