If you are anything like me, getting up is already hard enough, let alone getting up early enough to make breakfast. What is the solution then? Make it the night before, or better yet, prepare for the whole week!
The two most popular overnight breakfasts include oats and chia seeds.
Oats are very easy to prepare but the time it takes to boil them can take more time than you have in the morning. That is why many people cook the oats overnight and just heat them up in the morning. Not only that, the oats quality will not decrease over the week if put in the fridge, then should remain the same soft and creamy texture when reheated! If you are feeling extra lazy, cook enough for the week and just separate them into jars! Oats can also be combined with such a large variety of things such as fruit, nuts, jam, honey and milk. That means that you don’t have to be eating the same thing everyday!
The Kitchn does a great recipe for creating overnight oats for the week!
1 2/3 cups steel-cut oats
4 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
Milk or soy milk
Cinnamon or other spices
Raisins or other dried fruit
Nuts or seeds
The reason using chia seeds are so popular for overnight breakfasts is that the seeds expand overnight. Chia seeds will expand multiple times when soaked in things like water or milk, this helps with feeling fuller for longer but also helps with your digestive track. This is because the seeds develop a gelatinous coating when soaked, allowing for easier travel through your body.
Guess what, its mango season again! What better way to celebrate then having mangoes in your breakfast. It will give it such a fresh and exciting taste!
Popsugar has this amazingly simple recipe for chia seeds overnight! Check it out!
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup light or full-fat coconut milk, depending on preference
1/2 tablespoon honey
Just soak the seeds overnight and you are done!! Whats more, the seeds are similar to oats in a way that you can add whatever toppings you like on it! Don’t like mango? No worries, just add some strawberries!
But what if you don’t like oats or chia?
Breakfast frittatas is another food that is tasty warm or cold and can be made the night before!
bon appetit has an amazing broccoli and sausage frittata which would go perfectly in the morning!
12 large eggs
½ cup whole milk
¾ cup grated cheddar, divided
Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ medium onion, chopped
½ pounds fresh Spanish chorizo or hot Italian sausage links, casings removed
1 bunch broccoli rabe, coarsely chopped
Or try these banana smoothie muffins by Popsugar!
3 ripe bananas
2 cups packed baby spinach
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Remember if you want to ‘Think like a beast, have your morning feast!’