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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Burcha with Blueberries

Burcha is a great way to get a quick energy boost and is loaded with protein and fiber. Make a big batch of it and have it ready to prepare a serving anytime.

I have not been this excited about a recipe or something new to try in a really long time. I was watching #RawfullyWholesome the other day and her video was a what I eat in a day. I like watching these types of video's to get inspiration and ideas for new things to eat. Her video did not let me down. Anyway, Rebecca was having this stuff called Burcha. She did not go into a lot of detail about it but it was enough to intrigue me and google it to find out more about it.

Maximilian Oskar Bircher Benner was a Swiss nutrionist who is the creator of muesli. He believed raw foods were the way to heal ill bodies and was one of the first people to believe meat was not good for you and gave it up. Here is a link on more information about Maximilian.

Burcha calls for oatmeal but I do not care for cold oats. So, in this version I am using quinoa flakes. I'm sure you can use reqular quinoa too, sprouted or pre-cooked. I will be testing it out and getting back to you. 

Burcha is really versatile too. You can add or omit whatever you like or don't like. 

Let's get to it. Here is what you will need. 
The Mix
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds 
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup buckwheat groats
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup quinoa flakes or oatmeal
1/2 cup dried pineapple
1/2 cup dried apricots
a scoop of your favorite protein powder
a scoop of maca powder which is totally optional

Add everything to a large jar. I used a 2 liter mason jar. Put the lid on and give it a good shake to mix it all up. 

Preparing the Burcha for eating. Here is what you will need. 
2 tbsp vegan yogurt
1/2 cup or so of plant milk
1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries

Using a small mason jar, add 3/4 cup of the Burcha mix. 

Add the yogurt and plant milk and give it a good stir. You can add more milk anytime.Top with the blueberries. Cover and let sit in the fridge over night. When you are ready to enjoy it you can eat it right out of the mason jar or poor it into a bowl and add some banana or other fresh fruit and enjoy.

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