Brenda’s Big Batch Bircher Muesli
Bircher Muesli is an awesome, healthy alternative to the cardboard box breakfast
And it’s packed with all the beneficial ingredients needed to feed the gut bacteria, making for a happy digestive system : )
Swiss nutritionist Dr. Bircher-Brenner believed that the raw, natural ingredients of his muesli brew (brewsli!) would have healing properties for his patient’s health.
Bircher Muesli was born!
Soaking the oats and nuts and seeds overnight reduces the phytic acids. This not only makes them more digestible but also allows the body to absorb the nutrients more efficiently.
This is my family’s favourite homemade combination for bircher muesli, which is jam-packed full of goodness and a great way to start the day. There’s some in the fridge right now!
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This is a big batch that will be enough to last for breakfast, snacks, and lunchboxes for the week. Top it with My Favourite Homemade Granola recipe to add some texture and crunch.
Brenda's Big Batch Bircher Muesli
- 5 x cups of rolled oats
- 3 x cups of milk or coconut water or a combination of both
- A couple handfuls of almonds
- A couple handfuls of sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- A couple handfuls of sultanas
- 2 x cups of natural yoghurt
- Juice of one orange
- 1 x grated apple
- A good shake of cinnamon
- A good pinch of vanilla powder
- Mix all of the above together, cover and leave pop into the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, serve with extra milk and/or yoghurt, fresh seasonal fruit and a swirl of raw honey or pure maple syrup.
* Fresh fruit is a fabulous source of fibre and has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. In this recipe, I use grated apple, which is packed with vitamins like A, B1, B2, and C, as well as minerals like calcium, potassium, iodine, iron, and phosphorous.
* Oats can be powerful in lowering cholesterol and, therefore, fighting heart disease. Oats contain insoluble fibre which lowers blood sugar and control diabetes.
* Nuts and seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with numerous health benefits including the development of the nervous system and reducing bad cholesterol. They are also are a great source of protein which is important for building and repairing muscles.
* Chia seeds deserve a special mention as they are highly nutritious and a natural source of Essential Fatty Acids, a great source of fibre, full of antioxidants, protein, amino acids, essential minerals, and vitamins.
* Yoghurt provides good bacteria for the digestive tract, is a good source of protein, and is loaded with vitamins like calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium, and magnesium.
So let’s think outside the cereal box and enjoy this nutrient-rich, healthy wholefood breakfast that is exploding with goodness!
Other breakfast recipes you might like Date and Walnut Bircher Muesli and Spiced Quinoa Porridge.
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Hi Brenda, this sounds awesome! How long will it feasibly last for in the fridge if only 2 adults will be eating it? Thanks!
I keep mine in the fridge for 5 days Renee
Hi Brenda – perfect recipe looks delicious – just got diagnosed with High Cholestrol (everything else is ok iron,thryoid,liver,glucose) so this is looking like my perfect answer.
Enjoy the recipe Bec. High cholesterol is a tricky one, always worth doing a little investigation on our health issues ourselves. YOu might be interested in this:http://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-catalyst-effectively-exploded-the-cholesterol-myth-with-these-13-facts-about-fat-2013-11#Catalyst and the Cholesterol Myth
Looks yum! How many days does this last in the fridge please?
I keep it in the fridge for 4 – 5 days Alex
Hi Brenda, roughly how many serves does this batch make? I’ll be the only one eating it, so just trying to guage whether to make a half or quarter batch.
Hi Sue, it makes about 6-8 serves. Three of us eat it for breakfast in my house and it lasts 3 days. I would make half if it’s just you.