Every morning, from Monday to Friday, we have this breakfast to start our day. Often times, it is too much of an effort to make a hot meal during the weekdays for breakfast. And after trying many sorts of muesli, I have to say, a bowl of muesli in milk just doesn’t do it for me. It does not start my day well and it certainly doesn’t give me something to look forward to in the morning.
While scouring the internet for better breakfast alternatives, I came across bircher muesli. Muesli soaked overnight with yoghurt? Sounded like it was worth a try (okay, I admit it, I love trying out new foods and ways of preparing food).
After many experiments with bircher muesli and its variations, I came up with the following recipe. Max and I both like it very much and we have been having it ever since – it is light, fresh, healthy and keeps us going until lunch time. And no cooking is needed for this recipe 🙂
Hope you’ll give it a go and experiment with it to find your own super weekday breakfast!
Ingredients – serves 2
1 glass of oats (you can also use any other kind of muesli or mix you like, I have tried with many different kinds of oats and muesli but these are my favourite)
Half glass of apple juice and half glass of water (you can add less water and more apple juice if you want it sweeter)
Nuts and seeds that you like – I usually use cashew nuts, almonds, sunflower seeks, papaya seeds, and sometimes macadamias and black chia seeds.
Fruits – you can use any fruits you like. I like to put in bananas or frozen berries.
A few tablespoons of natural greek yoghurt (Max likes yoghurt a lot more than me so his breakfast has 3 to 4 tablespoons in it and mine has 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons)
Put the oats into a bowl, add the water and apple juice. Cover and put into the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, take out the bowl and drain any excess juice. Divide the oats into 2 bowls.
Add nuts and seeds as you like.
Add yoghurt and mix
Add the fruits (I used frozen berries here as we had run out of bananas) and enjoy your weekday breakfast 🙂