Bircher Muesli

I personally think breakfast muesli is an awesome start to the day. It fills you up for longer and gives you enough energy to get you to morning tea if not lunch! Bircher is perfect for those of us on the go who don't have time to fiddle around making a healthy and hearty breakfast in the morning. It's also perfect for those warmer days when you are sick of eating cereal but can't bear a hot breakfast.

http://www.carmanskitchen.com.au/recipes/7-carmans-natural-bircher-muesliThis recipe needs to be made at least one day ahead of time. My trick is that I make it on Sunday, and I make enough for about 4 serves. So Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are taken care of, and by Friday I'm keen to change it up a bit and make myself something savoury.

You can do it one of two ways, you can buy the rolled oats on their own, and then add your own nuts and dried fruits. You can put whatever you like in it, almonds, pepitas, apricot, shaved coconut, raisins, linseeds, dates, walnuts, dried apple, the list goes on. Or you can buy a pre-made muesli mix, as long as it contains rolled (not toasted) oats you're good to go.

I used Carman's Bircher Muesli for mine, and it turned out beautifully, I would recommend to every cup of rolled oats you add 1/4-1/2 of a cup of dried fruit and nuts, just so you have a good amount of variety in your muesli mix, to make it easier, you can make up your muesli mix in bulk and keep it in an airtight container for when you're ready to make it into bircher.

You will need...
2 cups of muesli mix
1/2 cup orange juice, either buy something like Nudie's 'Nothing But 21 Oranges', that is a fresh juice with no added sugars or preservatives, or juice your own.
1 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup natural or Greek yoghurt- reduced fat (I use Chobani 0% fat strained plain Greek yoghurt)
1 large granny smith apple, skin on, finely grated
2 tsp organic honey
pinch cinnamon

Method...
1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large ceramic or glass bowl, and cover with glad wrap. Place in the fridge for 12+ hours before eating. It's that simple!

As a suggestion, serve with fresh fruit over the top.

Image taken from http://www.carmanskitchen.com.au/recipes/7-carmans-natural-bircher-muesli


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