Updated: Dec 24, 2018
Delicious & easy-to-make breakfast recipe that is perfect for the fresh Autumn mornings. Made with Ginger & Co’s Spiced Ginger Chai!
LETS GET SEASONAL!
Eating seasonally helps us become more aware of the natural ebb and flow of life. It provides us with the most beautiful (and best tasting) produce, that nourishes us at exactly the right moment. We call for fresh salads and stone fruits in the summer months, then comforting root vegetables and vitamin C boosting citrus when the weather starts to cool. Seasonal eating not only provides your body with the perfect nourishment we crave, it also;
Tastes better – Anyone that has bitten into a perfectly ripe, juicy peach in summer knows what I’m talking about!
Is more nutritious – Some nutrients naturally start to decline within produce as soon as it’s harvested, so when you eat seasonally (and locally), the produce is fresher so you get that goodness onto your plate with most of the nutrients still intact.
Saves you mula – When a crop is in season, it creates an abundance of produce, which helps the farmers out by cutting down costs and labour time. This is then passed onto you, saving you dough while eating the best and freshest food available.
Is more sustainable – When we buy produce that is out of season, it is likely sourced from somewhere with a different climate and where it currently is in season. This means, once it reaches your plate, it’s probably racked up more frequent flyers miles than you ever have.
Autumn is a time where things start to slow down, cool down and the leaves turn a burnt shade of orange. So, what’s in season right now? Fruits include figs, kiwifruits, lemons, pears, permissions and quinces. While vegetables come in the form of cabbages, beans, beetroot, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, sweetcorn and pumpkin.
SEASONAL SPICED GINGER CHAI BIRCHER
This Autumn-inspired bircher is made with Ginger & Co's spiced ginger chai powder, you make it the night before and it’s magically turned into a delicious brekkie the next morning. Spicy, sweet and nourishing, this recipe is perfect for these fresh Autumn mornings, topped with a little (or a lot of) honey and fresh, in-season figs.
¼ cup of oats
½ cup of milk of your choice (we use an almond coconut blend)
2 Tbs of chopped nuts and seeds (we used macadamias, pistachios, sunflower seeds and pepitas)
1 tsp of Ginger & Co’s Spiced Ginger Chai
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey or maple syrup
2 dried figs, chopped (optional)
Seasonal fruits (we are LOVING figs at the moment)
Chopped nuts and seeds
Honey or maple syrup
Place all ingredients into a sealable jar, stir it all up, pop the lid on and give it a good shake to combine. Place it into the fridge overnight (this is where the magic happens). In the morning, either keep it cool or heat it up in a small saucepan. Next, add your favourite toppings and if you desire a slightly thinner bircher, add in some extra milk.
This post was written & created by Alexandra Kate from The Botanical Table. For more recipe inspiration you can find her over on Instagram @thebotanicaltable.
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