It’s no secret – breakfast is the most un-loved meal of all time. It’s either hurried through and gotten over with or, in some cases, ignored completely. The poor thing probably wonders what it ever did to deserve this kind of treatment. That’s not to say that I haven’t done my fair share of skipping and ignoring. It’s just so difficult to CARE when you’re half asleep and have to get ready for work. Who wouldn’t trade in a good breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep?! I know I would.
Anyhow, I digress. This post isn’t meant to be a lecture on the benefits of breakfast (please don’t run away). I just want to share with you the holy grail of all breakfast food – if you’re lazy (like me) but dream of a healthy and delicious breakfast then you’re in luck today. I discovered overnight oats about a year ago when my sister was going through one of her health phases (okay fine, she discovered them if you want to be all technical, jeez) and I haven’t stopped loving them since. It’s the easiest and quickest breakfast food ever invented and there are tons of variations you can do with it.
Here’s a super simple recipe (the one I use):
Overnight oats AKA The easiest breakfast recipe of all time
Serves : 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Rolled oats 1 cup
Milk/Yogurt (or both) 1 cup
Honey 1 tbsp (or more if you like it sweeter)
All you have to do is mix those three ingredients together in a bowl and leave them in the fridge overnight. Top it with fresh fruits of your choice or nuts or whatever else you’d like in the morning and that’s it. I’m not even kidding. That’s the whole recipe.
It tastes really good too and it’s super healthy. By morning, the texture becomes thick and porridge-like. If you’re not a big fan of the taste, you can always add more fruits and less oats. It saves so much time in the morning. Instead of running around like a headless chicken trying to figure out what you should eat and then making it, you just cut up some fruits and have yourself a delicious breakfast. Because it’s mostly fibre, it’s also really filling and you won’t be hungry again until lunch!
I hope this becomes your easy grab-and-go breakfast recipe, like it did for me. Let me know in the comments how it turns out or if you have any questions 🙂