Musashi Recovery Bircher Muesli
Grabbing a coffee on the way into the office or a muffin from the local service station is not considered a healthy start to the day. Breakfast – meaning to break the overnight fast is the most important meal of the day and should not be brushed off or skipped all together.
Bircher Muesli was originally created in Switzerland by Dr Maximilian Bircher-Benner, as part of a healthy healing therapy for his patients. Rolled oats along with fruit, nuts and seeds are soaked overnight to provide a chewier consistency which is thought to improve digestion and nutrient absorption. When you are looking for a healthy, quick-to-prepare breakfast the Musashi Recovery Bircher Muesli recipe (visit the Musashi website for recipe) is perfect for time-poor individuals looking for a nutritious and filling recovery meal.
The Musashi Recovery Bircher Muesli recipe has been adapted from Dr Bircher’s original recipe to help provide your muscles with the best possible recovery ingredients. The single amino acids glutamine and leucine are added to help reduce muscle breakdown and assist protein synthesis (muscle tone and development).
Glutamine is one of the most talked about amino acids in the sports nutrition world. It plays a key role in the health and recovery of athletes and exercisers. Glutamine is considered semi-essential, meaning that under normal circumstances the body will produce adequate amounts from a diet rich in animal and plant-based protein. However, studies show exercise increase the breakdown of glutamine and therefore athletes and exercisers require additional amounts.
Leucine, an essential amino acid and also one of the important branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s) that has an important role to play in the recovery process. It is found naturally in foods, however supplementation is favoured around training for enhanced benefits in recovery and rebuilding of muscles.
Providing your body with the best possible recovery breakfast will leave you feeling energised, less sore and fighting fit for your next exercise session. The Musashi Recovery Bircher Muesli recipe also contains a selection of other very important ingredients to support a healthy lifestyle.
Chia seeds – originating from a desert plant in South America have been eaten by ancient Aztecs and Mayans for thousands of years. They contain an exceptional nutritional profile which can help boost the nutritional value of breakfasts, snacks and smoothies. Chia seeds look similar to the poppy seed and offer a high source of omega-3, fibre and protein, along with a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In Mayan the word Chia means ‘strength’ making it the perfect ingredient for the Musashi Recovery Bircher Muesli.
Natural Greek Yogurt – a staple food in the any body builder, fitness enthusiast or exercise junkie’s diet. Greek yogurt contains a good source of calcium for healthy bones, is low in fat and unlike other yogurts contains approximately 6-8g of protein per serve.
Blueberries and Strawberries contain high levels of antioxidants which are essential for boosting the natural immune system and fight off infections.
Honey – Is a source of natural unrefined sugars and carbohydrates, it is easily absorbed by the body, providing and instant energy boost.
So, make an effort with breakfast and try the Musashi Recovery Bircher Muesli recipe and benefit all day long from the real difference a healthy breakfast will make!