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Delectable breakfasts you can make the night before for when you're in a rush

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With the pressures of our daily lives, it's a wonder how we ever manage to fit in eating at all.

And when it comes to our morning routine, as we rush to get out the door on our commute, we'd be the first to admit that any thoughts of breakfast go out the window.

But, as we all know, it's one of the most important meals of the day. It sets us up for the day, giving us energy for the morning ahead and improving our cognitive function.

Thankfully there is a solution; make your breakfast the night before. All you'll need to do is grab it out of the fridge in the morning, leaving you time to meditate, spend more time on your hair and make-up, or allowing for five more winks in bed. 

Take a look at five of our favourite pre-prepare breakfasts that are not only delicious but incredibly healthy too. 

Quinoa granola bars

While these contain a bit of natural sugar, there's also a lot of nuts here so you know you'll be getting your 'good' fatty acids for the day, as well as the quinoa, which provides double the amount of protein than rice. It's also a good source of vitamin E and B and fibre too. 

Quinoa and granola breakfast batrs

Quinoa Granola Bars

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup honey
  2. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  4. 1/3 cup almond butter
  5. 1 cup cashews
  6. 1 cup slivered almonds
  7. 1 cup of coconut flakes, unsweetened
  8. 1 cup dried cherries
  9. 2 cups oats
  10. 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and dried
  11. 1/2 cup flax seeds
  12. Flake sea salt to taste

For the full details on how to cook them, head to honestlyyum.com for the recipe

Breakfast ice lollies

Yes, you did read that right, you can eat ice cream for breakfast. And it's healthy. These ingenious popsicles are essentially lots of fruit and yoghurt frozen. Not only that it's a portable meal so you can eat it on the go with your morning coffee.

Yoghurt and fruit ice lollies

Yoghurt and fruit ice lollies

Ingredients

  1. Yoghurt of your choice
  2. Fruit, or your choice, thinly sliced

For details on how to make these, go to caramelpotatoes.com

Berry beet açaí breakfast bowl

Much has been spoken about the wondrous açaí fruit of late. Touted as the new super food, the açaí is a berry that's full of antioxidants, amino acids, fibre, essential fatty acids, and vitamins. Ultimately, the fruit is great at giving you an energy boost - ideal for a morning meal. This hybrid smoothy-breakfast dish can be made the night before, all you need to do is add the toppings.

Berry beet açaí breakfast bowl

Berry beet açaí breakfast bowl

Ingredients

For the bowl:

  1. 1 large medjool date , pitted and soaked in warm water until soft
  2. ½ cup/120ml coconut milk (either light or regular )
  3. 1 Tablespoon/12g chia seeds
  4. 1 or 2 brazil nuts
  5. 1 small raw beet, peeled and finely chopped (or grated if you don’t have a high speed blender)
  6. ½ cup/75g frozen mixed berries (I like a blend of raspberries and blueberries)
  7. 1 3.5oz/100g package of %100 frozen acai , run under warm water to thaw slightly

For the topping:

  1. Tablespoon/5g unsweetened coconut flakes
  2. 1 Tablespoon/10g hemps seeds
  3. Sliced fresh fruit and berries

For the full recipe head to gourmandeinthekitchen.com

Make ahead Bircher museli 

This recipe is genuinely one of the easiest breakfasts you can make. While it might sound like a bowl of cold porridge, it's really so much more than that and incredibly delicious. Provided you have a bowl, some oats and almond milk you have the ingredients to make it. All you'll want to do is, when you take it out of the fridge in the morning, is top it with some fruit, nuts, or chia seeds. Or all three if you really want. 

Bircher muesli

Bircher muesli

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 2 tbsp chia seeds
  3. 1 cup vanilla almond milk (we use Silk Pure Almond)
  4. 2 organic apples
  5. 2 tbsp honey*
  6. 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  7. 1 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt* (we use Chobani)
  8. 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  9. 4 tbsp toasted slivered almonds

Get the full recipe from mayihavethatrecipe.com 

Mini frittatas

Sometimes you don't always want something sweet to eat in the morning. These delicious mini frittatas should do just the job. Not only can you grab them and go, they'll also work for lunch too if you really fancy them twice in one day.

Mini frittatas

Mini frittatas

Ingredients (makes 8)

  1. 6 large eggs
  2. 1/3 cup heavy cream
  3. 3 slices of deli meat of your choice (turkey, ham or roasted beef), roughly chopped
  4. a handful of baby spinach, briefly chopped
  5. 1/4 cup frozen corn
  6. 1/3 cup shredded cheese of your choice
  7. salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe on ohsweetday.com

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