Bircher Muesli

Blissful mornings begin with bircher muesli.  Soaked in milk overnight, this bircher muesli recipe is a filling and nutritious breakfast option for those who want to start their day on the right side of the bed!

Five reasons to start adding bircher to your morning routine 

1.It is so easy to prepare!  Throw together the nuts and seeds, add the milk and orange juice and let soak overnight.  All you have to do in the morning is add your toppings.

2.It’s portable!  Say good-bye to leaving for school, uni or work on an empty stomach.  Simply put your bircher in a container or mason jar for those mornings on the run.

3.It’s nutritious! Filled with slow-digesting oats, bircher keeps you fuller for longer!  It is also full of vitamin C from the seasonal fruits, dietary fibre from the oats, calcium from the milk and yoghurt, healthy fats from the nuts and seeds and protein from the dairy sources, nuts and seeds.

4.It’s delicious.  You can vary the recipe to suit the seasons or your taste preferences.  

5.It’s convenient! Make up a big batch that lasts in the fridge for up to 5 days.  

Recipe from GH Nutrition and adapted from Nutrition Australia
Preparation time: Prepare the night before
Serves 2-3

1 + 1/2 cup rolled oats
250mL milk
1 tbsp pepitas
1 apple, grated
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp orange rind
Raspberries and plain or Greek yoghurt, to serve

To make
Combine oats, milk, pepitas, apple and orange juice in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Stir orange rind through muesli, divide between serving bowls and top with fresh raspberries and a dollop of natural yoghurt.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.