Budwig Diet Recipes – Breakfasts – Part 1

In our latest series of blog posts, we will be providing you with a number of delicious and healthy Budwig recipes that you can use on a daily basis.

Today, we are starting off with some simple Budwig breakfast recipes for you to try.

Dr. Budwig’s Muesli

  • 6 tbsp, (90 ml) organic, low-fat cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) flax oil

IMPORTANT: Blend in a blender until no oil is visible.

(Optional) If too thick add 2 tbsps of fresh, low-fat milk (not UHT)
1 tsp (5 ml) fruit juice or grated apple 2 tbsp (30 ml) ground flax seed

Normally fruit should be eaten all on its own and not combined with any other foods. Fruit passes through the stomach in about 10 minutes whereas other foods take much longer. When the fruit is mixed with other foods it has a tendency to ferment and causes stomach bloating and gas. This is not healthy.

Here are some options of what you can put into the Muesli, which the kids will like too!

A teaspoon of organic cocoa, a few drops of vanilla flavored liquid stevia, then add some walnuts. It tastes like chocolate pudding with nuts.


Most Granola sold in the stores contains sugar and other ingredients that are not healthy. Here is a nice homemade Granola recipe that all the family can enjoy.

Heat oven to 200 C / 350 F degrees

Put 4 cups (500 grams or 100 ml) of Oatmeal flakes into a large oven pan and heat for 10 minutes

During those 10 minutes mix together the following:

  • 1/3 (90 ml) cup of cold-pressed sunflower seed oil
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) of raw natural honey
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) of vanilla
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) of Celtic sea or Himalayan salt
  • Take the pan out of the oven

Next, add the following:

  • ½ cup (125 ml) of shredded unsweetened coconuts
  • ½ cup of (raw unroasted) sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup (90 ml) of almonds
  • 1/3 cup of sesame seeds

Mix well and add the oil, honey, vanilla, and salt to dry ingredients.

Let cool and serve with Oat Milk.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Porridge

  • 1 cup (250 ml) quick oats dash of cinnamon
  • 2 cups (500 ml) rice milk or oat milk to flavor
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) organic flax oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.2 ml) vanilla plain nonfat yogurt to top

Combine the oats, milk in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil. Cook about 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Stir in the flax oil.


Avocado Moose Breakfast

Add the following to your blender:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of berries of your choice
  • 1-2 tbsp (15 to 30 ml) of either or all of the following oils, cold pressed sunflower seed oil, flaxseed or organic coconut oil.
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) of cinnamon and or nutmeg
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) of raw organic chocolate powder (optional)

Blend in your regular blender or with a hand blender for 30 seconds to a minute on full power, serve and enjoy.

Tip: Keep the avocados and berries in the fridge so that they are chilled when you
eat it.


72 thoughts on “Budwig Diet Recipes – Breakfasts – Part 1”

    1. Dear Anna,

      WHEY: This could be a very good replacement.
      The SOLGAR Cold Filtered brand is a good choice.

      You need much less Whey, in fact 2 tablespoons of Whey to 3 Tablespoons of Flaxseed is the ratio.
      We recommend you mix with presoaked flaxseeds.
      Soak 3 tablespoons of flaxseed or better still 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds and 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds (see information on Chia seeds at the end of this report) for at least 4 hours.
      Then mix with a stick blender the presoaked seeds with 1 tablespoon of Whey powder.

  1. Dr Budwig never ever recommended adding carbos (like granula) to the quark (which is not cottage cheese by the way). And you don’t need a blender to stir in flaxseed oil…. a spoon will do
    German greetings

    1. Thank you Petra. We are not actually encouraging our readers to add Granola and porridge to the muesli. This blog offers separate recipe options for breakfast, hence the title: Breakfasts. So there are options to eat different things for breakfast if one doesn’t have the Budwig muesli in the morning.

      We know that some use a whisk or a fork to mix in the quark with flaxseed oil but the most effective way to get the mixture homogenous is with a hand blender. Thank you for your suggestion though.

