We all know how important breakfast is right? It’s the first meal of the day that not only helps move things along in the morning, but gives you that much needed energy boost to help you sustain at least until your morning tea break. But, not all of us have the time to actually make a full blown breakfast each morning. Sometimes you’re too busy doing stuff for everyone else in the mornings that you end up NOT having time for breakfast. Or, you might have wanted to have that five minutes lie in, that somehow eats into your regular time to get ready. Yes, I understand because, I’m one of those people too. I dare say however that starting last year I have NEVER skipped breakfast. EVER. I can’t even imagine not having any breakfast now. Even if it’s just a piece of toast, it’s still something. But, there are actually ways of taking short cuts without compromising on taste or health benefits when it comes to breakfast.
I’m sure you would have seen this thing making its rounds around the internet. You know; food in jars? No, I’m not joining in the hype for the sake of eating something out of a jar. In fact, you can even create what I’m about to share with you in a bowl. The good thing about this being in a jar is the fact that you can transport it easily and have your breakfast at work while you work! So for the sake of this recipe, you would definitely need a jar.
I’ve got a rather smaller sized one, which for me is just enough. No idea what the capacity is to be honest but it’s about 3 1/2 inches tall. And no, I didn’t go out and buy myself a jar. I’m reusing what I already have. But, you could buy empty jars if you haven’t got any handy in your pantry. Another plus point about this recipe is, you can make this the night before and store in your refrigerator.
I’ve left out the amount you need because I usually eyeball what I need into the jar. I’m keeping it real here everyone.
Putting It Together:
The Taste Test:
Your alarm rings and you hit the snooze button. Why? Because you’ve actually GOT that 5 extra minutes to spare! Yes you do! So you get up, get ready and now all you have to do is either actually have your breakfast or transport it and have it at work. Ok, seriously though? Here’s what you do when you’re ready for breakfast.
Sorry the photo is a little bit blurry as I took this in the early hours of the morning.
Give the jar a little shake again, just to be sure. Unscrew the lid to the jar, stir the ingredients then add some yoghurt, LSA, flax seeds and fruit to your liking and mix it! Easy!
There are other quick and easy breakfast foods that you can pre-prepare in a jar the night before. Other ideas include a cool yoghurt mix. This is where you place the yoghurt first, then berries, and then followed by any other dry grains like granola or muesli at the top.
Let me know if you try this chia seed pudding or share a recipe you normally go for.