It makes a wonderful breakfast, with plenty of protein from the nuts and seeds, good fats from the nuts seeds and chia as well as plenty of fibre, so it makes a complete breakfast which will sustain even blood sugar levels until lunchtime to help concentration and energy levels.
Chopping and soaking the nuts and seeds makes the nutrients more accessible and easier to digest.
Make a batch and keep in the fridge. This makes about 10-12 servings.
Cinnamon: As well as being tasty, cinnamon helps maintain blood sugar balance and curb sugar cravings. Along with the oats, cinnamon is also known for its cholesterol lowering properties.
- 2 cups – total of rolled oats, quinoa flakes, rice flakes – a combination or one of
- 1/2 cup almonds/hazelnuts or walnuts
- 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pepitas
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons chia
- ½ cup organic sultanas
To serve as bircher muesli (quantities are per person):
- 2 tablespoons natural yogurt
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
Muesli: In a food processor or coffee grinder grind the flaxseeds. Then to food processor add sunflower seeds, almonds and pepitas, and chop for a few seconds (so nuts and seeds break up but are still a bit chunky. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This can be used as muesli and served with milk, yoghurt and berries.
To serve as Bircher Muesli: the night before (or when you wake up) put about 3-4 tablespoons of mixture per person in a bowl with two tablespoons of natural yoghurt and half a cup of fresh orange or apple juice – let it soak overnight or even for ½ an hour in the morning.
Add grated green apple or berries for some zing and enjoy.