This one brings me back. Muesli (aka Birchermuesli) originated in Switzerland where my father is from so it was a staple growing up. It was created by a Swiss Physician as a part of a healing therapy for his patients. The overnight soaking of the ingredients increase their nutritional value and improve absorption of the nutrients. The main ingredient is rolled oats which is soaked overnight with a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and really anything else you feel like adding. Below is the recipe that I use but this one is all about tailoring it to your liking. In addition to all of these health benefits, it’s just SO easy! All you have to do is pour in the liquid the night before and put it in the fridge to soak. The next morning, just grab and go!
Muesli Breakfast Recipe – 1 Serving
3 Tbsp Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 tsp Raw Sesame Seeds
2 tsp Raw Pumpkin Seeds
2 tsp Raw Sunflower Seeds
2 tsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Shaved Coconut
2 tsp Goji Berries
1 Tbsp Dried fruit of your choice (ie raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricots)
1/2 Cup Coconut milk or other milk of your choice (if you use almond or soy milk, check that it does not have Carrageenan added to it, I use coconut milk from a can)
1/4 Cup Water
Combine all dry ingredients into a container. I will usually pre-mix several servings at once to save time. I use 2-cup size glass tupperware containers which fits one serving nicely. The night before, add the milk and water, give it a quick stir, cover and place in the fridge. The next morning it’s ready to go! To top it off, add some chopped up fresh fruit if you want – my favorite is melon (any kind is great) or grapes.