Cast aside your powdery boxed muesli in favour of this hearty, fresh bircher recipe from chef Gizzi Erskine. Packed with healthy fats from nuts and seeds, this fruity muesli makes an easy breakfast on the go.
Why is this great for runners?
Milk contains 4.7g protein per 100ml, making it an easy way to bump up your overall intake for the day.
Chia seeds are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre.
Oats aren't a runner favourite for nothing - their slow-release energy makes a great start to the morning whether you're training or just off to work.
Sunny bircher muesli with yoghurt and blueberries
Makes 5-8 portions
2 tbsp mixed dried tropical fruit (ideally a mix of dried pineapple, mango and banana), roughly chopped
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
Handful of brazil nuts, roughly chopped
350ml Arla milk
250ml good quality apple juice
1 grated apple
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Dash of all-natural vanilla extract
To serve, per 2 portions
2-3 tablespoons thick yoghurt
Splash of Arla milk
6 tbsp blueberries
1/ Mix all of the ingredients for the Bircher muesli together in a bowl and mix well. It will be too wet at this stage but the soaking process drinks up all that liquid and flavor. Now make sure its covered with cling film or popped in a sealable container and place overnight in the fridge. This stores for 4-5 days.
2/ When you’re ready to eat, put 4-6 tablespoons of the muesli into two breakfast bowls, top with Arla Skyr yogurt, a splash of milk and then the fruit and serve straight away.
Arla have teamed up with chef Gizzi Erskine to create simple but delicious breakfast recipes to help you #ChooseGoodness each morning.