High performance fuel to start the day
Whether you’re active outdoors or busy in the office all day, starting with a good breakfast will stand you in good stead. Many people struggle with ideas to make it interesting though, and mornings are usually a rush. This breakfast is prepared the night before, so all you have to do is sit down and enjoy it before you go to work, or take it with you.
There are two awesome things about a Bircher style of Muesli, whether made with oats or other grains: firstly soaking the grains rids them of phytic acid, making them more digestible and nutritious, and secondly, it’s a great tasty way to pack in more fruit fibres and vitamins – in this case ones that are not excessively high in fruit sugars. Teff is a particularly good option because it is high in good quality protein, which will keep you from craving sugar or high carb snacks later on. This gluten free grain grown in Ethiopia is also packed with resistant starch, particularly good for blood sugar management and preventing fat deposits aound the organs, aka visceral fat.
- 1 cup of teff grains (you can also use oats)
- 5 cups of milk (or alternative such as almond milk)
- One small handful each of pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, chopped roughly, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds
- One grated apple
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 handfuls of blueberries (we’ve also added a handful of physalis – optional)
- 2 tablespoons plain or coconut yoghurt
Leave all the ingredients except the blueberries, honey and yoghurt, to soak overnight in the fridge – either in a bowl or a food flask. In the morning, just add the extra ingredients and tuck in!