Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Australian Breakfast/Australian trifle is healthy, becomes a way of life and acts as a laxative.

This healthy breakfast was on most menus in Bondi, Manley and other places the Orambulations went to in Australia. Sometimes it was put in a sundae glass, so it looked more elegant, but the basic elements are always the same: muesli, bio yoghurt, fruit juice and chopped fruit.

It is normal to go out for breakfast in Australia, especially at weekends, sitting outside very often at one of the elegant coffee houses cum restaurants and there were plenty of other delicious alternatives to choose from the extensive breakfast menus.

Readers in the UK first learned about this breakfast when papers said it was what the Australian rugger team trained on, some years ago, although theirs was liquidised.

As with all recipes, this can be made to your own preferences, using your favourite fruits and juice. The real McCoy is version 1 below.

Version 1 is thanks to Graham Alston in Queensland

"You have come to the right place for the Aussie breakfast, as one of our staff has it every day - she is 52 and looks 32 with flawless skin and this is her version.
1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1 x Tablespoon Chaia Seeds
1 x Teaspoon Goji Berries
Soak the above in 1/2 cup of Apple Juice or water overnight. You can add 20ml.of a probiotic called Vita Biosa for fermentation., which is a Danish drink
Then take
1 x Tablespoon Almonds whole and raw
1 x Teaspoon Sunflower Seeds
1 x Teaspoon Pumpkin Seeds
Soak the above 3  ingredients in cup of water overnight, separate from rolled oats. Rinse in morning before adding to the Rolled Oats mix.
To serve:-
Add grated Green Apple, 1 x Tablespoon Shredded Coconut, 1 x pinch Himalayan Rock Salt, 2 x diced Majool Fresh Dates, and 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon. Serve with yoghurt, and add fresh fruit to taste eg. blueberries, banana, strawberries".

 Version 2 is thanks to Jim Heron also in Queensland
Bio Yoghurt
Fruit Juice
Any fruit
Nuts and seeds according to preference

Put muesli in bowl, add fruit juice, bio yoghurt and fruit of your choice.
Jim from Brisbane came to stay with us and instead of the bacon and eggs he was proffered, he had brought the above ingredients with him on the way here. The whole family has eaten it ever since. Jim is going on 80, the breakfast keeps him fit, and he did a cycling trip in the Italian mountains last year.