They say breakfast is an important meal of the day but in this day and age most of us do not even have 5 minutes to sit down in the morning and eat breakfast (whether healthy or not) later on prepare the meal. I have a 9-5 job so you could say I really should have time to sit and eat my breakfast but in reality I do not. By the time I wake up, shower and dress it's time to run out of the house and walk to the station to catch my bus to work. When I do get to work I am pumped up on adrenaline that I just get stuck right into my work until 10ish when my stomach starts to remind me how hungry I am sometimes to the point of collapsing. Would you believe me if I told you that I forget to eat more times than I eat a week? I am just that bad when it comes to eating and because I am a social butterfly I kinda need people around to eat with me otherwise I only eat when I see others eating hence why I watch too much TV (story for another day).
Over the course of the week I stumbled upon a post on overnight oats, I am bummed that I didn't save the link so I could share it but then I didn't think I was actually going to do it myself. But Tuesday night I started to write in my diary things to do for the rest of the week when I remembered that I had run out of my porridge sachets and desperately needed to pack something for Thursday as I had a lot of meetings from 9-6 with a few 10-15 minute breaks. Then I remembered the overnight oats and I consulted doctor Google who brought about so many ideas. I looked at what I had in my cupboards and went to work on it. Thursday morning I topped my overnight oats with Nutella
and went to work. I enjoyed it so much that I have been making my overnight oats since then and just mixing it up to my liking.
I have been using a few ingredients which I have in the house always and had to purchase some cute bowls to be making sizeable portions.
Ingredients: Granola oats (from my March Degustabox), unsweetened Almond milk, natural yoghurt (the first time I used strawberry yoghurt) and mixed fruits. For my topping I am using Nutella but you can use anything or nothing at all.
Directions: Mix all together and keep in fridge overnight, in the morning either eat as is or top up with your choice of topping as I mentioned above I am using Nutella.
What do you think of my overnight oats? Do you make overnight oats? Do you ever have time for breakfast?
Labels: Food, Healthy eating