Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli – Roaming Cow Giveaway
Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli – Roaming Cow Giveaway

Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli – Roaming Cow Giveaway

Good Morning everyone!  I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world and that you are ready to face another Monday morning.  Today I thought I would introduce you to a delicious new yoghurt, whilst I sharing my favourite healthy breakfast treat.

The Yoghurt is called Roaming Cow.  It’s a great tasting, wholesome yoghurt which has an amazing lush flavour, thickness and creaminess.

Roaming Cow Yoghurt

Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt

What sets this yoghurt apart from others is that the Roaming Cow Dairies know that to make the best yoghurt, they must start with the best milk. Because milk is the essential ingredient of yoghurt, Roaming Cow™ understands the importance of obtaining high quality milk to make their yoghurt taste great.

To ensure that the quality of milk used is second to none Roaming Cow Dairies invest an additional 10 cents from every tub sold back into projects to help their farmers continuously improve their farms.

This investment strategy focuses on nutrient management to improve the pastures their cows eat and supports their farmers. It helps maintain animal health and deliver environmental benefits such as healthier soils and cleaner streams.

When I sampled Roaming Cow Yoghurt I was really surprised at the thick creamy consistency. In fact it reminded so much of a  double cream that I instantly checked the nutritional value panel on the side of the tub.  Thankfully the full fat Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt that I was eating was only 320kj per 100gms or 76 calories, less than and apple!

Roaming Cow Bircher Muesli

My mind was instantly ticking over, where could I substitute this delicious yoghurt for cream, to create a healthy low fat, low calorie meal.

This leads me on to another quick story.  Those of you who’ve met me may know that I don’t often eat breakfast, and when I do partake, I always try to chose something tasty, light and healthy.  When I am at hotel with a buffet breakfast I usually only chose coffee and a fruit salad. Whilst holidaying recently I developed an addiction for Bircher muesli. I figured I was eating a cereal so it couldn’t be too fattening.  I was also adding various seasonal fruits to the dish so I was quite pleased with my morning diet.  I was particularly pleased that this healthy breakfast was keeping me quite full and content for most of the day.

Apricot Muesli

Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli

Then the bomb dropped, I couldn’t fit into my jeans when they came back from the laundry. At first I blamed hot water for the shrinkage to my jeans.  Slowly I realised that it was not shrinkage, but the swelling of my backside which was causing my wardrobe issues.  Quickly I did a mental inventory of my food choices whilst on holidays, the only one difference was the bircher muesli.  Upon inquiry I found it was made almost entirely on cream!!! I was eating bowls full of cream each morning! No wonder I was developing a waddle. When I returned home I had weight to lose and a Muesli addiction to kick.

A healthy bircher muesli

Bircher Muesli w Roaming Cow Yoghurt

Thankfully now I can have my Bircher Muesli and hopeful my figure too!

This version serves 6 and has only 300 calories per serve, and takes full advantage of this delicious creamy yoghurt.

Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli


400gms Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

2 Tbs honey

800gm can apricots halves (syrup drained)

1 Tbs Flaked almond (toasted) *optional

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup skim milk

200gm Lowan Apricot & Almond Muesli


Place apricots in a single layer on the bottom of the serving dish.

Apricot Halves

Layer Apricot Halves

Combine Roaming Cow yoghurt, vanilla and honey and taste to ensure you have achieved the desired sweetness (use a little more honey if necessary).

Yoghurt w Vanilla and Honey

Roaming Cow Yoghurt w Vanilla and Honey

Add the apple juice, skim milk and muesli to the yoghurt mixture and stir to combine.

Lowan Muesli

Apricot & Almond Lowan Muesli

Pour the combined cereal mix over the apricots ensuring they are not disturbed. Smooth the surface of the cereal. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The muesli will thicken and the oats soften overnight, serve as is, or with extra honey, toasted almonds or apricots.

Combine Muesli and Liquid

Combine Muesli & Yoghurt

For a quick breakfast on the run I make this healthy breakfast in five plastic individual serve containers. This gives me a serving size already to eat as I run out the door.

Completed Bircher Muesli

Completed Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli

I am sure readers would love to try this delicious healthy product for themselves so I have a giveaway.

3 Roaming Cow prize pack!

The packs includes;

  • a gift card to purchase your choice of Roaming Cow Yoghurt product
  • Cute Roaming Cow hessian bag
  • A jar filled with delicious topping ideas for your own Roaming Cow snack.

All you need to do is answer the question at the bottom of the story and “like” Gourmet Getaways of FB. Competition is open to all Australian residents.  The winner will be drawn next Monday the 12th November and announced on facebook.

Roaming Cow™ yoghurt is available in all Woolworths and independent supermarkets across Australia, and comes in a variety of sizes and flavours. 950 g and 180 g individual tubs in Greek Style, Greek Style Reduced Fat, Natural, Natural No Fat, Vanilla and Strawberry.

Roaming Cow is:

  • Rich in ABC Cultures
  • A Natural Source of Calcium
  • A Natural Source of Protein

Roaming Cow has no:

  • Artificial colours and flavours
  •  Added preservatives
  • No gluten or gelatin
A healthy bircher muesli

Bircher Muesli w Roaming Cow Yoghurt

So tell me readers, have you even been duped into choosing something you believe to be healthy and low calorie, only to find that it is by far the worst nutritional choice you could have made? Let me know in the comments section below for a chance to win one of three Roaming Cow Yoghurt Prize Packs.

