vegetarian By Mercedes Aspland / September 18, 2013 In a post I wrote last month about difficulty controlling blood sugar I mentioned that porridge is an excellent breakfast but that also I have found that Bircher Muesli (or cold porridge as I think of it) is a great one for those of us that suffer from hypoglycaemia. the great thing about this type of breakfast is that you can be really inventive adding whatever you like and if you do your preparation in advance it is quick in the morning. The recipe I have put together for this is one that I really love and it also includes a lot of great ingredients that will hep keep you full up for longer and control your blood sugar. Bircher Muesli Serves 1 Ingredients 40g Porridge Oats 1 tbs Coconut Chips 1 tbs Pecans chopped (this is also great with almonds or any nuts you like) 1 tsp Xylitol 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 50ml cold water 70ml Coconut Milk Drink 1 small plum (or use the fruit you have available, sometimes I use half an apple of kiwi fruit) 2 tsp ground seeds and/or nuts 2 tbs coconut yoghurt (or replace with unsweetend soya yoghurt or low fat natural yoghurt) 1 handful of blackberries (of your favourite berries) To Do The Night Before If you use porridge oats then you probably only need to do this for an hour but so I do’t have to think about this when I wake up I do it the night before so it is all ready for me. In a bowl mix the oats, coconut chips, pecans, xylitol and cinnamon. Pour over the water and milk and mix thoroughly. Place in the fridge and leave to soak overnight. If you are using frozen berries then remove a handful from the freezer and put in a small bowl in the fridge to defrost overnight. To Make Up In the morning when you are ready for your breakfast remove the bowl from the fridge and stir well. Chop the plum in to small pieces and add to bowl with yoghurt and mix well. Sprinkle over seeds and add berries to top and serve.