Gizzi Erskine has teamed with Florida Grapefruit to come up some recipe ideas to brighten up our winter diets. The sweet, juicy, tangy taste of Florida Grapefruit goes well in both sweet or savoury dishes. Florida Grapefruit have challenged me to try one of the dishes to add some sunshine to my day. Grapefruit is a healthy option, containing vitamins, anti-oxidants and fibre, and is just 60 calories per half fruit.
Bircher muesli or over-night oats - is a healthy breakfast made by soaking oats (and other bits and bobs) in some kind of liquid overnight so that they soften and swell. Using Florida grapefruit juice and nut milk creates a deliciously zingy flavour sensation, that is really good for you and vegan friendly.
You can make your Muesli the night before, or make a big batch that will last you all week. For breakfast, you scoop out your oats into a bowl and top with yoghurt and a variety of mixed fruits. Seasonal Florida grapefruit is a great addition, which adds some va-va-voom to breakfast time!
Bircher Muesli Recipe
Makes 5-8 portions
Preparation time 20 minutes
Soaking time 12 hours minimum
2 tbsp. mixed dried tropical fruit (ie dried pineapple, mango and banana)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
Handful of almonds roughly chopped
350ml nut milk (coconut or almond)
250ml freshly squeezed ruby red Florida grapefruit juice
1 grated apple
1 tablespoon maple syrup
a dash of all-natural vanilla extract
To serve, per person
4-6 tablespoons of Grapefruit Sunny Bircher muesli
2-3 tablespoons thick coconut yogurt
almond or coconut milk to taste
1 Florida grapefruit, peeled and cut into segments
4 tbsp of mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants)
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into slices
Mix all of the ingredients for the Bircher muesli together in a bowl and mix well. It will be wet at this stage but the process soaks up all the liquid and flavor.
Cover with cling film or pop in a sealable container and place overnight in the fridge. This stores for 4-5 days.
When you’re ready to eat, serve the muesli topped with yoghurt, a slurp of milk and then the fruit and serve straight away.
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