      Kind regards
      Kathy Jenkins

    1. Hello Debra, both types of oils are good but lignans are found in the ground flaxseeds so if you will be including the ground flaxseeds when preparing this recipe, you would not need to have the oil with lignans.

      Kind regards
      Budwig Center Team

    2. Hello Debra, both types of oils are good but lignans are found in the ground flaxseeds so if you will be including the ground flaxseeds when preparing this recipe, you would not need to have the oil with lignans.

      Kind Regards,
      Kathy Jenikins

  2. My wife had breast cancer 6 years ago. She immediately started on the Budwig Protocol, using Nancy’s low-fat, organic cottage cheese which she gets at Whole Foods. Every year she is tested for the possibility of cancer reoccurrence, and every year she tests the lowest of anyone the doctor tests. Thank you Dr. Budwig and Thank you God.

  3. Cottage cheese is loded with Sodium ..salt deterates cells in the body ,,,importantly, infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria also damages the stomach lining, and is made worse in the presence of “salt”. Helicobacter pylori infection is relatively common in parts of Asia and is also an independent cause of stomach cancer. What about diets high in salt that don’t include these foods?

    1. Hello Michael,

      The diet isn’t encouraging someone eat large amounts of cottage cheese. This ingredient is only used to help the intestine absorb the flaxseed oil better and this way oxygenate the cells. This is accomplished thanks to the proteins in it as well as it being a food with a positive charge which adheres well with the negative charge of the flaxseed oil. But in case you want to try an option without cottage cheese, here is what we suggest:

      Use 6 tablespoons of Presoaked flaxseed and instead of adding them to cottage cheese add the presoaked seeds that you blend with the upright stick blender to 6 level tablespoons of cold filtered whey powder instead of the cottage cheese. Consume this twice a day so you will need 12 tablespoons of presoaked seeds and 12 level tablespoons of whey. Plain Whey is the best choice. SOLGAR and Dr. Mercola sell a cold filtered whey which is the best. Add the honey of per recipe.

      Hope this works better for you.

      Kind regards,
      Kathy Jenkins

  4. What do you suggest if you have allergies to corn, soy, wheat, dairy, and eggs? These recipes sound wonderful but am trying to figure out how to adapt them. I also have been eating almond yogurt lately. Would that be a good replacement for the cottage cheese or dairy products?

    1. Dear Patti,

      Avoiding the foods in your list are a good start to a healthy diet actually. Instead of dairy can you handle oat flour, rice flour or buckwheat flour? DAIRY INTOLERANT: If you are intolerant to dairy then use 6 tablespoons of “Presoaked flaxseed” approach and instead of adding them to cottage cheese add the presoaked seeds that you grind up with the upright stick blender to 6 level tablespoons of cold filtered whey powder instead of the cottage cheese. Consume this twice a day so you will need 12 tablespoons of presoaked seeds and 12 level tablespoons of whey. Plain Whey is the best choice. SOLGAR and Dr. Mercola sell a cold filtered whey which is the best. Add the honey of per recipe above, but leave out the skim milk.

      If the whey still bothers, use simply consume up to 5 tablespoons of presoaked and/or freshly ground flaxseeds per day throughout the day. Add the presoaked seeds to your smoothies, juices and freshly dry ground seeds to your cereals and sprinkle over your salads. People that cannot take any dairy often need to detoxify the liver and restore enzymes and healthy bacteria to their gut.

      Kind regards,
      Kathy Jenkins

  5. I like your Granola recipe – can I use extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil instead of Sunflower seed oil? Another question is that I have been adding organic lemon juice to the muesli I make both for the morning and noon – is that permitted in Budwig Protocol?

  6. Hi,

    I have been suffering with acid reflux and gerd for years. I have tried many things to cure it naturally and not successfully. I am thinking completely to switch to Budwig diet for some time. Can this diet help me with my problem? What food do you recommend to eat and what not to cure my acid reflux. I also saw in your shop that you sell Stomacalm. Can I benefit from it?

