Bircher Muesli is called so because the recipe was created by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner for his patients. This was back in 1900 but the recipe is still a very popular in Switzerland and Germany. Oats contain the right mix of proteins and carbohydrates to reduce bad cholesterol, maintain sugar levels, boost energy and aid digestion. Their high fibre content makes you feel full for long, reducing your need to snack. This muesli is better than the store bought packaged ones as it is free of preservatives.
- 300g oats
- 500ml freshly squeezed apple juice
- A really good pinch of cinnamon powder
- 2 small apples, few slices reserved and rest roughly chopped
- 25g raisins
- 25g dried fruit, [cranberries and apricots]
- 25g almonds, roughly chopped
- 200g plain yoghurt, plus extra for drizzling
- Place the oats, apple juice and cinnamon in a bowl and leave to soak overnight in the fridge.
- Mix the chopped apples, raisins, dried fruit, almonds and yoghurt.
- Serve with the reserved apple slices and drizzle with extra yoghurt. If you have any leftover, you can keep the bircher muesli stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This recipe was first published in the January 2015 issue of Complete Wellbeing.
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