Lately I have felt extremely time-poor, so have been looking for ways to get organised and streamlined in the kitchen, while still maintaining a healthy diet.
I have seen ‘refrigerator oats’ on a few blogs and on pinterest, and although a Bircher muesli type breakfast soaked overnight isn’t a new concept for me, the idea of pre- preparing and serving breakfast in mason jars made me keen to give it a try.
The idea of these is that you can prepare a week’s worth on a Sunday night, and then have a healthy breakfast ready to go that you can eat on the run if necessary. I personally didn’t have space in my fridge for so many mason jars, so made them on a nightly basis to save precious morning time.
I have a big appetite at breakfast – so found that a cup of this mixture was a perfect amount.
- Add some flavour:
Ground cinnamon, raw cacao, other spices
- Add some liquid:
I used 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt mixed with some water but regular milk, almond milk or coconut water would also work well
- Add some fresh fruit (or frozen berries):
Banana or apple should probably be added immediately before eating but berries are great popped in the jar the night before
- Top with something crunchy:
To give a bit of extra texture I added one of the following – toasted coconut, slivered almonds, macadamia nuts, cacao nibs
- Sweetness (if required):
I skipped this step as the fruit was sweet enough, but this would be delicious with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup or a sprinkle of stevia.
Can you think of any other flavour combinations to try? Let me know in the comments if you come up with one or have any other time-saving tricks for healthy eating!
Photos from: my camera