We’re a little bit in love with Lola Berry here at Polka Dot Bride! Just like us, she is all about feeling good and putting out happy vibes into the world. Her latest book, Beauty Food, that just dropped last week contains recipes that make you feel good from the inside out. Lola calls this dish “Glowy Bircher,” however for the sake of our blog, we’re renaming it “Glowy Bride’s Bircher” because we think it is the perfect breakfast fuel for the morning of your wedding, plus the majority of the prep can be done the night before – and anything to eliminate extra stress on wedding day is a bonus in our book!
The lovely Lola says, “This is a brilliant all-round anti-ageing dish, not just because of the antioxidants and fibre the prunes contain, but also because I’ve added a hint of turmeric, which also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties (as well as giving it a nice yellowy-orange colour).”
Bridesmaids, this one is for you! Whip this up for the bride-to-be on her wedding morning and make her feel all glowy and good from the inside out!
1 cup (100 g) rolled oats 1⁄4 cup (40 g) almonds, roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup (30 g) walnuts, roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup (40 g) chia seeds, plus extra to serve
1⁄4 cup (30 g) sultanas
1⁄4 cup (45 g) pitted and chopped dates
1⁄4 cup (60 g) pitted and chopped dried prunes, plus extra to serve
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1⁄2 cups (375 ml) almond milk or coconut milk
1 granny smith apple, grated
1⁄2 cup (140 g) of your favourite coconut yoghurt, plus extra to serve
maple syrup, to serve
Pop all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine (it’s going to look like a regular muesli mix at this stage). Mix through the spices and almond or coconut milk, then cover and place in the fridge to soak overnight.
In the morning, fold through the grated apple, then fold through the yoghurt. Divide among bowls, top with an extra dollop of yoghurt, a couple of prunes and a sprinkle of chia seeds, and finish it off with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Images by Armelle Habib
Recipes and images extracted from Beauty Food by Lola Berry, published by Plum, RRP $24.99, available in all good book stores from 31 October.
About Lola Berry: Leading Australian nutritionist Lola Berry appears regularly on television shows such as The Project, The Today Show and A Current Affair. She is a spokesperson on nutrition and general wellbeing in print and on radio, and has a huge and interactive online following. She is the bestselling author of nine cookbooks: Inspiring Ingredients (2010), The 20/20 Diet (2012), The 20/20 Diet Cookbook (2014), The Happy Cookbook (2015), LolaBerry‘s Little Book of Smoothies and Juices (2015), The Happy Life (2016), Lola Berry‘s Summer Food (2016), Food to Make You Glow (2017) and Beauty Food ( November 2017).