Who was Maximilian Bircher-Benner?

Muesli you know for sure. Birchermüesli, an apple fruit dish devised by Maximilian Bircher-Benner at the turn of the century, "d Spys", as he called it, is the ingenious realization of his ideas.

Diet according to Birchner-Benner

His theory says that the vegetable food contains the most solar energy and therefore is much healthier for humans than meat. In his opinion, you should not cook the food if possible, as this will cause important ingredients to be lost. He proudly declared that his raw food dish had almost the same protein, fat and carbohydrate content as breast milk. Maximilian Bircher-Benner also emphasized that "d Spys" is related to the diet of Swiss alphhers, those people who supposedly embody the best of Switzerland and lead a particularly healthy, because close to nature life. Thanks to Bircher-Benner, Müesli has become a household name worldwide and beyond all language barriers. But watch out! What we eat today does not have much in common with the original raw food dish except the name.

So here's the original recipe as a reminder. You take:

  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal,
  • 3 tablespoons of water,
  • 1-2 apples (with skin and core casing ruffled),
  • Juice of half a lemon,
  • 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk,

Mix everything carefully and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of grated nuts over it.

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