Here’s a lovely weekend breakie bircher using sweet succulent figs. Figs are a good source of potassium, an important mineral that helps control blood pressure. Eating figs regularly is also a fantastic way to increase your dietary fibre intake, which will have a positive effect on your digestion and help keep you nice and regular. Figs are a heart friendly fruit as they contain a type of soluble fibre called pectin, which helps keep your blood cholesterol levels in check. Figs are in season now.
1/2 cup organic rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
2 Heap Tablespoons organic natural yoghurt
2 Tablespoons shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
2 whole figs
Place oats, coconut, sunflower seeds and almond milk in a container and place in the fridge to soak for an hour or so. You can make this the night before and soak them overnight.
When you are ready to eat, grate apple and stir through oat mixture. You can leave skin on for extra fibre. Then mix through yoghurt and serve a fig halved, and sprinkle some sunflower seeds and coconut on top.