Servings: 2 people
Carbohydrate Serves: 3 per person
(1 carbohydrate serve = 15 grams of total carbohydrate)
I don’t know about you, but breakfast was often an emotional time for me during my pregnancy with gestational diabetes. It was practically impossible to control my blood glucose levels over night and my first blood test in the morning reminded me of that everyday. But I saw breakfast as a way to start over and set my BGLs on a good trajectory for the day. Sharing this gestational diabetes friendly Bircher Muesli recipe with you makes me really happy. It’s nice to know there is more to breakfast than bad BGL levels, porridge and a million takes on the breakfast egg! See how you go with this recipe and adjust it to your taste and BGL readings. (Main carbohydrate containing ingredients are listed in bold.)
90g/ ¾ cup/ 3 ounces rolled oats
150ml/ 5 fluid ounces fat reduced milk
Fine rind of 1 small orange (handy tip – rind the orange before squeezing)
150ml/ ~1/2 cup/ 5 fluid ounces fresh orange juice
150ml/ 5 fluid ounces water
30g/ 1 ounce almond meal (please note, this contains 0 carbs but 13.8gm fat)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Combine the oats, milk, orange rind, orange juice, water, almond meal, cinnamon and sesame seeds in bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for approximately 6 to 8 hours.
Remove from the fridge and stir well.
Serve topped with blueberries or alternatively you can gently fold them through the muesli.
Post-GDM serving suggestion: Serve with rounds of sliced orange on top.