If you fancy making your own breakfast muesli, here are a few good recipes. Invest in a few glass jars to store it in and make up a fresh batch every few days. Keep away from pets due to toxic ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
DIY Muesli (The Simple Veganista) makes a good quick cold breakfast, with added fresh berries and optional maple syrup to sweeten. Add optional cinnamon or vanilla powder on top.
Muesli was first created by Swiss doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner, to enable his patients to eat a quick easy meal, when staying in hospital. It’s usually made with rolled oats and fruits, and served with plant milk or yoghurt, and fruit juice to soften the other ingredients.
Muesli is one of the healthiest breakfasts, but you don’t have to eat the dry sweepings-up of a bowl of Alpen. You could make your own muesli instead, or find better brands. First developed by Swiss doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner in 1900 to help hospital patients, muesli is a mix of rolled oats, nuts, seeds and fruits, usually served with plant milk or yoghurt.
Breakfast in Germany often centres around a mushy muesli, made the night before and then served with milk and toppings. This recipe for Bircher Muesli (The Simple Veganista) combines apple with grains, nuts and seeds and oatmeal for a nice breakfast or snack. This recipe combines chia seeds (avoid for swallowing difficulties) and figs, although you can mix up whatever seasonal fruits you have on hand.
Blueberry Coconut Bircher Muesli (The First Mess) is a nice recipe combining local berries with tropical fruits.
Simple Bircher Muesli (Good Eatings) is a nourishing recipe, by a wholefoods Swedish chef.