According to a CSIRO summary, an apple a day really can keep the doctor away. Evidence shows regularly eating apples can help keep your heart healthy, control appetite and is also linked with healthier gut bacteria. Grab an apple as a quick snack on-the-go, or start your day right with Joanna McMillan’s delicious apple bircher.


-½ tsp cinnamon
-juice of an orange
-125 (1 punnet) blueberries
-1 green apple, grated
-1 cup milk
-1 cup low fat natural yoghurt, plus extra to serve
-30g hazelnuts
-30g almonds
-15g sunflower seeds
-30g pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
-30g chia seeds


1. The night before: Roughly crush the hazelnuts and almonds in a mortar and pestle (or chop roughly with a large knife). In a bowl mix together the crushed nuts, oats, cinnamon, orange juice, yoghurt and milk. Cover and store in the fridge until the morning.
2. Serve your bircher muesli in a serving bowl topped with sunflower seeds, pepitas, chia seeds, blueberries, grated green apple and an extra dollop of yoghurt.

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