I have been meaning to blog some of my breakfast ideas for ages. I would love to be able to inspire just one person to rethink the quick and easy bowl of cereal, for a more nutritious and delicious breakfast.
I thought I would start with my absolute favourite breakfast, Bircher Muesli. This was inspired by a trip to Sydney years ago, where they served the most beautiful Bircher Muesli in the hotel buffet. It was an apple and cinnamon one so I don't know how I developed a recipe for pineapple themed, maybe my love of the cocktail Pina Colada. (hence the name)
The other good thing about this is that it can be pre-prepared. So for those who are short of time or can't face cooking eggs, then this will be right up your alley.
I also love to take this one camping - pre prepared and makes the mornings a breeze.
This is also dairy free and vegan however you can alter the milks to suit yourself.
BIRCHER MUESLI - PINA COLADA STYLE
(approx 4 servings)
2 cups of Oats
300 mls of Coconut Milk (without additives if possible)
1x 440g can of crushed pineapple including juice
1/4 Cup Sultanas (Sulphite free recommended)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 Cup of coconut water
Almond milk to taste
Coconut water and / or milk / or pineapple juice of choice to get a consistency and taste you love.
Place all ingredients into a container and mix. Place in fridge overnight. If the mixture is too thick for your liking you can add a bit of milk/coconut water/pineapple juice to thin it down.
I always taste it before putting it in the fridge just to make sure the flavour is how I like it. Then adjust, taste, adjust mmmmm is there any left????? So good!
So too creamy, add more coconut water or pineapple juice
Not sweet enough - add more pineapple juice
Too sweet - add coconut water
You get the jist?
I prefer to eat mine when it is not straight out of the fridge, so I serve it into a bowl and leave for around 15 minutes. Then you know, do some chores, OR meditate OR do some journalling, that's a better way to go yes. Forget the chores.
And then enjoy. Enjoy it with presence. 🧡
Oh and by the way this is not just good for breakfast, it is great any time of the day!
Happy Cooking... well there is not actual cooking so wohoo!