    Thank you and best wishes, Dominika

    1. Dear Dominika,

      Thank you for contacting us with this question. For digestive problems it is recommended to try a vegetarian diet and yes, the Budwig diet would be good as you would consume only natural food. Remember to eat the food that is hardest to digest for breakfast and lunch only. For dinner choose a veggie soup, rice with steamed veggies or a piece of fruit. Nothing too difficult to digest. Also, don’t dilute your stomach acids with water or drinks. Don’t drink 30 minutes before a meal and wait 1 hour after the meal to have a drink. Stomacalm is certainly a good idea for someone like you.

      Kind regards,
      Kathy Jenkins

  7. Is it possible to make a cottage cheese with skimmed powdered milk and natural lime or lemon juice, because I can’t get the cottage cheese where I reside.
    Can I substitute the flaxseed oil with grinded flaxseed.

    1. Dear Rosemary,

      Thank you for sending us this question. We are not experts in the recipe for actually making the cottage cheese. We buy the one we use here at the clinic. Please search online for a recipe that can help you there. To substitute the flaxseed oil with the ground seeds, here are the instructions: Put 12 tablespoons of organic flaxseeds into a bowl and triple the amount pure water to cover the seeds and then soak overnight. Using an upright stick type electric blender, grind and blend up half the amount of soaked seeds (you need to consume the muesli twice a day thus the other half of presoaked seeds will be used in the afternoon) and then add to 6 tablespoons of low fat (2% of less) cottage cheese or quark, 3 tablespoons of low fat milk (avoid UHT milk) and blend with electric stick type blender for a minute.

      Kind regards,

    1. Dear Dianne,

      Thank you for sending us this question but that would not be an option. Avocado is a fruit with fat, yes, but not the same protein as the cottage cheese. The fat in this mixture is the omega 3 in the flaxseed oil.

      Kind regards,
      Kathy Jenkins

    1. Dear Maria,
      So sorry for the delay in replying. Budwig diet is ideal for many diets but with Chron’s disease, one might need some extra help and guidance when it comes to mixing foods that won’t digest well when eaten at the same time. Also, depending on the condition of the patient, if they are suffering with strong symptoms, it might even be beneficial to have only steamed fruit and veggies for a week and small portions of cooked grains that don’t contain gluten like millet, quinoa and buckwheat, that might help at the beginning. But for personalized, effective treatment, we recommend getting tested with the Vega test and GSR scan. You can read about this here: https://budwigcenter.com/gsr-scan-vega-test/

      If this is something that interests you, please contact us at: [email protected]

  8. Hi Kathy
    I have substituted the cottage cheese with kefir for my dad. Would love to know your thoughts on this? Thanking you in advance.

    1. Dear Richie, Sorry for the delay in replying. How has he been feeling with this substitute? Kefir doesn’t have the same amount of protein as quark or cottage cheese and the success of the mixture is getting the right proportions of oil and protein. Can you use quark or cottage cheese to blend with the oil and then add kefir after?

    1. We recommend grinding the flaxseeds each time you are going to eat them. If they are ground up ahead of time there is risk of them going rancid or that something is added to them that isn’t natural to prevent this from happening.

    1. Dear Miodrag,

      Most people find this product in the cheese section of their supermarket. We hope you are able to find one that has no more than 2% fat. If you don’t find quark, maybe you find cottag cheese.

  9. I’ve recently turned Vegan and feel so much better for it.
    I’m keen to stay away from all animal proteins, for health but also ethical
    reasons. Can you help me with some Vegan options so I can still follow the
    Budwig diet?
    Thank you so much for all your amazing work!
    Love and Blessings

    1. Dear Bruce, sorry for the delay in replying. Certainly we agree that a vega diet is healthy and apart from the quark or cottage cheese, Dr. Budwig did not encourage her patients to have any other animal protein or fat. When one blends the flaxseed oil until homoegenous with the low-fat quark or cottage cheese, it changes chemically and does not have the same effect in our body. But for ones who prefer not to have this mixture, taking Cordyceps (a mushroom extract) has proven helpful, as well as using whey protein blended with soaked flaxseeds.

