Although I vowed I wouldn’t watch any of the Beijing Olympics, I found myself sitting in front of the television,excusing myself by saying I had to wish Roger, who was carrying the Swiss Flag,Happy Birthday.
The Swiss have now managed to win a bronze medal,so I am now committed to watch us beat the Chinese !
I live in the land of the original Birchermuesli.Nothing out of packets for me. It is the perfect food for watching the Olympics on TV. Nourishing, quick,easy and you don’t get a bad conscience looking at all those perfect bodies,because it doesn’t need to have many calories. It usually tastes better though for a good lashing of cream and sugar, brown of course.
Dr.Bircher-Benner 1867-1939, pioneer of whole food health and Birchermuesli introducer, might raise his eyebrows at mine, but basically it is the same as his, which is still served in the sanatorium he founded in Zürich.
A cup of dry rolled oats
2-3 cups of fluid, milk, milk/creme, milk/yogurt, or evaporated milk as preferred for about 30minutes.
2 apples,grated unpeeled,
1tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)
a handfull of chopped nuts (I like pecan or walnuts),
lots of berries, whatever you have,raspberries, blueberries,strawberries,etc
2 bananas sliced
other fruit if liked, peaches,plums,apricots,mango,chopped. (oranges or pineapple don’t combine well)
Sweeten with honey,brown sugar,or molasses.
Add more fluid if too dry, and serve with whipped cream if you are not counting calories.
In Switzerland Birchermuesli is often eaten with wholemeal bread and butter as a complete meal.
En Guete and let the best man (or woman) win.