THe BIRTH oF ZeN MoNKey
In the late 1800's, John Harvey Kellogg and his brother changed breakfast in the U.S. as we know it. Dry cereal with milk was a healthy alternative to peoples' greasy, oily, everyday diets. Right around the same time, far across the Atlantic, a similar health and wellness revolution was taking place in Europe.
Swiss physician Dr. Maximillian Bircher-Brenner was busy creating his own concoction of the perfect meal. Named Birchermuesli, the original recipe consisted of dry oats (aka muesli) soaked overnight in water, then combined with condensed milk, apples, honey, lemon juice and nuts. Legend has it the nutritional breakdown was nearly identical to breast milk, providing a perfectly balanced meal... awkward huh? :)
In Switzerland and Germany today, Birchermuesli is a common breakfast treat. After years of modifying and perfecting our own unique recipe, Zen Monkey is Dr. Bircher's original meal EVOLVED!
Imagine a breakfast you just grab and eat. A breakfast you don't feel guilty about. A breakfast which keeps you full until lunch. A breakfast that's refreshing and DELICIOUS! And voila, the birth of Zen Monkey, the perfectly balanced meal.