Oats are a breakfast staple in Australia and the best way to keep them interesting is making bircher muesli. Oats contain plenty of key nutrients including magnesium, fibre, B1, B2, B5 and calcium.
When looking for oats select whole, untoasted oats – organic where possible.
Ideally nuts should be purchased raw and stored in the fridge to protect them against oxidation, which when eaten contributes to free radical damage to body tissue.
Bircher muesli is such wonderful healthy breakfast because of the combination of nuts, seeds, grain and fruit which provides amino acids that combine to make a complete protein from vegetarian sources.
Soaked chia and linseed create a gel that works to lubricate the bowel and prevent constipation.
2 cups of raw rolled oats
1 handful of raw hazelnuts
1 handfuls of raw almonds
1 handful of raw cashews
1 tbs of raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 tbs of chia seeds
1 tbs of linseed (flaxseed) unground
1 tbs of dried sultanas
1/4 cup of cloudy apple juice
3 tbs full-fat organic live yoghurt
1 tbs of sunflower seeds
1 cinnamon quill.
- In a large bowl place all the dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon or your clean hands.
- Then place the live yoghurt and cloudy apple juice into the bowl to cover the dry mixture. Add water if needed. The liquid should only just submerge the dry ingredients.
- Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours (overnight)
- In the morning spoon the mixture in your breakfast bowl and serve with seasonal fruit and plain yoghurt or oat milk.
Makes enough for two breakfasts.