The first time I ever tried bircher was on the tropical island of Langkawi. We stayed in the beautiful Meritus Pelengi Hotel and where ridiculously spoilt by the vast array of breakfasts from around the world. There was Chinese, Thai, Japanese, English, German and Malaysian (of course). However this was at a time when I hadn’t been formally diagnosed with IBS, nor colonic inertia. So this bircher was made with apple and I had a terrible tummy after, but it was delicious and I think it was one of the best breakfasts I have eaten.
The Story of bircher muesli
Maximilian Bircher-Benner was a Swiss doctor and nutritionist and like many health practitioners he passionately encourage his patients to incorporate more fruit into their diet. He lived by promoting a balanced diet of raw fruits and veggies to heal his patients and was considered one of the first scientists to believe food could be used to keep the body healthy. He was hugely popular and directly change the eating habits of 19th century people.
120 years on and it’s still considered a strong and healthy breakfast with it’s fresh taste, filling fiber and good energy, vitamins and probiotics.
Here my Low FODMAP version
- A good source of probiotics