Motherfood: a transformative journey
The path of Motherhood will change you in unimaginable ways, says Vanessa A Clarkson, author of Motherfood, published by Bateman Books (RRP $59.95), as she unearths the special role that nourishing foods can play in your journey.
For the past 15 years the registered nutritionist, health expert and mother has specialised in infant, child and maternal nourishment.
Recipe: Cashew Yoghurt Bircher Muesli
With all the distractions that family life brings, the softened, cool, creamy oats in bircher muesli will wait patiently for you until you’re ready. A make-ahead meal your future self will undoubtedly love you for.
Serves 2 generously | Time 10 minutes, plus refrigerating overnight
- 250 g (2 cups) zesty oat and almond muesli (see opposite)
- 375 ml (1½ cups) milk of your choice
- eating apple, cored and grated with peel
- 2 tbsp toasted cashew yoghurt or unsweetened Greek yoghurt seasonal fruit of your choice to top
Place the muesli in a large bowl and pour over the milk. Stir to combine, then cover with a tea towel or plate and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning the muesli should have soaked up most, if not all of the milk. Grate in the apple and a spoonful of the yoghurt. Mix well then spoon the bircher evenly into two bowls. Top each bowl with a dollop of cashew yoghurt and some seasonal fruit.