  10. Dear Kathy,

    I find the low-fat cottage cheese/flax oil to taste just fine. Today for first time I added organic cocoa+unfiltered honey (Stevia is TOO sweet for me). I’ll have to head back to store for more oil and cottage cheese. I do plan to try the Granola, Porridge and Moose next week.

    I am trying desperately to come up with a theme and sponsors to get me to the clinic. I’ve now been struck 15 times by cancer. If it means cashing out my term life insurance to get there, I’ll do that. I had round 1 of chemo and NEVER EVER have I experienced anything like I did this time: extremely sore throat, steroid for throat shot blood sugar 265.

    Today while shopping for cottage cheese was tired which is unusual. If I do not find a way to Malaga, then there’s no other solution to this disease for me personally!

    Sorry for the lengthy comment!

  11. Hello,

    Is it okay to mix ginger with the cottage cheese mixture? I just want to make sure that it won’t interfere in any way with the Budwig protocol.


  12. Do you have to add the ground flaxseed to the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mixture? I have been using the Budwig mixture for awhile now. I don’t mind the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese, but the extra ground flaxseed makes it harder to eat for me.


    I was diagnosis with prostate cancer over 9 years ago been using the budwig diet of an on, gave up all sugar and dairy products never had sugery psa currently 5.2 question is it ok to use a little honey sometime

  14. I cannot seem to download the Budwig Guide. I want to start the Budwig oil protein diet right away as my CT Scan said suspicion of Renal cell carcinoma in my right kidney. Mrs Tindel it seems, uses Nancys low-fat organic cottage cheese successfully, we do have that brand in our area. What are your thoughts on using this as Quark?

    1. Dear Jane, have you signed up for our newsletters? You should receive the link to download the guide then. As for the cottage cheese you mention, if you are able to find something like that, yes, that would replace the quark.

    1. Dear Karl, since it is something you will be eating regularly, possibly daily, variety is necessary so go ahead and add it to other healthy foods like porridge. As for health benefits, it will be equally beneficial if you are able to continue doing it regularly and the quark flaxseed oil portion is blended as a 1st step before adding it to other healthy food.

  15. One of the many herpes viruses is said to be responsible for
    cervical,anal and throat cancers.

    I know that flaxseeds are not advised for colon cancer patients
    but are they acceptable for the above?

  16. Hello,
    I like to start with the Budwig Diet but I am also overwheght and I’m scared that the big amount of oil here in combination with the fruit or grains will make me gain more! Any suggestions on what not to eat while on this diet so I can be healthy but also loose weight? Thank you in advance for any suggestions

    1. Dear Carolina, most people are able to maintain a healthy weight when using these oils (plant based fat) and stop having deep fried foods, processed foods with sugar and other ingredients our body doesn’t know how to use. Using natural and real food gives our body the nutrition it needs to feed the organs and work at optimum levels. If you are able to start, please do so as soon as possible and consult us for help: [email protected]

  17. I know fruit is more difficult to digest with other foods but it tastes so good with my budwig muesli that I add it as well as the ground flaxseeds and 1 tablespoon of apricot kernels . Is this OK? I don’t have any trouble digesting this. I don’t eat in the mornings until about 11 am; however it does really fill me up and I couldn’t possibly eat more than one other meal in a day.

  18. My fiance’ has colorectal cancer spread to brain, lung and liver. We are currently at a clinic in Mexico and the cancer has not grown since we are here but there has been no improvement either. I am thinking of having him start of the Budwig protocol but I know that some of the therapies and supplements he is taking are not recommended in conjunction with the cottage cheese/flaxseed oil mix. So perhaps we should wait till we finish here? Have you seen a lot of people with metastasized colorectal cancer get better using the protocol?
    Other question: the ground flaxseeds should not be used for colorectal patients. So, should I add an extra tablespoon of flaxseed oil instead? Should I get oil with lignan since we won’t be using the seeds?
    Thank you.

