3 cups rolled oats
½ cup sultanas
1 cup apple juice
1 cup water
1.5 cups low fat natural unsweetened yoghurt
1 cup almonds, roasted and chopped
½ cup whole linseeds
½ cup chia seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds (also known as peppitas)
fresh berries and organic honey, to serve
Wash and finely chop the apple, leaving the skin on. Squeeze juice from the lemon and pour over the apple immediately, mix to prevent browning.
In a large ceramic or plastic bowl, mix together apple, oats, sultanas, juice, water, yoghurt, almonds and seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight. It will keep for up to 5 days.
To serve, place bircher in bowl (stirring a little extra water if it has dried out) and top with fresh berries and honey.
We often get asked, how is it that you're chefs and yet so slim? To be honest, neither of us diet. But we exercise regularly (yoga, running and pump) and we swear by a good healthy breakfast. We all know that brekfast is the most important meal of the day, but all too often it is skipped, or worst yet - filled with processed high fat/salt/sugar convenience foods. Keeping healthy is also about getting a good night's sleep, so getting up early to make an elaborate breakfast is not on most people's agendas.
Our solution is Bircher Muesli… or as our dad likes to call it "Birdseed Bircher" (he's a bacon and egg kind of man, but we're doing our best to convince him!). It is made in advance and stores very well in the fridge for up to 5 days, so really, you only have to cook it once a week!
So what's with the birdseed, I hear you ask? Seeds hold an incredible amount of nutrition and when mixed into the bircher, you'll hardly notice they're there.