This muesli was so good this morning it was like having pudding for breakfast.
I diced half a grapefruit and added freshly ground bronze linseed meal. Then made the Budwig cream to which I added a few drops vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon and a teaspoon of raw honey; dolloped that on the top of the grapefruit and linseed meal and topped the whole thing with some defrosted home-grown raspberries (they are self-seeded and grow like weeds) and pinenuts. Use this for breakfast or lunchtime pudding.
This is a great dessert to serve if you are entertaining, it’s quick to make, it is much lighter and healthier, and most people prefer it to the traditional cream based Eton Mess.
2 tablespoons Gold Linseeds
Quark-Linseed Oil Cream (made from 150 g quark and 75 ml cold-pressed linseed oil thoroughly blended and optionally sweetened with 1 teaspoon Honey and or stevia)
Half a pear and half a banana sliced (or other fruit)
Raspberries and/or sliced strawberries
A little fresh fruit juice
A pinch of ground vanilla
A dusting of cinnamon (optional)
Macadamia nuts or lightly toasted sliced almonds
Grind the linseeds to a fine powder in a dedicated electric coffee grinder and place in a bowl. Add sliced fruit and juice. Mix the quark-linseed cream with vanilla and heap up in bowl. Add the raspberries and stir everything lightly. Top with nuts and an optional dusting of cinnamon.
1 portion of Quark-Linseed Oil Cream (made from 100 g quark and 3 tablespoons cold-pressed linseed oil thoroughly blended and optionally sweetened with 1 teaspoon Honey; see recipe)
A portion of raw seasonal fruit
1-2 cups freshly made juice,
spices, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, etc to taste
Make the quark-linseed oil cream as usual but in this instance milk isn’t essential but make sure it is thoroughly blended and the oil is fully incorporated. Grind the linseeds to a fine powder in a dedicated electric coffee grinder and place in a blender with the fruit, berries, spices and fresh juice, whiz until smooth. Then add the quark-linseed oil cream and blend briefly add more juice if required.
Variations: From this basic recipe, the only limit is your imagination!
Vary the fruits and spices according to the seasons and what tickles your tastebuds that day.
Leave out the honey, make savoury smoothies instead – a sort of chilled vegetable soup.
Try a Budwig Borscht with beetroot, chives, celery, caraway, apple & nettle juice and a pinch of cayenne!
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" – Hippocrates