Birchermüesli is a most delicious, healthy, traditional Swiss dish prepared by simply combining oats, yogurt, fresh fruits and nuts. Once stored overnight in the refrigerator it becomes a wonderful go-to for a nutritional breakfast, or a quick afternoon snack. Created in Switzerland by Dr. Bircher, a nutritional pioneer known in the early 1900s as a holistic physician, Birchermüesli has become known worldwide as a healthy food choice.
Dr. Bircher believed that a healthy diet should consist of a Whole Food’s diet. Contrary to the thought of his peers he was convinced that the overall health of a person was not determined by meat consumption (commonly considered the healthy choice of food), but instead it consisted of the “sunlight foods” vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits (thought at that time to be the food of the poor). Dr. Bircher proceeded to open a clinic in Zürich to educate and treat his patients with his revolutionary thought. Needless to say that one of the iconic dishes he introduced was Birchermüesli.
Growing up Birchermüesli was definitely a staple in our home, especially during the summer when fruit was plentiful and in season. This dish has now become a comfort food even for our kids.
The following recipe can be easily halved.
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