Introduction: How to Make Bircher Muesli
Put the sun in your breakfast!
The story goes like this: Max Bircher-Benner (1867-1939) was a Swiss physisist. He once went hiking in the alps and on an alp farm was served a breakfastdish called muesli. It was made of soaked rolled oats, lemon juice, nuts, condensed milk, honey and apple. He loved the taste and also that he didn't start feeling hungry for quite a while.
He started experimenting with raw vegetables and fruit and found that he himself and his patients improved imensly. He came up with the greatest of theories:
He believed, that raw vegetables and fruit contain pure SUN ENERGY which would be released upon consuming these.
Raw veggies and fruit as pure SUN power.
He was proven wrong later, but who cares?
He created one of the best breakfast dishes ever!
Step 1: This Is What You Need:
This is the original recipe:
- 2 tablespoons of rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons of water
- a teaspoon of lemon juice
- condensed milk
- a teaspoon of honey
- a small apple
Optional and highly recomended:
- fresh fruit of any kind
- milk, joghurt, soy milk, oat milk, ...
The original recipe for 1 serving is this:
2 tablespoons of rolled oats soaked overnight in 3 tablespoons of water, in the morning add the rest of the ingredients: some lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey, some milk and the most important ingredient, the sunpower itself: a small grated apple.
Now I'm not too much into measuring tea- and tablespoons so what I do is this:
I take a small mason jar, fill it with oats, maybe a quarter full, add enough water that the oats are covered, twirl it around to make sure every single oat is wet and then put it in the fridge overnight. Next morning I add whatever I have and want in my muesli. I do make sure to grate and add the apple though, because this definetely makes the taste extra yummy and who would want to leave the sun out?
I prepare it in a mason jar, because sometimes I don't feel like eating before leaving for work, this way I can take it and eat it at work. Very convenient.
If you know you won't have any time in the morning and you don't care about apples turning brown overnight, you may as well prepare the entire dish the night before and just grab it out of the fridge before you go.