High Protein Bircher Bowl Recipe

High-Protein Bircher Bowl Recipe

A delicious breakfast you can make the night before. Use muesli or rolled oats, which is the standard Bircher base, and add grated apple or pear if you prefer. There are other crafty switches you can make too: the apple juice gives a light sweet flavour, but it can be swapped for coconut milk or oat milk for a creamier and deeper complexity. Crunchiness is a must, so topple on seeds and flaxseed meal, depending on your preference. Just about any kind of nuts such as chopped hazelnuts or walnuts will add a bit of texture, crispiness and even protein to this delicious bircher bowl.

Serves: 2



High-Protein Bircher Bowl Recipe

By: Lee Holmes

This Bircher bowl is a delicious vegetarian breakfast you can make the night before, packed with flavour, texture and colour to brighten your morning.


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  • 1 apple (Granny Smith works well) cored & roughly grated
  • 1½ cups muesli (I used Murray River Organics) or use traditional oats
  • ½ cup apple juice (100% natural is best)
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  • ½ cup natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 fresh nectarine sliced
  • Drizzle honey
  • Chopped nuts or flaxseeds (optional)


  • The night before or when you wake up, place apple, muesli or oats, apple juice, protein powder and yoghurt in a bowl and stir to combine. Cover and place in fridge overnight or for 10 mins in the morning.
  • When ready to eat, remove from fridge and place into bowls and top with berries, slices of nectarine, a drizzle of honey, nuts or flaxseed and extra yoghurt.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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