Breakfast bircher muesli

Try this delicious breakfast recipe from Michelin-starred chef and marathoner Gordon Ramsay.

Serves: 4


  • 200g rolled oats
  • 400ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 apple (leave the skin on)
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 150ml natural yoghurt
  • Handful fresh berries
  • Handful toasted walnuts

1. Place the oats in a bowl and pour on all of the semi-skimmed milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

2. Grate the apple over the oats, discarding the core and pips. Stir in the honey and the low-fat natural yoghurt. You could add a little more milk or a splash of apple juice if it’s too thick. Serve drizzled with a little more honey and topped with the fresh berries and toasted walnuts.

Why make it?

It’s the ultimate win-win breakfast. “With slow- and fast-releasing carbs in the oats and honey respectively, this is ideal for energy and recovery,” says nutritionist Kim Pearson.

The antioxidant-rich berries will help offset free radical damage that can lead to impaired recovery.

The walnuts contain a hit of omega-3 fatty acids. “These reduce joint tenderness and inflammation, and also benefit the heart,” says Pearson.

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