Breakfast is meant to be the most important meal of the day. It is the break of the overnight fast and for this reason should always have slow releasing carbs in order to provide energy for the first half of your busy day! When you work in an office like I do, grabbing breakfast on the go can be a challenge. I tend to prefer the extra minutes in bed than breakfast before I leave and actually find eating too early to be hard to stomach. So I end up either having a banana when I get to the office or grabbing expensive porridge from a local coffee shop. Overnight oats are the answer! You can throw them together the night before (in this case I make two loads on a Sunday for Monday/Tuesday and then a further two on Tuesday for Weds/Thurs – lucky for me I’m off on a Friday!). You can combine any flavours you like and there will be more suggestions coming your way, but to start off here is my winter warmer:
- 5 tblspns rolled oats
- 300ml coconut milk plus extra splash
- handful dried apricots – chopped
- handful pecan nuts – chopped
- 1 tblesp blueberry chia seeds
- 1 tspn cinnamon
Throw all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix through, then add the coconut milk. Divide the mix between your pots and then top up with more milk. Leave in fridge overnight. The result is a warm, cinnamony tasting cold oat delight!
Eat. Enjoy. Feel good about yourself!
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