Instant Breakfast Bircher Pot
Single-Serving Instant Bircher Pot
I would just like to say such a big thank you for all the love & support in The Healing Root of late - I feel really blessed to be able to share my deepest passion with you all. This brings me happily to today’s recipe which was something I whipped together pretty quickly this morning; with little fuss and even less time on my hands.
This is a wonderful breakfast/lunch pot to have as it will keep you energized and sustained for much of the morning or afternoon. What’s wonderful about it is that if you make it in a jar like I did it is super easy & safe (i.e. no spillage in your bag) to travel with; making it a wonderful on-the-go breakfast/lunch option for school, University, work or travel.
I know many people struggle with finding healthy, ethical & sustainable food options while traveling or at work, this often leads to a feast-famine cycle where you don’t eat for several hours and then by the time you do eat you either reach for something less health-supportive or completely over-do it and eat until you’ve got a proper food baby which is taxing on the digestive system and leaves you feeling lethargic and groggy. That’s why staying nourished and supported on a physical level will immensely help not only your physical well-being but your emotional & energetic well-being, too. It will likely also result in increased work performance and engagement with the task at hand because you will have adequate energy & won’t be constantly thinking of food, or the lack thereof.
I love a good Bircher muesli bowl, but often that requires you to think ahead of the time and prep your oats the night before. This morning, I had a deep hankering for a bowl of soothing Bircher muesli, but alas I hadn’t had the thought or the time last evening to get it together. So, I created this Instant Bircher pot that ticked all the boxes for me: creamy, soothing, grounding, cinnamon-y, crunch factor, fresh factor from the fresh fruit and just plain yum.
This pot is a nutrient power-house. Filled with rolled oats, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, blueberries, mango, sweet cashew cream and crunchy granola. SO MUCH YUM. SO MUCH YES. The nutrient composition of oats is very well-balanced. As far as grains go, it is higher in fat & protein than many other grain options out there, making it a fantastic form of slow-release energy. The protein in oats is a high-quality protein, and simply due to the fact that it is a plant-based protein makes it easier to digest & assimilate the various nutrients and break it down into a useable energy source. As I'm sure you've heard many times before, oats is high in fiber which is fantastic for colon and digestive health, keeping things regular if you know what I mean ;) What you may not know is that oatmeal is very high in a host of vitamins, minerals & important anti-oxidants. Basically, oatmeal is magic. Eat your oats, folks.
· ½ cup rolled oats
· ½ cup just boiled water
· ¼ cup cold water
· ¼ cup blueberries
· ¼ cup chopped mango
· 1 tablespoon of toasted sunflower seeds
· ½-1 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon chia seeds
· 2 tablespoons homemade granola
· 2-3 teaspoons of liquid sweetener of choice (maple syrup, brown rice syrup, agave, honey etc.)
· 1 tablespoon creamy thing of choice: I used some cashew cream cheesecake filling I had left over in the fridge, but sub that for plant based yogurt or nut butter of choice.
· Big pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
1. Place the ½ cup rolled oats into your nutri-bullet or blender along with the hot and cold water and liquid sweetener of choice. Blend for literally one or two pulses – just enough to slightly break up the oats which will help make it creamy & delicious while it sits on the side for a moment.
2. Add in the cinnamon, salt, chia seeds & stir well. Cover with the blender lid and let it sit for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.
3. Cut up your mango, watch & drain blueberries. Set aside your crunchy granola & get your plant-based yogurt or nut butter ready.
4. Take a small jar and place the mango at the bottom. Now transfer your oat mixture into the jar on top of the mango. Now add in your blueberries. Top the berries with your yogurt/nut butter and top that with some crunchy granola & sunflower seeds.
5. I always finish mine with another small sprinkling of salt. And VOILA!
6. ENJOY it as is or seal the lid and take it with you for a quick & easy breakfast/lunch option.