We all know the health benefits of getting outside into the great outdoors, and what better way of fueling the day's adventure than with wholesome, nutritious and delicious food.
We recently headed out for a micro adventure weekend in the beautiful Mid-Coast region of NSW and stayed at one of the many You Camp sites on offer in the area – Stoney Creek Permaculture & Healing Farm.
Because we were only heading out for the night, we were able to pack lots of fresh food, but even if you are heading out for longer, it doesn't mean you have to resort to packet and canned food. Depending on where you are camping, it is a great opportunity to get out and explore the local region and see if you can discover a farmers market or farm gate producer to add to your menu. Our YouCamp site was also a permaculture farm, so we got to sample some beautiful seasonal fresh fruits. We also found some locally made organic buffalo milk yoghurt from Burraduc Farm - yum!
Your camp breakfast doesn't need to be plain or boring, with a little bit of thought and planning, your camp meals can be wholesome, nutritious and delicious, and this Bircher Muesli was a hit with our campers. This easy and delicious meal can be prepared in advance by mixing all your dry ingredients in sealed in a jar, then the night before you are ready to eat it, mix in your liquids and leave overnight soak.
We also added to our camp side breakfast lots of seasonal fresh fruit and nuts, boiled eggs, some hot cross buns, and freshly brewed espresso coffee made with the exceptional little Wacaco minipresso machine (we don't leave home without it!)
Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 50g Buckwheat groats (or organic oats)
- 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric and ginger (option: 1 tsp of the grated fresh equivalent - add it in with the wet ingredients)
- ½ tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of chia seed
- 1 tbsp of hemp seed (optional)
- 40g of almonds (or walnuts, pecans, macadamias)
- 1 organic apple grated (option: ½ cup of applesauce - add it in with the wet ingredients)
- 1 can of coconut milk OR your choice of milk OR organic apple juice
Serve with a selection of fresh seasonal fruit and a dollop of your choice of yoghurt. We used fresh figs, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi berries and dragon fruit.
In a bowl combine the Buckwheat groats, chia seeds, hemp seeds and spices.
You can add the nuts here or reserve them until you are ready to serve, so they retain their crunch.
Once your dry ingredients are well combined, transfer them to a jar big enough to hold your additional wet ingredients.
The night before you are ready to eat, add the grated apple, fresh spices if using, and cover with your preferred liquid.
Shake or mix well to ensure all your ingredients are covered with liquid, seal the jar and store in a cool place overnight. (If you are looking for an amazing cool box option, check out the Yeti range of coolers)
When you are ready to eat, sprinkle with the nuts, and top with lots of fresh seasonal fruit and a good dollop of your favourite yoghurt.
Thanks to Lydia Irving BHSc Nutritionist from Internal Instinct for sharing this adventure and delicious and super nutritious recipe with us.