Mountain biking fuel

SWISS Bircher Muesli – top of the Alps!

Mountain bike nutrition tips

The raw, unprocessed ingredients that make up this classic Swiss breakfast are especially beneficial for mountain biking.

Building strength and endurance means following a mountain biking diet that supplies the body with the energy and nutrients it needs to develop efficiently. Skipping breakfast and downing supplements only generates deficiencies that hamper your body’s progression.

Swiss Bircher muesli is the perfect combo of fast and slow release carbohydrates. It’s quick to make, easy to digest and an effective way to fuel up before hitting the trails. Invented in Switzerland over 100 years ago by physician and nutrition pioneer Maximilian Bircher-Benner, this traditional breakfast is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and antioxidants making it one of the healthiest and tastiest ways to support your MTB training.


Makes 2 servings

  • 100g yoghurt
  • 1 large handful of rolled oats (20g)
  • 1 large handful of porridge oats (20g)
  • 1 grated apple
  • 2 large handfuls of squashed raspberries (50g)
  • ½ handful of ground hazelnuts (10g)
  • ½ handful of sunflower seeds (10g)
  • ½ handful of pumpkin seeds (10g)
  • ½ handful of chia seeds (10g)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Combine and enjoy at least 1, ideally 2 hours before you start training.

Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and serve. Alternatively, make it the night before then add a splash of apple juice just before serving (helps loosen it up). Stay loose 😉

Swiss Bircher Muesli is just one of the nutritious breakfast options we’ll be serving up at our Pure MTB camps and mountain bike challenges in Switzerland this summer. Learn more and sign up at

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