For many people who recently switched to raw food breakfast often presents a dilemma. A piece of fruit or a smoothie may not be enough. So, what to eat?
One of the nicest and rather healthy option is a Bircher muesli, or a raw overnight porridge. It is very easy to make and nutritious. Bircher muesli was created in early 1900s by a Swiss physician and nutritionist Maximilian Bircher-Benner, who wished to improve gastrointestinal health of his patients and provide them with a healthy breakfast alternative.
- 1 cup raw oatmeal
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cup raw almond milk
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup activated almonds or hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1/2 grated pear
- 1/2 grated apple
- 2-3 sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 Tbsp freshly pressed lemon juice
- pinch cinnamon
- pinch pink Himalaya salt
- Place raw oats and chia seeds in a bowl.
- Pour raw almond milk into a bowl and mix well. Add raisins and chopped nuts, and mix again. Cover the bowl and place it in a fridge overnight.
- In the morning, add honey, lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Add more almond milk if you find the mixture too thick.
- Add grated pear and apple, and sliced strawberry. Mix again.
- Serve in individual bowls and enjoy in good company!
Tip: Expand your repertory and try muesli with freshly grated carrot and freshly grated ginger; goji berries or fresh blueberries and sliced banana; dried or fresh cherries; or pineapple, coconut, and mint. To prevent fruit from turning sour, always add the fruit in the morning.
In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique