Bircher, or overnight oats, really is one of the most incredible breakfasts you can have, full of nutrition & slow-release energy to keep you fuelled up post-workout or simply for the day ahead
And the best thing? It is the simplest thing you will prepare all day; just a few minutes prep the night before gives an instant breakfast to grab on your way out of the door
Once mastered, tweak it to keep it interesting!The key to bircher muesli is the soaking overnight which helps to reduce indigestible physic acids found in grains to aid digestion & absorption of this nutrient-dense breakfast
A low-GI whole grain, rolled oats are known to reduce cholesterol & give a slow release of energy to keep you fuller for longer This helps reduce calorie intake
The addition of a teaspoon of our incredible Super Boost blends, or seeds, fruits & even nuts all provide essential fatty acids & nutrients with many health benefits
If you’re finishing off with grated apple or pear & a spoonful of Natural Greek-style yoghurt, you’ll also benefit from calcium & probiotic cultures for healthy digestionMost packaged breakfast cereals are highly processed, highly refined & full of hidden sugar If you had to add that amount of sugar yourself, you’d never do itThe different ingredient combos are almost limitless, meaning you won’t get fed up of eating the same thing every day
Some days, we’re all about fruit The next, we add raw cacao to get the chocolatey taste we love without the sugar or fat Here’s our basic method for a classic Bircher Use it as the blank canvas to tweak it & make it your ownServes 2
It so easy to tweak this according to taste Try adding any or all of the following ingredients at the beginning for extra flavour:
You can use regular (dairy) milk should you prefer, but do give one of these plant-based milks a try for healthier alternative Just make sure you use the ‘unsweetened’ versions Even if you’re an almond milk ‘virgin’, once you’ve used it for this recipe, you won’t go back to dairy, it’s that good In the colder months, try heating in the microwave for a couple of minutes Delicious!
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