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How to make Swiss Bircher Muesli

One of my favorite afternoon snacks or “zvieri” is Bircher Muesli. Some consume it in the morning, while others like to have it as a snack. It’s a dish based on raw rolled oats and other ingredients including grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds and nuts, mixed with milk, soy milk, yogurt or fruit juice

Zvierie =  Zvieri is the break and snack in the afternoon. Traditionally around 4Pm (“vieri” is “four”). It’s common in Switzerland, but only called “znüni” and “zvieri” in the Swiss German part.

A Healthy Tradition

Bircher Muesli was created over a century ago by Swiss doctor, Maximillian Bircher-Benner, as part of a healing therapy for his patients. The key to original Bircher Muesli is to soak it overnight to achieve a chewier consistency. This improves the digestion and the absorption of this nutrient-dense muesli.

This is how you traditionally make a Swiss Bircher Muesli  (1 Person)

1 TS Oat
3 TS Water
1 TS Milk
2 Grated Apples
1/2 Orange Juice
1 TS Grated Nuts

Soak the oatmeal for twelve hours, then add the juice of an orange, milk and mix it all together. Peel and grate the apples and add the nuts.

If you like you can also add raisons and bananas at the very end… et voilà!

And for my German speaking friends … 🙂 auf deutsch… weil ich heute gut launt bin… 🙂

1 EL Haferflocken
3 EL Wasser
1 EL Milch
2 Äpfel, geriebene
1/2 Orange, der Saft davon
1 EL Nüsse, geriebene

Die Haferflocken zwölf Stunden mit dem Wasser vorweichen,
Haferflocken mit dem Saft der Zitrone und der Milch gut verrühren. Die Äpfel mit Schale und Gehäuse dazu reiben. Zum Schluss dann noch die Nüsse darüber geben… et voilà!

xoxolisa

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