There’s probably about 5 days in my entire life that I’ve missed breakfast. And I regret each time. I LOVE BREAKFAST.
I make an effort to get up early so I can enjoy my morning routine, but sometimes I still find myself in a rush. Particularly if I have to train clients. At 5am. No one wants breakfast at 4am. (unless you’ve been out all night and it’s a bacon butty (DON’T SAY KEBAB!))
Sooooo, I make my breakfast the night before, in a jar, and then I can pop the lid on and take it with me to eat after training. Simples!
And there are so many varieties of breakfast in a jar. Here are just a few ideas of how I mix it up each morning:
Chia, oats and fruit – In to the jar goes some fruit (think frozen mixed berries for ease, sometimes mango, apple, figs.. the list is endless). On top I pour some chia seeds, some oats, topped with oat milk, stir and set in the fridge ready for the next day. When you leave the fruit in overnight their flavour leaks out into the seeds and oats and is delicious.
Date and peanut butter delight – I blend together some oats, about 3 dates, a spoonful of peanut butter and some oat milk, then pour into the jar with some chia seeds and leave overnight.
Banana, oat and flaxseed – Half a chopped banana gets mixed in with some oats and a spoonful of ground flaxseeds. sprinkled with some cinnamon, this is the easiest and most delicious breakfast!
As for portion sizes – this depends on what size you are, how much you like to eat to feel satisfied, and how much activity you’re doing that day. If I’m using oats, they usually take up about a third of my jar.
And for some reason, eating out a jar seems modern and sophisticated (I need to get out more!), and your children may even find it quite novel, and actually decide to eat their breakfast!
Let me know which is your fave, or any other combinations I should try!