Bircher Muesli – Healthiest Breakfast Ever
Bread with butter, marmite and another slice with jam is what I used have for breakfast regularly. Its definitely not the most healthy way to start your day. When we moved here, we often came across this breakfast meal named Bircher Muesli. We were curious try it out, as it was a popular Swiss breakfast sold everywhere from cafes, bakeries, super markets to office canteens.
Bircher is the name of the Swiss physician who introduced this in 1900s. It was introduced to his patients as a part of therapy which included diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. (Source Wikipedia) Its a mixture of uncooked rolled oats, fruits, nuts and yoghurt.
First my husband tried it, he felt it was a filling and delicious breakfast. Most importantly its the most healthiest way to start your day, with nourishments from rolled oats, yoghurt, fresh fruits and nuts. It has protein, essential vitamins, minerals and good fat from nuts. Yoghurt has more nutritional benefits compared to milk. At this point I can’t think of a better breakfast than this in terms of its health benefits.
I use seasonal fruits to make this meal. During spring time, I used variety of berries such as straw berries, raspberries, blue berries and black berries. Now I’m using summer fruits such as apricots, nectarines, black grapes. Also you can be creative and use mangoes, pears, apples or whatever the fruit that is available. Moreover you can prepare this on previous night for 2 to 3 days and store it in fridge.
Although original recipe does not call for cinnamon powder. I added this spice due to its health benefits. To name of few, it helps to reduce your blood sugar levels, high in anti-oxidants, lowers bad cholesterol and has an anti-clotting effect. If you like to start your day with lots of energy, I highly recommend you to try this Most healthy breakfast ever….
7 tbsp of rolled oats (I used rolled oats mixed with dry fruits and nuts)
Handful of each berries diced, Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
3 tbsp of natural yoghurt / Soy yoghurt for Vegans
1 tbsp honey ( you can increase depending on your taste preference)
3-4 tbsp of water
pinch of cinnamon powder
1 banana ( Halved lengthwise and thinly sliced)
handful of blueberries
6 tbsp of corn flakes
Add rolled oats, cut berries, yoghurt, honey, water and cinnamon powder. Mix well, store overnight it in a airtight container in fridge.
Next day morning you will see Muesli puffed up as a result of absorbing all the water and yoghurt
Add them in a bowl and mix with milk, blueberries and banana. Sprinkle corn flake just before serving.
What’s your favorite summer fruit? I just can’t stop munching on these prunes.