No one has time in the morning. It’s like sleep has taken away precious time to get through your every-growing to do list and now you have to catch up. Gah!
Here’s some simple ideas to make a healthy breakfast a breeze the night before
1. Overnight Oats
Mason jars are all the rage, so you probably have some sitting in you cupboard. Make Overnight oats by adding 1 cup of milk (I love unsweetened almond) with 1/2 cup oats and any other mix-ins you like. Think chia seeds, cacao powder, nuts, seeds and so on. In the morning you’ll have a delicious bircher ready to throw in your bag so you can get out that door fast!
Got a sweet tooth? Try this Chocolate & Raspberry version of overnight oats.
2. Healthy Homemade Granola
Homemade granola is simple to make and good for you. It’s full of protein from nuts that will keep you going all morning long. Serve over yoghurt or with berries (or both!) for a nutritious and delicious brekkie.
Try my healthy almond granola to get you started. Bake in a large batch on Sunday night for the whole week!
3. Smoothie Bowls
In zip-loc bags, portion out some chopped banana, berries, zucchini, spinach and mint leaves and freeze overnight.
In the morning, remove a bag from the freezer and throw it all in a blender with a dash of water or nut milk. Voila! Add a scoop of natural protein and a tablespoon of nut butter for a well-balanced meal. Throw it in a bowl and top with coconut flakes, oats, more fruit – whatever tickles your fancy.
4. Chia Pudding
This is one of my faves. It’s packed with healthy fats, fibre and protein for an awesome start to the day!
In a huge jar or bowl, mix together 3 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup chia seeds and 1-3 tablespoons of rice malt syrup or a 8-10 drops of liquid stevia, to taste. Refrigerate overnight then pour into a bowl and top with nuts and seeds. This mix is enough to make 5 servings for the working week. Job done!