Time for a new recipe – usually my family eats oatmeal for breakfast every single morning. However, now that it is getting warmer, we sometimes crave something cold in the morning. I love a simple breakfast of fruit or a smoothie but my husband needs something more solid. This is why I like to make bircher muesli in Summer; it is cold, somehow refreshing, yet filling and totally satisfying. Have you ever tried it? If not, you definetly should 🙂
There are a million recipes for bircher muesli out there and this recipe here can be adapted to your preferences and taste. The important thing is just that you let your muesli soak over night (or at least for an hour) instead of eating it right away (or cooking it). My husband and I, we used to eat muesli the way most Germans are eating it – fresh. We blended up muesli and (plant) milk together and ate it. Easy peasy. However, we realized that this caused us quite some digestion issues. So about a year ago we began eating oatmeal instead (hence, cooked the oats) and the digestion problems dissappeared. Bircher muesli is raw and yet, since the oats are soaked, it is very easy to digest.To make it even easier to digest you can also use germinated oats. Through the germination process the amount of minerals such a iron and calcium and vitamins such as vitamin c and e increase; plus the grain is easier digested because the protein is broken up into amino acids during germination.
For us bircher muesli is like the perfect inbetween of oatmeal and raw muesli 🙂
For our bircher muesli we like to use:
Around 8 TbS Oats
1 TbS ground flaxseeds
1 TbS Raisins
1 TbS Walnuts
1 TbS Berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup homemade almond milk:
1 TbS almonds
1 cup ofwater
Just blend everything together in a highspeed blender
Depending on your taste you can always add the following to the muesli
Sugarfree vegan yogurt
1/2 TS Cocoa- nibs
1/2 TS Cinnamon
Cut the apple into small pieces, break the walnuts into small pieces. Make the almond milk. Blend the oats, the other ingredients, and the almond milk and let the bircher muesli sit over night in the fridge. The next morning you can add some berries or other toppings to your taste and enjoy.
In case you do not have time to let the muesli soak over night, make sure to let it sit for at least one hour. You can always change the raisins to goji berries or add sunflower seeds or other seeds to the muesli. Be creative and make your personal perfect bircher muesli 😉
What do you like to eat for breakfast in Summer? Or do you eat breakfast at all :)? I would love to know!
Have a great start into the new week everyone!