As I was wondering what to do with an excess of yoghurt in my fridge and my pledge to only eat meat once a week, I starting thinking “OK, oat bran, yoghurt, apples, black berries….hold on a minute this is starting to sound like Bircher Muesli !”
Having spent many years in the home of muesli, when I was based in Switzerland , working as a fashion model in Munich, Rome and Paris, we used to eat muesli any time.
In Switzerland the muesli is something else, it’s made the night before and left to flavoury fuse together, its all pink where the black berry juices have blended with the yoghurt oats, since leaving Switzerland and becoming more infused myself, with my spices, I now add haldi, zanjiabal and cinnamon to our muesli at Karimah’s Cuisina.
So brunch tomorrow will be Bircher Muesli and if you don’t know how to make it, the recipes is in my book, Heavenly Bites, The Best Of Muslim Home Cooking. This is a great recipe for Ramadhan to eat a the suhour time, before we pray fajr, morning prayer and begin our daily fast.
Oatbran…high in soluble fibre, great for those with cholesterol and its good for lowering blood sugar, so great for diabetics.
Oats…slow releasing energy and great for the nerves
Yoghurt…better than milk, the bacteria it contains from fermentation compliments the human stomach more
Blackberry…high vitamin C , fibre
Apple…fibre, keeps blood sugar stable
Mixed nuts seeds….protein, omega 3 essential fatty acids, balance body system
Haldi…anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant which means great for anti-aging, reduces blood clots in blood and reduces plaque in the arteries, this in turn combats risks of strokes.
Zanjibal …anti inflammatory,good for digestion, nausea, diarrhea, eliminates cancerous cells in ovarian cancer and slows down cancerous cell reproduction in bowel cancer
Cinnamon…anti inflammatory, reduces arthritis pain, anti-infection properties, affective against some ulcers, regulates blood sugar, food preservative. Good for menstrual cycle and fertility.
Warning; people taking blood thinning medication , should be cautious about using haldi and ginger as well as their tablets, personally I would ask my doctor if I could use the spices instead of the tablets, much more easy to control.