One thing I have become a huge fan of recently is bircher muesli. It’s so sweet and creamy and also happens to be one of the easiest breakfasts you could ever make. Each bowl is made by simply mixing oats with milk and Greek yoghurt. Just 3 minutes prep the night before and it will be ready to enjoy in the morning. You could prepare it on the spot but I find that the oats absorb more moisture the longer you leave them, so by the time you wake up they are light and fluffy. The great thing about this recipe is that you can mix and match the optional trimmings to change the flavour and personalise your breakfast.
I have flavoured my morning bircher with Acai berry powder, vanilla essence and agave, but as I said you can use anything you like. I have previously used vanilla essence with a blended mandarin and that was gorgeous as well. With fresh fruit however combine that in the morning as the exposure to oxygen will alter the flavour and for most, the visual appearance of your breakfast. This is particularly noticible with apples and pears as your bircher will go brown as they oxidise. It tastes fine but the appearance ruins the experience, you want it to look as awesome as it tastes. Once ready, I love to top with an array of fresh berries and super foods. Today I have used fresh blueberries, raspberries, desiccated coconut and flaked almonds.
Acai Bircher Muesli Recipe
- 30g of rolled oats (preferably giant)
- 50g of Greek yoghurt
- 100ml of milk (can swap for almond, soy etc...)
- 1 tsp. of Acai berry powder
- 1 tsp. of agave
- A dash of vanilla essence
- Garnish with what ever you like, fresh berries, superfoods, nuts/seeds etc...
- Combine all ingredients (bar the garnishes) in a bowl, mix well and place in the fridge until morning.
- The mixture will look quite thin, but overnight the oats will absorb a lot of the milk and become softer and softer.
- When you wake up simply cover with your favourite toppings (such as berries, granola etc.) and enjoy.
You really cant go wrong with this recipe guys, so get stuck in and mix up those flavour combinations.