This breakfast cereal was invented over a century ago by Dr Bircher-Benner at his clinic in Zürich to improve children's diets. Soaking the cereal – here using milk – makes it easier to eat and digest.
Mango muesli: Soak the rolled oats in buttermilk instead of milk. Just before eating, stir in 25g (1oz) roughly chopped almonds and 20g (¾oz) sunflower seeds, then add 1 roughly mashed banana and 1 chopped mango. Serve the muesli topped with plain low-fat bio yoghurt.
*Hazelnuts are a particularly good source of vitamin E and most of the B vitamins, apart from B12. Like most other nuts, they have a high fat content; however, this is mostly the more beneficial monounsaturated fat. *By making your own cereal, you know exactly what's in it and what's not! High levels of sodium, fat and sugar are missing from this nutritious cereal recipe.