by Josh Racho
Getting out the door in the morning can be a challenge for many of us not-morning types. Unfortunately something that often gets neglected in our morning routine is good old breakfast. If you don’t already have a plan or at least an idea of what you may be doing for a good breakfast, you’ll likely opt for the so-called “convenience” of picking up a breakfast sandwich or grabbing a yogurt for the road.
For me, cereal is a must have staple that can be eaten any day of the week because it is so simple. If you’re not into making your own cereals then it can be as easy as stocking up on granolas, grains, bran, puffed rice or whatever you like and mixing them with some fresh fruit and a nut milk of your choice in the morning. This can be as inexpensive, organic and healthy as you do or don’t like. I personally cut up three or four bananas, then sprinkle with some various cereals, add a little bit of cinnamon and cashew milk. If you’d like to make things even easier on yourself you can put together jars of overnight oats (see my recipe below) and have your cereal ready to rock before you’re even up.
The chia seeds in this recipe act as a thickener and add protein. Feel free to top the oats with any fresh fruit or nuts in the morning to bring your meal up to the specified caloric density that makes you the happiest on that particular day. Or, directly mix in peanut butter, cinnamon, ground flaxseed, maca root, carob powder—the list is endless—when you prepare the recipe the night before. Within five minutes of waking up you can put together a bowl of cereal that would make your childhood equivalent drool.
1 cup any nut milk you please
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of your choice
1 cup plain rolled oats
- Combine ingredients in a jar with chosen toppings and refrigerate overnight.