Summer Bircher

Grains are making a comeback, and rightly so. After a good few years of whole grains being shunned by parts of the health community, we're starting to see a return to what we already knew: that grains are good for us. The soluble, prebiotic fibres in this recipe (like pectin) preferentially feed our good bacteria and make them thrive. Beta-glucan fibres in oats bind excess cholesterol and help keep our heart happy.

This tropical-tasting bircher is easy to make in advance and then simply plate it up with fresh fruit each morning before you race out the door. Or make individual serves in jars so you can take it with you to the office. No excuse not to get a wholesome brekkie into you now! Makes four serves, each containing Xcal and Xg fibre.




3 cups whole rolled oats

2 medium pink lady apples, grated

1 1/2 cups coconut yoghurt

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup flaked almonds

1/4 cup shredded coconut

To top:

Mango, peeled and cubed

Whole blueberries

Strawberries, sliced


Shredded coconut

Baby mint leaves



1. Combine all the ingredients (except the toppings) in a large Tupperware container. Make sure they are stirred together well.

2. Replace lid and refrigerate overnight.

3. To serve, take a quarter of the overnight oat mix and place in a bowl. Generously top with the suggested toppings, or pick and choose your own favourites instead!