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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Homemade Bircher muesli

Another quick one today peeps. I had a request from Pull-Up all the way from London town for a Bircher recipe. We've spoken before about the miracle that is Bircher muesli, but if you are a newcomer (welcome by the way, I like your moves) then let me paint you a picture from a website called http://www.swissroots.org/ :

"Bircherm├╝esli" was invented by Dr Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner (1867-1939), a pioneer of organic medicine and wholefoods. Dr Bircher was active in Z├╝rich and around 1900 he put forward the controversial view that cereals, fruit and vegetables have more nutritional value than meat. The view at that time was that meat was the best source of human nutrition, and that vegetables and fruit were a second-best option for the poor. But Dr Bircher continued to believe in what he called "the food of sunlight", meals based on natural organic ingredients.

So there you go: Bircher muesli. I love it and if I love it so should you. That's the way it works.
On the taste:health ratio it is almost unbeatable. You will honestly struggle to get a breakfast this healthy that tastes this good. It is ridiculously easy to make and you can tweak it to add your favourite ingredients. Here is my version, using stawberries as they are in season.

Okay, stuff you'll need to feed 4:
  • 220g of raw oats
  • 400ml of fat-free milk
  • Two teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Two apples
  • Fat-free yoghurt, to serve
  • Organic honey, to serve
  • A pack of cashew nuts, roughly chopped/crushed
  • Two handfuls of strawberries

Okay, what to do:

1. Add the cinnamon to the milk and pour over the oats. Soak overnight in the fridge.

2. In the morning, divide the oats betwen four bowls. Grate the apples and slice the strawberries.

3. To serve, top the oats with the yoghurt and add the apple, the nuts and the strawberries. Finish by drizzling over some honey.

How easy was that? Seriously, don't come back to my site if you fu*k this one up. I don't want you. Obviously it's up to you what you add as long as you keep the base of the soaked oats. Play around, go crazy. You're crazy like that! Crazy kid.


Jamie Who


Lisa said...

Cool photo JW. You are getting better and better.

LaurenC said...

I add coconut to mine. And can I advise anyone who makes this to just mix a whopper of a container full of the dry ingredients, and then when you want some for brekkies the next day you just pour out a portion and add yoghurt and whatever fruit you've got lying around.

Brendan McNulty said...

instead of milk i soak swiss muesli in fruit juice, makes me feel even healthier :)