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Summer Bircher

A super nutritious start to your day our Summer Bircher recipe embraces the flavours of the season. Typically a blend of oats soaked in liquid such as milk or juice mixed with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, Aimee our retreat chef says “The joy of bircher is that it is very much a choose your own adventure, or what’s in your cupboard at present.” Make it the night before so the oats soak up all the delicious flavours. This recipe gives quantities for 2.


90g oats
30g chopped nuts/seeds
1 medium apple/pear,grated
250ml coconut milk
100ml apple juice

Option to mix in:
2-3 Tbsp ground flaxseeds/chai seeds
2 Tbsp unsweetened dried fruit
2 Tbsp coconut flakes
½ tsp Ground cinnamon
2 tbsp lemon juice
Handful pomegranate seeds

Topping options: fresh summer fruit such as nectarine, blueberries, gooseberries, strawberries etc.
Greek yogurt
Puffed quinoa, puffed rice
Cocoa nibs
Splash of your favourite milk



Start by mixing your dry ingredients together. Add the grated apple or pear, along with the milk and juice. The consistency should be wetter than you want to eat it as the oats and other dry ingredients of your choice will absorb the liquid.

For storage, either put it into one large container and let it rest overnight. In the morning, add your chosen toppings.

Alternatively, for a quick grab and go in the morning, divide the bircher into smaller containers/jars and add your toppings directly into the container.



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