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Easy & fast breakfast - part 2



I think it is pretty much established now, you get it: we really like eating breakfast! But on days where my university classes start at 7:30 am, even the 3 minutes of extra sleep seem like a lifetime. Another thing that doesn’t really help is that I have an ungrounded hatred for washing dishes, especially in the morning. But here is the perfect solution: taking 10 minutes one night (or day) to create a few of these overnight breakfast dishes that you can keep in the fridge and eat on days when you are in a hurry in the morning!

If you haven’t heard about overnight oats and chia pudding, I would like to introduce them to you now. The basic recipe is really simple, oats can be soaked overnight in any liquid you want. Pretty amazing! We made two versions; banana bread and peanut butter overnight oats. We will share both recipes below. I like to make a few of them on sunday evening, so I can take them in the morning when I am in a hurry. You can make them 4 days before consuming. Before eating we like to add some toppings, because toppings make everything better, but they taste great without toppings too.


Another option that you can create the night before is chia pudding. Chia are pretty cool seeds that create a jelly structure when added to a liquid. We used coconut milk, but you could use any kind of milk to create these puddings. I dislike eating the same thing for breakfast (even if it includes peanut butter!) and these chia breakfast puddings are great for adding some variety in your breakfast routine!

You might know about chia seeds because it has gotten a lot of health claims, but there is almost no evidence towards chia helping you with weight loss. So there is no point of adding them to your cake, pretty devastating... But they do have upsides too! They are high in fiber and protein. And they could help you lower your blood pressure, which is good as long as you eat them in moderation, because you don’t want your blood pressure going too low.

* if you are allergic to sesame or mustard seeds, you could be allergic to chia seeds too.


Peanut butter oats

for 1

5 tbsp oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

100 ml milk of your choice (we used rice milk)

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp maple syrup

toppings: fresh or frozen (and thawed) strawberries

Add all ingredients except the topping to a bowl and mix well. Cover and leave in the fridge until the morning or until you are hungry! Add strawberries as topping for a classic peanut butter and jelly combo :)

Optional: take the oats out of the fridge and place them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Banana bread oats

for 1

3 tbsp oats

3 tbsp yogurt

2 tbsp milk of your choice (we used almond milk)

1 banana

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp chia seeds

toppings: sliced banana, walnuts and maple syrup

Mash the banana in a bowl and mix in the other ingredients. Cover and leave in the fridge until the morning or until you are hungry! Add toppings.

Optional: take the oats out of the fridge and place them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Chia pudding

for 1

2 tbsp chia seeds

5 tbsp coconut milk

optional: tiny bit of salt and maple syrup

topping: granola (dust), fresh fruits (kiwi, strawberries)

Mix everything together, place in a jar and leave in the fridge until the morning or until you are hungry! Top with your favorite toppings, we like to use granola (dust), fresh kiwi and strawberries.


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