For all those time poor hard workers who start the week on a Monday and don’t know where the time goes but it’s the weekend again…you must try this!
If the 8 week challenge I did taught me anything, it was that being prepared is key to living a healthy life. Spending some time on a Sunday to prepare lunches and have things in the fridge ready for dinner and breakfast will decrease the chances of take away or quick and nasty meals.
Making up a batch of this bircher to keep in the fridge and have 3 or 4 mornings is perfect but allows you to mix it up and have something else. I am a sweet breakfast person most of the time so have started having this and some homemade granola in the fridge for other days or will make a smoothie.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond milk (or any other milk/liquid of your choice)
1 grated apple
1/2 cup flaked almonds (can also use slithered)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup goji berries (can substitute for cranberries)
2 tbsp greek yoghurt (I used Chobani)
1 tsp maple syrup (can also use honey or stevia)
Handful of fresh berries to serve
- Combine the oats and liquid of choice in large sealed container over night to soak in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
- Mix the nuts, seeds, coconut and cinnamon together and then spread onto a baking tray.
- Bake nut mixture for approximately 5-7 minutes until lightly browned. Ensure to keep your eye on this as some ovens will brown the nuts quicker.
- Place roasted nut mix into a container to store until ready to combine with oats.
- In the morning, grate the apple and combine the oats, roasted nut mixture, yoghurt and maple syrup in the large container.
- Serve 1/4 to 1/3 of the mixture in a bowl and top with the fresh berries.
- Refrigerate left over mixture for up to a week.