Pear & Ginger Bircher

Pear & Ginger Bircher

This breakfast will set you up for a packed day of #enerjoy! What’s more, prepared the night before, it’s an ideal quick-fix breakfast, just as quick as pouring a bowl of cereal...and a whole lot more sustaining.

Created by Dr Bircher-Benner in the 1890’s as a healthy meal for his patients in his Zurich hospital, birchermuesli provides an excellent balance of heart-healthy, sustaining nutrients, including good quality protein, slow-release carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and cholesterol-reducing fibre. And one of your five-a-day thrown in for good measure...

Prep < 5mins + overnight soaking

Equipment required: A bowl and a grater

 Ingredients to serve 2

  • 1 cup unsweetened muesli with fruit and nuts
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled & grated
  • Milk to cover the muesli
  • Splash of apple juice
  • 1 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • Small handful of almonds, toasted, or sunflower seeds
  • 1 pear, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • Runny honey to drizzle on top

Method

  1. Place the muesli, chia seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour over enough milk to cover generously and add a splash of apple juice.
  2. Grate half the ginger and stir into the mixture.
  3. Leave for a couple of hours, or over overnight, in the fridge.
  4. When you are ready to eat your Birchermuesli, remove from the fridge, grate over the rest of the fresh ginger, add the pear slices, a dollop of natural yoghurt, the almonds or seeds and a good drizzle of honey.
  5. Enerjoy!