Gourmet Getaways has received complimentary Roaming Cow product samples for the purpose of writing a review.  This is not a paid sponsored post. The opinion expressed in this article is my honest and considered personal opinion.  I trust readers will sample the product and enjoy it as I have.

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  1. Your yoghurt looks simply fantastic my friend, I love the beautiful flavours and this yoghurt sounds perfect 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Oh yes indeed, dips catch me out all the time , and especially those ones with Parmesan and cashews, the calories and fat content are huge.

  2. This sounds so good. I’d happily have this for breakfast! I think the worst thing I ever bought was a low fat muffin which turned out to have almost a whole day’s sugar allowance in!

  3. I would love to win this prize because I’m totally addicted to Yoghurt (good quality ones only, so this is perfect!).
    Unfortunately, yes I have sometimes been misled by packaging information that describes a product as “healthy”, picturing nice juicy fruits for example but which ends up being nothing else but sugar, artificial flavours, preservatives, and other nasty highly processed stuff. Disgusting and disgracing to be lied upon by powerful food manufacturers that we trust.

  4. I thought Vitamin Waters were such a great idea…until I read the amount of calories and sugar in each drink! I’ve always believed fruit juice was just like eating a piece of fruit but again another sugar high and loss of fibre when juicing the fruit! The Roaming Cow Bircher Muesli recipe and photos have my mouth salivating! What a great post and great prize!

  5. Oh dear. That’s very sad story about your jeans. I’m sorry to hear about bircher muesli. I love it and always eat it when I’m staying away in hotels. I had no idea it’s that bad for you (usually!) xx

    • LOL! I know… chefs and their cream… I should have known better. I love having nutritional panels to refers to on products. I was surprised that even the full fat Roaming Cow yoghurt had less calories and fat that the brand that I had been using and SO much more flavour!!!

  6. I bought a “healthy” muesli, but when I read the nutritional panel at home, I saw that it was high in fat and sugar. Not very healthy!

  7. I’m a sucker for Coke, and so when i wanted to make a healthy change to lose weight, i thought oh great, Diet Coke will be just right for me.
    Only to read and see on TV that people are gaining weight and becoming addicted to this product.
    Not a great choice.
    Anyway i went with water. Natural refreshing option.

  8. Effie Bakkalis :

    I’ve been stung by misleading foods many times! The main ones, though are commercial juices (which have an extraordinary amount of sugar in them), muesli bars, and cream cheese. I only ever bought the lowest fat cream cheese, yet the fat content was still high when compared to other hard cheeses!

    I am a follower on FB, and thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  9. I brought Soy Crisps from the health food shop forma snack, they were delicious, but thats probably because they were absolutely full of fat!!!

  10. I have also bought things that say ” low fat” or “healthy” but came to realize they were neither and as I am on a healthy eating weight loss plan I need to make sure of what goes into my mouth. This looks sooo yummy.

  11. Another Roaming Cow post 🙂 I’m so jealous! I wasn’t able to find it last nite when I went to Coles, do they only sell it in Woolworths?

    I just made bircher muesli last night, but it’s definitely not as nice as yours! It looks so healthy and delicious ~ I’m definitely going to hunt this Roaming Cow yoghurt down and try this recipe!

    • I found my Roaming Cow in Woolworths, and I promise it really is worth looking out for! I hope you do try my delicious Bircher Muesli recipe too, I’d love to hear what you think of it 🙂

  12. I was startled at how much sugar, salt and in some cases kilojoules are in the Weight Watchers products – I only ever tried a couple of them and wasn’t too fussed anyway, but very misleading!

    I’m a fan on FB as Kate Ryan 🙂

  13. Most cereals are a big problem. Some might be low in fat but they’re high in sugar. And a lot of the low fat crackers are very high in salt! Hard to win.

  14. I would love to try this; thank you so much for the opportunity. It sounds divine!

  15. Oh dear! What a moment when you realise that you’ve been eating cream for days and not knowing. I like the sound of this lower fat bircher although I do love cream too 😛

  16. My ‘misinformed food choice’ was sweet potato chips. I thought these could not be too bad for you and purchased them, but when I read the ingredients- aaahhh!

  17. Light olive oil caught me out. Thought I was using a healthier version only to discover that ‘light’ referred to the colour!

  18. I was trying to lose weight and thought I’d give the shakes a try. I replaced lunch and breakfast with a yuck tasting “vanilla” powder from Swisse and made sure I didn’t snack and did have a sensible dinner (fist sized protein with vegetation). By the time I’d finished the container I had PUT ON a kilo. Couldn’t figure that one out.

  19. FB liker as Chon Ky

  20. I used to think that canned soup were great because it’s soup, it’s made of veg but then I learnt that it’s packed with preservatives and sodium. Plus all the nutrients are practically gone from the canning process. Never again!

  21. Renee Ballantyne :

    i have been caught out numerous times so i generally stick with the heart foundation products as i think this is a trusty source.

  22. I would love to try Roaming Cow Yoghurt. I must admit to being sucked into fat free yoghurt a few years ago – when I see how much sugar is in these yoghurts, I’m absolutely horrified – and they don’t fill you up either. Bircher muesli is my absolute favourite too.

  23. PS also liked your FB page!

  24. I used to buy yoghurt believing that “all yoghurts are equal”. That was until I bought an additive and preservative book informing me “fruits of the forest” and “berry” yoghurts contained artificial colours that are banned in the U.S. I am now much more wary about what I buy!!

  25. Oh yum! I’m addicted to apricot, so this will be awesome to try!


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