I LOVE breakfast, and I always make sure that I make time for it every morning, even when I’m up early for work. It’s essential for kick-starting your metabolism for the day & keeping you fuelled. You’re also a lot less likely to gain weight (and more likely to lose it) if you eat a nutritious breakfast as it stops you craving carby, sugary foods later in the day & hence having a big binge on anything that you can get your hands on to fill the gap!
However, I know that sometimes it is difficult to get up in time to make a good breakfast, and that having an extra 10 minutes in bed sounds a lot more appealing. So, here is a solution to help you have that extra sleep AND a healthy breakfast!
Introducing the amazing, quick, easy, tasty breakfast phenomenon that is – Overnight Oats! For those of you who have never heard of this recipe, it’s basically porridge which you leave to soak overnight and then eat in the morning! There is no cooking involved and it literally takes no longer than 5 minutes to prepare the night before: perfect for you busybodies who are short on time in the mornings – you can even take it with you on the go! There will be no need to skip breakfast ever again after trying this recipe!
- ⅔ cup (about 60g) Oats
- ⅔ cup (about 160ml) unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup blueberries*
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
*I would advise using frozen blueberries as they defrost overnight and all the juices release into your oats and it’s just totally amazing.
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and then transfer to an airtight container (I use a jar) and place in the fridge overnight. All that’s left to do is to take it out of the fridge in the morning and eat! You may want to add a little more milk in the morning to loosen it up if you prefer a runnier texture and you can top it with your favourite foods to make it even more delicious. My favourite toppings for this flavour are Greek yoghurt and microwaved frozen blueberries (soo good!).
Be sure to let me know if you try this out; details of where to get in touch are on my Contact Me page. Enjoy!