BIRCHER MUESLI BOWLS
PREP + COOK TIME 25 MINUTES (+ REFRIGERATION) SERVES 6
Bircher muesli was created at the turn of the century by a Swiss doctor who espoused eating a diet of 50 per cent raw foods for good health.
3 cups (750ml) almond milk 1 tablespoon organic green tea leaves
with coconut (see tips on page 76) 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
½ cup (100g) quinoa flakes 2 tablespoons black chia seeds 2 medium red apples (300g),
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 medium red apple (150g), extra,
¼ small papaya (165g), seeds removed, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick slices, then 3cm stars ½ cup (80g) natural or activated
almonds, chopped coarsely
¼ cup edible flowers
1 Heat milk in a medium saucepan until almost simmering. Remove from heat. Stir in tea; stand for 5 minutes. Strain mixture over a large heatproof bowl; discard tea leaves.
2 Add rolled oats, quinoa flakes, chia seeds and grated apple to bowl; stir to combine. Cover; refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
3 Before serving, drizzle maple syrup over bircher muesli; top with sliced apple, papaya, almonds and edible flowers.