Who doesn’t love a quick breakfast? One that you can grab on the go, eat in the car (even though I don’t recommend it) or wait till you get to the office. (Wherever you land up, be sure to enjoy every bite, sip and taste!)
I know that I’m usually not that hungry when I first wake up so I try and drink as much water as possible. It really helps to reinvigorate my body (including the digestive system). Instead of feeling like a wilted plant that’s been out in the hot sun all day, I’m quickly reinvigorated from the inside out.
But, you still need to eat some food and that’s where having a healthy breakfast comes in! Of course, who has the time to cook eggs before rushing out to work? I know I’m never in the mood. I’d rather sleep the extra few minutes instead of making my favorite omelette. The best way to get your groove on in the morning without losing any sleep is to prepare your breakfast the night before. Then it’s just grab and go! No shut eye lost here!
Try out one of the below recipes during your next crazy week and you’ll be happy you did. Instead of scrounging for a bagel or whatever was within reach in your cabinet, be prepared and give your body the fuel it’s looking for first thing in the morning. Protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates.
This has become a go to breakfast and snack for me. I absolutely LOVE it! And it’s going to get even better with temperatures rising!
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup liquid (I like almond milk but you can use milk, soy milk, or water)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maple syrup or raw honey
1 tablespoon raisins (or other dried fruit – mix it up!)
Banana, berries, or whatever fruit you have on hand
Combine all the ingredients in a jar, mix it well, then put it in the fridge. Leave it there till the next morning, add some of your favorite chopped nuts and/or seeds and some fresh fruit, and there you have it! Overnight oatmeal – and you pretty much did nothing (you’re welcome!)
Very Berry Beet Smoothie
The key to making smoothies easy in the morning is to get all of your ingredients together the night or week before. Put all the frozen ingredients in a plastic bag, store it in the freezer, and all you have to do is empty the bag into the blender, add some of your favorite milk or water, and then you’re done! Easy-peasy!
1 cup frozen berries
1/2 cup yogurt (frozen into cubes – put yogurt into ice cube trays, let freeze, then separate)
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1 tablespoon cod liver oil (I promise you won’t even taste it!)
1/2 to 1 cup water or almond milk to blend
Blend and go! Seriously easy and delicious!
With these simple recipes, there’s no excuse to skip breakfast. Don’t cut yourself short in the morning and then eat WAY too much at lunch because you’re ravenous! It’s not worth it. Even with a minute, you can make yourself a breakfast fit for a superstar aka YOU!
Interested in learning more about how to optimize your body through nutrition? Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Till next time, “bee” well,