Busy Morning Breakfasts: Overnight Oats and more

As we head into fall, many of our schedules will change and the days will seemingly fly by. Summer might have been a time for leisurely breakfasts and slow mornings, but fall could very well mean early, busy mornings heading off to school or work! Limited time = no fuss breakfasts. Here are some of my favorites:

  • hard boiled eggs, banana, nut butter packet (like Rxbar or Justin’s)

  • turkey bacon, rice cakes, and an avocado cup (single serve cups can be found at Costco)!

  • organic yogurt, strawberries, low sugar granola (Purely Elizabeth is my pick)!

  • sweet potato, spinach, and mushroom egg “muffins” (pro-tip: use a silicone muffin pan to pop them out easily)

Any of the breakfasts above can be made in the PM to take out of the fridge and run with in the AM! Perhaps one of the easiest (because it involves no cooking) is my overnight oats recipe. Unlike plain oatmeal, which can be plain and lumpy, this recipe has texture, flavor, and can be easily doubled, tripled, or multiplied further to make enough for a whole week! Line up 5 mason jars, measure out your ingredients, and you’re good to grab and go all week long!

Overnight Oats

1/2c oats
2tbsp shredded coconut
1/2tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (optional)
1/2c to 1c almond milk
vanilla extract (optional)

banana slices
nut butter
hemp seeds

Combine dry ingredients into a bowl or jar. Add almond milk, mix, and place in fridge overnight.
In the morning, add toppings of choice. I love it chilled, but it can also be warmed on the stove or in the microwave if that’s your style!