Love oats, love this easy breakfast for pregnant women! This Bircher Muesli recipe makes a delicious start to the day
Too hot for porridge? Don’t miss out on the long slow sustaining energy food value of oats. We’ve adapted the original Bircher Muesli recipe developed by Swiss physician Dr Bircher-Brenner with the addition of lots of extra nuts, seeds and fruit. It’s a great breakfast (or mid morning snack) as part of your healthy pregnancy diet and it’s so easy to ring the changes to include your favourite dried fruits and nuts.
We like it best with apricots, walnuts and cranberries – apricots contain plenty of iron, folic acid, potassium and magnesium; walnuts are an excellent source of Omega-3 fats to help healthy brain development and cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C – all essential nutrients for pregnant women! Try dried figs or dates or add a handful of blueberries with the grated apple. Prepare it in the evening ready for breakfast the next day.
For two portions:
1 cup of oats
1 cup of apple juice
1 heaped tsp of flax seeds
1 heaped tsp of mixed seeds (choose a mixed salad sprinkle)
1 heaped tsp of sultanas
1 heaped tsp of cranberries
2-3 chopped dried apricots
1 heaped tsp of chopped mixed nuts
1 apple, unpeeled and grated
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, pour over the apple juice and leave to soak overnight. In the morning, grate the apple into the mixture and serve with a generous dollop of natural yogurt. If the mixture has soaked up all the juice and is a little dry, simply add more apple juice to taste.