Spring Prebiotic Bircher Protein breakfast
Spring is a great opportunity to introduce overnight oat/chia porridges, known as 'Bircher'.
Bircher is a great way to stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus. This helps to improve digestion and strengthening the immune system. When oats are soaked over night, starch is broken down, which reduces the natural phytic acid to help our body absorb the nutrients a lot more. Therefore, by morning, it becomes a prebiotic, which means that it is absorbed in the large intestine and feeds 90% of our good gut bacteria
Here are some ideas for your high protein bircher porridge.
Blood sugar regulation
Baby + toddler food
A bowl of mason jar
1 tbsp of chia seeds
2 tbsp of oats/quinoa flakes/buckwheat flakes (Or a mixture of all)
1 tbsp of greek yoghurt (or dairy-free alternative) - this gives it a creamy texture
1.5 cups of milk of choice (Ideally almond or nut milk)
Grated apple or grated pear
Next morning: Choice of fruit such as: raspberries, banana's, cherries, kiwi's, mango, pomegranate, cinnamon, honey, nut butter, cacao, ground or whole nuts, sesame or pumpkin seeds, plant based protein powder
Place all ingredients into the mason jar (apart from the next morning toppings) shake and place in the fridge overnight
Next morning - Place into a bowl and add in your chosen toppings and enjoy
** Do not place any protein powder into your baby or toddlers portion.