A No Cooking Required Healthy Breakfast: Eat This Every Morning
Eating breakfast is the thing I have the most trouble with daily and Eating a healthy breakfast is almost impossible if I don’t plan in advance and if it’s not quick.Usually I am rushing to work or recovering from a night out with friends and breakfast tends to be the last thing on my mind. But the truth is a heart healthy breakfast filled with vitamins, nutrients, and fiber is to key to reaching your weight loss or fitness goals.
I usually prefer a light breakfast over heavy pancakes and greasy bacon but my perfect breakfast for weight loss constantly changes depending on my goals at the time. Recently, I’ve fallen in love with Overnight Oats. It’s full of fiber, which makes you feel more full and consume less calories. It’s great for lowering your cholesterol and it basically takes no time to make. I normally prep it at night in under 5 minutes and throw it in the fridge and in the morning all I do is add something crunchy then head out of the door.
The thing that I love most about this is that you can make it different everyday. We all know that getting bored is one of the main reasons you don’t see weight loss results. I put various berries and nuts in my overnight oats and I even add greek yogurt for a bit of extra protein. This breakfast also doubles as the perfect post-workout meal.
Here is What You Need to Make Overnight Oats:
- 1/4 cup of quick oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or 2% milk)
- 1/2 Medium Banana, Sliced. (put the remainder in the freezer for smoothies)
- 1/2 cup of berries, (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
- 1/2 Tbsp of chea seeds (I sometimes use flax seeds)
- Pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg
- Nuts, Granola (optional, to taste)
Here is How You Make Your Overnight Oats:
- Place all the ingredients in your mason jar, shake well, place lid on, and refrigerate over night.
- Add your favorite crunch, nuts or granola, in the morning.
(this recipe was taken and changed a bit from Skinnytaste.com)