We're sheepishly 3 weeks into the new year (new me, new you!), and (I must reluctantly confess) that I'm only now starting to fall back into my exercise/ healthy-living-healthy eating routine - not the easiest routine to 'fall back into' post an eventful festive season (I'm sure that you'll be quick to agree - thank you!).
With that being said, and even though the festive season is already down as one for the books, the South African summer is far from over. This dear chefs-and-upcoming-food-innovators, is fantastic news... if only because we are poised with a plethora of seasonal fruits - all of which are nothing short of divine and colourful!
Today's nicecream combines frozen banana with tangy mango - a taste so fresh it might as well be called summer. But, hold on.. it gets better. This nicecream is a niche InTheMidnightKitchen "superfood", thanks to the inclusion of a homemade bircher muesli (yup, made from scratch). Allow this 'nicecream superbowl ' to take your understanding of a 'superfood' beyond kale and spinaches of the world, to that which encompass foods that provide you with an energy boost and leave you feeling good & healthy. This 'nicecream superbowl ' is extremely filling and will sustain you for longer than you may anticipate (a perfect start for a long/ busy day, where lunch may be an after thought as opposed to certainty).
The homemade bircher muesli is simple and quick to make. Better yet, you'll love that this recipe gives you the latitude to alter the recipe by adding all your own extras - personalised for your palette.
Recipe: Bircher Muesli
2 cups rolled oats (Jungle oats works well)
1 cup of milk
¼ cup/60ml apple juice
1 1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt
1 apple, cored and grated with the peel
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Toppings can vary from coconut flakes, almond flakes, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds etc.
Combine the oats, apple juice, yoghurt, milk and honey and let it stand overnight in the fridge.
When you decide to eat this lovely bowl of wholesomeness, add the grated apple, cinnamon and any other toppings you would like.
You can also add a dash of milk to the bircher muesli to make it more liquid when you eat it.