Cool Recipes

Down Under Muesli
‘Live Grains for Live Brains’

How many does it serve?

four persons (or four single portions)

What’s the cooking time?

nil; it’s raw vegan


1. One ‘night-before’ sachet with: 1 dessert spoon each per person or portion per day of:

almonds (calcium,zinc)

flax/or linseed (omega 3)

quinoa seeds (complete protein)

sesame seeds (calcium)

sunflower seeds (iron)

2.One ‘morning-after’ sachet with: 1 dessert spoon each per person or portion per day of:

rolled oats,  carob or cocoa powder mixed with ground cinnamon & nutmeg, shredded dried dates, figs, raisins or apricots.

3. Fresh fruit in season:

1 cubed apple

1 sliced banana

1 diced organic citrus fruit: like, citron, orange, mandarin, pink grapefruit, or cumquat, complete with zest

1 cut-up kiwi fruit

1 bunch of grapes

1 portion of berries, like strawberries, blueberries, mulberries

N.B: No milk or yoghurt necessary !

Step-by-step instructions:

You need a deep & wide-rimmed bowl, big enough either for for one portion or four portions, covered with a lid, to be filled with the contents of sachet 1 (see above). It’s called the ‘night-before’ sachet, because you soak its contents overnight, for around 12 hours with one or two cups of filtered water, so that the seeds and grains can come alive and can start sprouting at room temperature.

The next morning, you mix in sachet no.2, plus fresh, in season, fruit ( diced ). Cover the bowl, with a lid and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.

It will marinate into a real designer muesli over a day or two, waiting to be enjoyed, not only as a live-energy breakfast cereal which puts any industrially produced cereal in the shade, but also, in the true Swiss tradition, as an afternoon dessert, to recharge one’s body batteries!

What inspired this dish?

Fond memories dating back to a childhood in post-WWII, pre-cornflakes Bavaria, plus experiencing Perth, the raw fruit paradise in Western Australia, which led me to develop the Yanchep Diet!

Serving suggestions:

You can mix & match any fruit with this dish- the more colours, the better healthwise!

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