Bircher Muesli – gluten free
This delicious breakfast was introduced by a Swiss physician Maximillian Bircher-Brenner for patient in his hospital. He believed that a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of healing therapy. Traditionally the muesli was eaten with orange juice and not milk and the original recipe had far more whole fruit then grains. I love making my own Bircher style natural muesli from both whole oat groats, steel cut oats and rolled oats. For a gluten free or grain free muesli, I just substitute the oats for ground linseed and a little chia seed and soak for an hour or overnight as per the traditional recipe.
What’s Great About it:
My muesli gives your body a whopping dose of fibre for a healthy digestive system and low GI carbs and omega 3 to support a healthy cardiovascular system and sustain the body for long lasting energy. You can fold through natural yoghurt which is high in calcium, phosphorous, B vitamins, protein, potassium and a great source of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria cultures for healthy digestion or alternatively just use what ever type of milk or juice you prefer ( almond, pumpkin seed milk, orange juice)
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 tablespoon cranberries
60 - 80 ml orange juice or almond milk
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Protein
1 large grated red apple with the skin
2 tablespoons natural organic yoghurt / coconut or a little extra almond milk to serve
Soak the flaxseed, chia seed, sesame seed, pumpkin seed, goji, cranberry and sunflower seed in the orange juice or almond milk for at least 1 hour or overnight in the fridge.
The next day mix through the protein - this will help nourish healthy skin and hair as well as boost your immune system.
Add the grated apple and fresh seasonal fruit.
Fold through the yoghurt if using or enjoy with extra juice or milk + fresh fruit.
Notes + Inspiration:
Add fresh strawberries or 1 mix 1 tablespoon Organic Superfood with your yoghurt before eating.