Eat clean with this Chia muesli recipe. It is easy, filling and jam packed with health benefits. Bring on a good start to your day with this recipe!
Wandering around Berlin has got to be one of the most rich sensory experiences. The spring blossoms blow in the wind while I wrap my coat around me and I turn to seek sunlight. Soft warmth soothes the spring chill. I wander.
I find a café that catches my eyes. Bright coloured chairs outside in the the sun with patrons facing the street. I walk inside and feast on the sights – freshly baked bread, salami sandwiches, vegan muesli. As a result, the first thing I spot is a home favourite – bircher muesli. I’m as excited as a Swiss in a watch shop and immediately want to write about it.
What’s the hype around bircher muesli?
You wake up. And have gone to heaven. That’s how good it is.
Traditional recipe gone healthy
My chia muesli recipe is a take on the traditional one, but with a superfood element. In other words, insert the mighty chia seed. Firstly, they are pumped with polyphenols. As a result, they helps to reduce inflammation – i.e joint pain and others. Secondly, they’re high in quality protein, fats and fibre and low in carbs. Thirdly, they are one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids (although not as good as fatty-fish sources) and full of micronutrients. Moreover, they are loaded with anti-oxidants and micronutrients great for bone health (calcium, phosphorus and magnesium) which is great for those who are lactose intolerant. They’re one of a kind, a kind you want to get to know. If you want to know more about their super powers, read about it here.
At last, my Chia Bircher Muesli Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 1 grated apple
- 4 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 handful of mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blue berries)
- 3 Tbsp oats
- 1 small banana chopped finely
- 3 Tbsp mixed nuts and seeds
- 1/2 to 1 cup almond milk, milk or water
- 1/2 cup yoghurt
- 1/4 tsp each of nutmeg, ginger and cardamom
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Firstly, mix all the ingredients together. It’s that simple. Most importantly, make sure the liquid covers the ingredients well – the chia, nuts and seeds, and oats will absorb it quickly. Finally, leave over night and enjoy the next day – breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If you want to know more about healthy eating, check out my Clean Eating page