Bircher Muesli is the original health food. Developed around 1900 by Swiss doctor Maximilian Bircher for his patients at his clinic. The original recipe called for the use of condensed milk due to fears about TB in milk, however nowadays there are hundreds of variations on the original but the essential processes remain the same: cold soaking oats until soft in a liquid, mixing with dairy and topping with fruit. My version is light, high in fibre, protein and vitamins and is really easy. We have it several times a week on warm spring and summer mornings when hot porridge just doesn’t seem right and it really sets you up for the day.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 mug fresh apple juice (not from concentrate)
- 1 apple, grated
- 2 heaped tbsp. Greek yoghurt
- Sprinkling of raisins, sunflower seeds and Almonds
- Drizzle of honey
- Overnight soak the oats in the apple juice (if time is limited 60 minutes will do).
- In the morning stir in the Greek yoghurt and grate in 1 apple.
- Top with raisins, Almonds and sunflower seeds. Drizzle a small bit of honey on top.
- Slow release energy
- Full of vitamin C
- High in protein
- High in fibre