Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli is typically heavier on fruit than modern muesli recipes. Typical contemporary muesli is primarily an oat dish with fruit as a component. Bircher muesli should really be thought of as a fruit dish that uses oats for body and texture. You can buy ready-made Bircher muesli, or make your own, using the recipe below. This recipe includes yoghurt and fresh berries for an even more delicious start to your day. Yogurt that contains probiotics helps your digestive system function properly. Not all yogurts are considered probiotic, though, so check the label for 'live active cultures'. Blueberries are known to prevent constipation. The vitamins, sodium, copper, fructose and acids improve digestion by stimulating the correct gastric and digestive juices to move food smoothly and safely through your gastrointestinal system. Give this scrumptious breakfast combo a go as a super digestive start.
Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats 2 Tbsp raisins 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds 2 Tbsp flaked almonds 2 Tbsp chia seeds 3 cups unsweetened almond milk 2 Tbsp honey Pinch cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 apples, grated 2 Tbsp blueberries
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl (ceramic or Pyrex is best).
  2. Leave to soak for around 2-3 hours (or overnight) before serving.
  3. When it's ready to serve, divide among bowls and top with a dollop of yoghurt, a drizzle of flaxseed oil, a handful of raspberries and sunflower seeds scattered on top.