Bircher Muesli

This simple Bircher Muesli is one of my all time favourite breakfasts. The apples and dates lend a natural sweetness without needing to add any refined sugar and the combination of coconut, cinnamon and apple is a real winner. Oats contain a compound called beta-glucan which helps to lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar and boosts the immune system and are the perfect health promoting breakfast food.

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  •  1/4 cup raw oats

  •  1 green apple, grated

  •  1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut

  • 2 fresh medjool dates, chopped

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Mix all your ingredients together and place in an airtight container in the fridge for 6-8 hours before serving to allow the oats to soften and the flavours to infuse.
  2. Serve cold or heat through to make a warm porridge.

For my patients on calorie-controlled meal plans:

1 serving  =

  • 2 fruit servings
  • 1 fat serving
  • 1 starch serving
  • 1 non-dairy milk serving
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