I once said in one of my YouTube videos that I am convinced eating porridge oats is my secret to maintaining my Slimming World target. I am still confident of this (providing I don’t add full fat milk and many other unhealthy fats.
I eat porridge with water and sweetener – sometimes with fruit 95% of my mornings. If I crave something different, then yes, I do listen to my body, but I get right back on it once I feel fulfilled having embraced a temporary change.
So, I can imagine you may think having the same porridge each morning would be quite boring. In fact I don’t see it like that – you can have it in many forms and this morning I wanted to create my own Bircher Muesli as close to a traditional one as I could.
I have taken a screenshot of MyFitnessPal for you to help you gauge the ingredients easier for you which I converted the tsp/tbsp in to grams.
Creating my breakfast recipes before I start work is proving exciting for me as I can blog about it, share it with you while at the same time, wake up with my morning coffee.
If are new to SW, I will explain that this breakfast is 2 syns (it serves 1) and the syns lie in the pumpkin seeds (1 syn) and raisins (1 syn) – if you want to omit these and add more chopped fruit in it too, then be my guest. I really enjoyed this combination more than a warm bowl of porridge. It was naturally sweet and although it is 2 syns, we know that the fats in the seeds are good fats and dried fruit is still healthy.
When you make this recipe, you may realise that overnight oats is the shortened version of it. However, I did not need to soak overnight but you may want to. I soaked my oats before a short dog walk and by the time I returned, they were good to go!
HOW TO MAKE SLIMMING WORLD BIRCHER MUESLI
-40g porridge oats
-200ml cold water
-1 chopped kiwi
-2 tbsp dried raisins
-1 tsp pumpkin & sunflower seeds
-1 diced apple
-1 tsp sweetener * I use a calorie free one or a small squirt of Gourmet Drops to ensure Syn Free
-2 tbsp fat free yoghurt or fat free fromage frais
1. Soak the oats in 200ml of cold water for 15-20 minutes then drain with a sieve. *You could do this overnight if preferred.
2. Place in a bowl and mix in the fat free yogurt or fromage frais, sweetener and apple.
3. Now sprinkle on top the dried fruit, kiwi and seeds and it is ready to eat.
This is a quick, delicious and more palatable way of adding more fruit and raw foods to your diet.
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