    1. Dear Valeria, thank you for contacting us. We have seen patients recover from metastasis and serious conditions. The important thing to take into consideration is whether he is able to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, walk and is not in pain. His body functions still being in tact is important to know if he will be able to benefit from the treatment and protocol. To answer your question about the muesli, don’t add the seeds, yes to an extra tablespoon of the oil and to buying oil with lignan. But it is especially important to make sure the oil isn’t rancid. We will be emailing you more information about how we can help so please look out for an email from [email protected]

    1. Dear Alex, we understand this question as it is a common one. Dr. Budwig was not in favour of dairy of any kind in a cancer patient’s diet. It is only used in this recipe once per day but almond milk would not have the proteins necessary to have the needed chemical reaction with the flaxseed oil. Also, to get help applying the Budwig protocol to herself at such a critical time, please let us know if we can help you. We have provided an e-book to read through, for free and we are available by phone and email: [email protected] +34 952 577 369

  19. Hi! My mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She feels pretty much OK taking into account her medical condition and is currently getting a treatment. However, she also wants to start the Budwig diet. She’s got some questions:
    1) What is the best time to eat the muesli – for breakfast, for lunch or for dinner?
    2) When is it ok/best to drink, before or after the muesli? and how long before or how soon after?
    3) How soon after the muesli can one eat the other food? I read in one answer above that it is actually fine to eat the muesli with porridge, so this question seems answered, but still?
    4) Is it OK to use flax seed oil which has a shelf life of 1 year and a slightly bitter taste? She’s been able to buy only this type of flax seed oil locally. Or is it better to replace it with flax seeds?
    5) Coffee – should one try to absolutely abstain from coffee? Coffee has been part of my mom’s food habits for long.

    Thanks in advance for the answers!

    1. Dear Mikhail, Thank you for getting in touch regarding your mother’s condition. She can have the muesli either for lunch or breakfast, whichever time she can “stomach it” best. Dr. Budwig would try and get her patients to have it for breakfast but some can only handle some herbal tea and fresh fruit. In general, drinking should be separate from eating. Wait 30 min after having your drink to eat as well as after. The muesli can be eaten with other food or separately, both are ok. Flaxseed oil should be stored in the fridge or kept cool and the shelf life should be of 6 months. If it tastes bitter I wouldn’t eat it. See if you can find somewhere online that will deliver. We buy ours from http://www.linovita.es Otherwise use the flaxseeds. Coffee is certainly acidifying and we have made a video answering this question because it is so common: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yrfe00dDbg

      Since your mother has cancer, she should look at more than her diet. If she is interested in how we can help her at the clinic, just let us know at: [email protected]

  20. Budwig protocol and Budwig diet working!!! I cured my husband with it. This year I had myself thyroid cancer and now I am cancer free. Thank you Mrs. Budwig you found this cure

    1. Dear Isa,
      I’m not sure by this comment if taking the flaxseed oil alone, it could be it isn’t good quality oil or that it has oxidated slightly. The issue though is how you feel when you take the Budwig muesli of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. If you’d like more guidance you can email us: [email protected]

  21. Thank for Your www site and tips. During my strugle with illness, it was very helpful. There is so many informations, but it is not so easy to find the right one. Your articles are so complete, it feels one not only wide knowlege, but also big heart. Thank You and God Bless You All

  22. It is my understanding that cancer causes excruciating pain, and the Budwig diet cures cancer. My daughter doesn’t have cancer, but has reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) a disorder that causes pain from overly sensitive nerves. It is supposedly the worst pain there is, possibly only second to cancer pain. Will the Budwig diet help relieve her pain?

    1. Dear Betty, thank you for contacting us and sorry to hear that your daughter is dealing with this debilitating pain.
      We don’t state that a diet can cure cancer. We use the Budwig diet along with other treatments and a protocol for cancer patients to reverse the cellular function in their body that has caused this degeneration. For anyone that is dealing with an illness, starting with a healthy, nutritious, plant based and whole food based diet is a good place to start. The next step is to find the root cause for this illness and see how to treat it holistically and with an integrative approach. If you are interested in a phone consultation, please contact us at: [email protected]

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