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

Ingredients
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 | APPLES: All new season except for Pink Ladies and Granny Smiths. BANANAS: Prices still impacted by supply issues from QLD floods. BERRIES: Last weeks for Tassie blueberries. Cooler weather has helped Strawberries with better value and longevity this week. Blackberries available. EXOTIC: Aussie mangosteens, rambutans, dragonfruit, guava and starfruit available. FIGS: Still peaking with a beautiful blush this week. GRAPES: Great range of grapes in season. Your preference depends on levels of crunch and sweetness desired. MANGOES: NSW KP mangoes still available. Last weeks for mangoes! MELONS: Rockmelons and watermelons a little scarce. PEARS: Corellas, Nashi, Williams and Buerre Bosc in season. Josephines and Packhams should start next week or so. PINES: Topless still eating well. POMEGRANATES: Aussie pomegranates in season. Better value this week. STONE FRUIT: Plums great varieties available still eating and cooking really well. Poach and freeze! VEGETABLES | Still feeling some impacts from the hot weather in January impacting vegetable crops around Australia and prices. Cooler Autumn weather will start to take effect over next few weeks. ASPARAGUS: Cooler weather in Victoria has meant a good Autumn asparagus crop with great value asparagus in season. However, Autumn season for Aussie asparagus is short so buy while available. AVOCADOS: New season shepherds in season. Hass ending soon. BEANS: Sugar snap and snowpeas still scarce. Round beans better value this week. Butter and Borlotti beans available. CAVOLO NERO & KALE: Beaut bunches. GARLIC: Tassie and organic garlic in season. GOOD VALUE: Zucchini, cucumbers and green capsicums. POTATOES & PUMPKIN: Kiflers the pick. TOMATOES: Scarce. FLOWERS: Great value roses.