An organic fruit market assembled itself in my breakfast bowl

It’s exam season. Well mid-semester exam season.

And I’m flooded with accounting, economic statistics, microeconomics (my love), and the bane of my existence – the most pathetic course I’ve had to undertake: management (rant post about the education system coming soon. During exams, my body does this thing where it drinks incessant amounts of hot water, tea and coffee (for warmth and comfort) but it forgets to eat. There have been instances where my mum has had to hand-feed me because I’ve forgotten to eat.

So before the HSC, I made a pact with myself that on the days where I didn’t have an exam, I could stray away from omelettes and green smoothies and treat myself to some healthy decadence.

This morning was no different. I was going to make bircher muesli properly, but last night after watching the Avengers, I immersed myself in stats revision and forgot to soak my brekkie.

SO, this morning, I was awake at 5:30 am and before I hit the road for 1.5 hours to build my driving hours so I can get my Ps, I made a cheat bircher.

And when I consumed the divine food at 8 am, I was in heaven:


The muesli does look a little porridge like, but that’s due to the ingredients.

To make this cheat “overnight” muesli, I used 1 cup of amaranth seeds, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed, 1 tablespoon of pepitas, 1 teaspoon of unsweetened, shredded coconut, 2 tablespoons of steel cut oats, half a cup of lite (reduced fat) milk and 1 tablespoon of honey. I dumped everything into a glass box, mixed it around and let it chill in the fridge.

I think the best thing about my cereal is the fruit. Yesterday, I came home from a run to see boxes of raspberries, blueberries, green figs, avocado and grapes overtaking the kitchen island and I knew my brekkies in the subsequent days were going to be amazing.

For brekkie, as the image shows, I used half a punnet of blueberries, raspberries and one fig. And I topped my brekkie with fresh pistachios and pecan nuts.

I make great life decisions.


This is me being a huge procrastinator, and not wanting to do statistics. I wanted to play around with greyscale and lighting and decided to portray my eternal misery with stats.

Praying for my sanity over the next two weeks.

xx Simran




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