They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s certainly my favourite meal (alongside dessert!). But not everyone has the time to cook a delicious breakfast every morning. And if you do have a delicious breakfast every morning, the things that make it delicious are probably things you shouldn’t be eating every morning. What’s the solution? Here’s one.
Put down that bowl of honey-sweetened-frosty-flavoured-rainbow-coloured Fruit Loops. This is not only a tasty way to start your day, but it’s healthy and takes almost no time to prepare in the morning.
I grew up eating porridge. I LOVE porridge. But I hate cooking porridge. It takes forever. And it’s boring. Overnight Oatmeal is a simple, easy, and tasty solution to get those same nutrients into your body with a fraction of the preparation time, and plenty of taste.
Sure, it’s not porridge – only porridge is porridge, but it’s still pretty damn good. Oh, you should know that not all oats are created equal. Here’s the breakdown:
Steel Cut Oats – These are my favourite, and I always keep a tin at home. Due to the nature of these oats, they don’t soften as much as Easy Cook or Rolled Oats. The result is a much chewier breakfast.
Easy Cook / Rolled Oats – These are the popular choice for Overnight Oatmeal recipes as they’re healthy and become soft and easy to chew.
Instant Oatmeal – General rule of thumb, avoid.
¼ cup Oats
⅓ cup Milk
⅓ cup Greek Yoghurt (Plain/Vanilla)
½ tbsp Chia Seeds
⅓ cup Mixed Berries
Honey, to taste
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Add oats, milk and chia seeds to the bottom of your container – I used a wine glass for the photo, but any sort of container will work. (Try a mason jar or a just a standard bowl if you prefer, just make sure to choose something with a wide opening so that you don’t have trouble eating your overnight oatmeal later!) Mix together well. Almond milk is a popular option online however, based on my experience, it really doesn’t have any significant impact on the final taste. I usually use regular 2% milk.
Add Greek yoghurt and mixed berries. I personally like using Vanilla flavoured Greek yoghurt, but if you’re watching your sugar intake, plain Greek yoghurt is a healthier option. Frozen berries work exceptionally well in this recipe!
Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Stir again prior to serving the next day, add honey to taste.
This is an easy, tasty, and quick breakfast option. It takes minutes to prepare the night before, but is something you can use as a grab n’ go breakfast option. Or even as a snack for later in the day! There are literally hundreds of flavour combinations you can create – play around with the ingredients, and let me know what you think in the comments box below.