Budwig Quark-Linseed Oil “Muesli” Recipe

Budwig quark and linseed oil (FOCC) muesli with honey, ground linseed, fruit, berries and chopped nuts,
Budwig quark and linseed oil muesli with honey, ground linseed, fruit, berries and chopped nuts,

This is the cornerstone of the whole Budwig diet;it  is used for the breakfast and lunch. It is also called FO/CC, Flax Oil/Cottage Cheese and Budwig Flax Oil Cream. (Linseed is called flax in North America.)

The magic comes from the sulphur-rich milk proteins in the cheese making the omega-3 in the linseed oil more soluble.  Linseed Oil-Quark cream should be made with good-quality fresh ingredients and it will taste creamy, light and delicious. The basic FOCC “cream” is very versatile and can be used as a healthy alternative to cream, crème-fraiche or yoghurt for anyone who is health-conscious.

Budwig Muesli Recipe

Ingredients to make the FOCC Cream:

This makes a standard portion for a woman, men should have up to 25% more and children less

  • Quark and cold-pressed linseed (flax seed ) oil for Budwig diet muesli
    Quark and cold-pressed linseed (flax seed ) oil

    45-50g cold-pressed linseed oil (flax seed oil)

  •  100 g Quark (If you can’t find quark use low fat/fat-free cottage cheese or  unsweetened plain Greek yoghurt (this should be 10-12% protein.)
  •  2 tablespoons milk (optional to help mixing)
  • 1 teaspoon cold-extracted raw honey (optional)
Blending quark cottage cheese with flax oil on Budwig diet
Blend quark cottage cheese with flax oil very thoroughly

Place Linseed Oil and quark in a jug or tall container suitable for using a stick blender.   If you prefer a softer consistency add two or three tablespoons of skimmed milk.  Blend very thoroughly; is very important to continue blending until the oil completely disappears into the emulsion. If required sweeten by mixing in up to 1 tsp honey.

Muesli Ingredients

  • 25g ground linseed
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Berries (forest fruits)
  • Nuts
  • Fruit chopped

Method

Assemble fruit and freshly ground linseed in a bowl.  Top with creamed linseed oil and cottage cheese, top with berries and chopped nuts. Eat immediately.

Variations

The Budwig diet calls for the Quark – Linseed Oil “cream” to be eaten with ground linseed and fruit as muesli for breakfast,  For lunch you can add it to the first course or pudding.    With imagination the possibilities are almost endless.

Budwig Muesli Smoothie

A modern variation is to incorporate the linseed oil/cottage cheese cream into a smoothie by adding it to blitzed fresh fruits and freshly pressed juice.

Budwig Muesli Smoothie Recipe

Banana, berries, FOCC (flax oil cottage cheese) smoothie  for Budwig diet
Banana, berries, FOCC (flax oil cottage cheese) smoothie for Budwig diet
  1. 100g Quark
  2. 50g Cold-pressed linseed oil
  3. A little milk
  4. 25g ground linseed
  5. 1 tsp Honey
  6. Fruit (any)
  7. Berries (any)
  8. Nuts

Method

Separately blend 1 and 2 thoroughly

Budwig FOCC smoothie
Budwig FOCC smoothie

Place all other ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

Then add blended cottage cheese linseed (flaxseed) oil, pulse gently until incorporate with fruit etc.,  Don’t over-

blend,

 

Other ways for using Budwig creamed linseed oil and cottage cheese

Johanna Budwig’s own savoury recipes include  using the cream as mayonnaise, Indian-style Tzatziki, sauces, sandwich fillers or toast topping.  Use it just as you would any cream or soft cheese (within the rules of the diet). In savoury dishes try “cream” with good seedy mustard, curry powder or herbs.

For dessert you can use it like a mousse flavoured with chocolate or spices; it combines well with cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, banana, orange and lemon or make the Budwig “cream” into easy ice creams.  There are recipes on the site for several delicious flavours of (Budwig-compatible) ice-cream.

N.B. Always blend the cold-pressed linseed oil and cottage cheese thoroughly before adding other ingredients.

I see there is worldwide support for the Budwig protocol through various forums. This website shares information that makes it easier to follow the Budwig Diet in the UK and keep it as close as possible to Johanna Budwig’s original diet. Linseed oil and ground linseed has certainly helped me, to take more control of my own health and seeing my health improve by doing so. This is why I feel this protocol needs to be more widely known. This Budwig diet is too good not to share. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. I highly recommend Flax Farm for all of the products I use for my recipes.