You’re probably sick of hearing breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it really is! Breakfast sets you up for the day, and studies have shown that students who regularly eat a healthy breakfast retain more information, have steadier levels of energy, and have better chances of maintaining concentration throughout the day.
Between late nights and early morning classes, so many of us struggle to find time for breakfast. A great top is to make your breakfast in advance, so when you’re stumbling out the door on your way to a 9am class, you’re all set!
Here are two of my favourite easy breakfast that can be made in advance –
An extremely versatile recipe that can be adapted to suit your tastes – the possibles are endless. These are non cook! No messy hobs or microwave explosions, just a quick mix, then pop in the fridge for the next day! Whilst chilling, the oats absorb the milk/yoghurt, resulting in a soft, creamy porridge.
This recipe serves one, but you can easily multiply this and prep your breakfast in advance for the following days! If kept refrigerated and stored in a sealed container, the overnight oats will keep fresh for up to 3 days.
- 120ml milk of your choice (cows milk, almond milk, soya milk…)
- 100g Greek yogurt (plain or flavoured)
- 40g porridge oats
Literally mix these ingredient up in a bowl (preferably with a lid) then put in the fridge! The oats will take at least 8 hours to become creamy. When serving, add fruit or toppings of your choice.
Peanut butter bites!
These are another recipe easy for storing. Prepare these on a Sunday evening and you’ve got a quick, healthy breakfast for the rest of the week!
- 100g oats (plus extra for topping)
- 130g crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 30g chia seeds
- 50g chocolate chips (optional)
Mix everything together in a bowl with a large spoon until it binds together. Once a dough forms, using your hands, roll the dough into balls (I usually get around 13 balls with this mixture)
Put the balls in the fridge, they should become firm within a few hours.