healthy_foodWhen it comes to important meals, we all should be aware that breakfast ranks at the top. Essential for filling our tummies after the 6 hours plus of emptiness overnight, eating breakfast also kick starts our metabolism for the day ahead.
This is particularly important when we are trying to lose weight as our metabolism can sometimes be a little sluggish after weeks/months/years of poor eating.
Research has found that individuals who eat breakfast on a regular basis, generally end up losing more weight than those who don’t. This is attributed to the fact that a nutritionally balanced breakfast not only triggers the metabolism to start working but also lays down energy stores and eating patterns for the rest of the day, meaning that we tend to make better and less calorific choices later on if we eat breakfast.
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If we delay the first meal of the day for too long, our bodies start to panic a little and retain fat and energy stores, in case we’ve hit a period of famine. This makes it doubly difficult to fire things up at a later time as our bodies will be reluctant to start burning fuel.
What we choose to eat for breakfast is the other important part of the equation. An ideal breakfast contains a mix of protein and complex carbohydrates. The combination of these two helps us to feel both full in the tummy and full of sustained energy. A breakfast that contains high levels of sugar will fill us momentarily but that feeling of fullness will be short lived and generally followed by a sugar induced crash.
Muesli can be a great option for breakfast if the right variety is chosen. High in carbohydrates and protein, many muesli varieties are enriched with nuts and seeds, along with other ‘good for you’ goodies. Tread carefully though. Like all foods, some brands/types are better than others, with sugar/salt and additive content varying greatly.
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Making your own muesli is an easy way of ensuring that you pack your meal with plenty of the good stuff. Bircher is traditionally a very natural, unprocessed type of muesli which makes it even better for our bodies. While recipes vary, this one uses traditional oats, almond milk, grated apple, (you could also use fresh or frozen berries) natural yoghurt, cinnamon and almonds to provide our bodies with a low GI, high protein breakfast.
The added bonus of a breakfast like bircher? It’s prepared the evening before eating, making it a super quick and easy option for busy mornings and mum’s on the go.

  • 1 cup traditional rolled oats (steel cut if you can find them)
  • 1 small green apple, grated
  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt (we like Jalna)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (you could also use rice, oat, soy or a dairy milk)
  • 1/4 almonds, flaked
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Combine oats, almond milk, yoghurt, grated apple and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Cover with cling film and allow to soak overnight (or as long as possible).
  • Before serving, sprinkle on walnuts and stir through.
  • Serve straight away either as is, with other fruit (we served ours with grated apple) or with extra yoghurt.
Makes 2 servings – Cal per serve – 250

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