Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Said, someone once and now everyone’s stolen their saying. But, still, it is super important to eat breakfast because you’ve essentially been ‘fasting’ all night whilst you’ve been asleep. I don’t believe that you need to eat at a certain time, like an hour after waking, or anything like that because I’ve not seen evidence that it really matters. I usually eat about 1-1.5 hours after waking up on weekdays and it’s definitely within 30 mins on weekends when showering before eating is 100% not necessary.
If I go to the gym before I head off to work I like to have something that I can take with me and munch on whilst I get through my morning emails, write my to-do list and generally catch up with everyone before we kick off the day properly. This is my go-to breakfast for when I need to be super organised in the mornings. These overnight oats are tasty, sweet, is packed with berries (my favourite thing ever) and also has a tonne of protein to see you through until lunch time. It also takes about 10 minutes in total to make up to 6 breakfasts. You can personalise these however you like, adding different yoghurts, protein powders and fruit, the ingredients are totally up to you.
Ingredients (Makes 2 Portions)
- Around 100g of berries, I used blackberries, blueberries and raspberries here.
- 30g of vanilla protein powder. I used the Myprotein Impact Whey but you can use whatever you like.
- 1 ripe banana
- 160ml of milk, I use skimmed but you could use soya, almond or coconut!
- 100g of Skyr yoghurt. Natural would work well too but we had some of the vanilla flavor from Lidl which is super tasty.
- 65g of porridge oats
- Blitz up your banana, milk, protein powder and yoghurt in a smoothie maker.
- Add you oats and berries to the bottom of a Tupperware box or mason jar. I’ve used these screw-top jars from Tiger because they’re super secure when you want to mix them up! Plus, they look pretty.
- Pour your liquid mixture over your oats, making sure it’s as equal as you can get it.
- Screw on your lid and shake up so it’s all mixed together. I find this a lot easier than mixing the dry and the wet together in a bowl before trying to spoon it into jars or tubs, much less mess!
- Pop in the fridge overnight, they’ll be fine for a couple of days so you can make up to 3 portions a person if you’re meal prepping on a Sunday.
(This is what they look like pre-shaking!)