Consistency is key when it comes to trying to achieve anything. Regardless if it is fitness, work, life or health goals. Without consistency then you will never make any real progress.
Now the key to consistency is a little planning. It is all about being prepared and having the foresight into how to succeed when things don’t go according to plan. Identifying your weaker areas and making mindful decisions on how to overcome these issues will allow to consistency to flow.
Now this may be getting all a little ‘life-coachy’ for a recipe post, but this recipe is a prime example of a few minutes of planning will set you up for an amazing start to the day.
This simple bircher muesli takes minutes to make, pop it in the fridge overnight and you have a nutrient dense breakfast ready to go. Enjoy it with a cup of tea in the morning or pop it in your bag to have when you get to work. This Oat Cacao Bircher Muesli has a lovely chocolatey flavour that is just right for the morning, anything more and I would class it as a dessert. Now, if chocolate flavour doesn’t appeal to you in the morning, simply leave out the cacao powder.
What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to change it up to make each bircher pot different. Use what you have in the pantry and adjust it to your tastes and dietary requirements. Measuring ingredients isn’t even really needed for this recipe, I just throw in what looks good. However for the sake of this post, i have written out the measurements to get you started.
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pepitas
- ½ teaspoon mesquite powder (optional, but add to chocolate flavour)
- 5 frozen raspberries (or berry of your choice)
- ½ cup milk of your choice (coconut, almond, cows)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
- Place all the dry ingredients into a glass jar
- Pour enough milk to cover the dry ingredients with an extra 1cm of milk on top
- Add the maple syrup
- Stir well to combine
- Top with the raspberries
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight
- This recipe can be doubled or tripled to make for later in the week