Are you looking for a low carb but sweet breakfast option? This one is for you!
As a sweet tooth I find it hard to stomach eggs too early in the morning so I always stick to options like bircher, porridge, smoothie bowls or pancakes. All of these options are quite carb heavy, which is perfectly fine (carbs aren’t our enemy), but if you are following a keto diet or eating for a specific goal you may be looking for a low carb brekky. This was me when I did my first F45 challenge. The last two weeks of the F45 challenge are keto and this breakfast certainly got me through. I didn’t think I would be able to give up oats but this bircher was so delicious, it was the one thing I looked forward to during the 2 weeks of keto I did.
Being a seeded bircher muesli there are no oats (though you can certainly add them) so this recipe is perfect if you follow a keto, gluten free or vegan diet. I mix 1/4 cup of bircher with half a grated apple, almond milk and yoghurt and let it set overnight, 2 hours in the fridge will also do the trick. Then I top it with my favourite toppings, fresh fruits, nut butter, a drizzle of honey if you’re feeling sweet. Anything goes here!
Seeds are a great way of adding extra fibre into your diet and have so many brilliant vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. This article has some great information about the benefits of seeds if you feel like a bit of extra reading.
The boost of fibre is great for your digestive health. In short terms, at the risk of TMI, it is great at keeping you regular. We are often so concerned with getting enough protein in our daily diets but overlook the importance of fibre, incorporating a diversity in plants, seeds and nuts for great gut health. I am no expert on the matter but I have listened to a few great podcasts by Leanne Ward, a dietitian and expert in the field. Try episode 13!
This recipe is a must try, if not for its deliciousness, then for its wholesome, gut loving goodness. If you make it be sure to tag me and tell me how much your gut loves it!
Seeded Bircher Muesli
- ¼ cup pepitas
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup flaxseeds
- ¼ cup buckinis
- ¼ cup dessicated coconut
- ¼ cup bircher mix
- ¼ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- ¼ cup yoghurt
- ½ apple, grated
- ½ tsp vanilla bean paste optional
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. Place in an air tight container or jar and store in the pantry.
- To serve, soak ¼ cup of the bircher mix with, ¼ cup almond milk, ¼ cup yoghurt, ½ an apple grated and vanilla bean paste. Let soak overnight or 2 hours in the fridge.
- Top with you favourite toppings!Calorie content including almond milk, yoghurt and apple is 249 per serve.