How often do you prepare or even eat breakfast in the morning at home? Unfortunately, most of us don’t. We rush through the morning, grab a cup of coffee and then stop at a local coffee shop for more coffee as well as a quick muffin or donut(s) from the bakery section.
You’ll have a nutrient-packed breakfast in less than 5 minutes thanks to the fiber in oatmeal, antioxidants in blueberries and healthy fats, as well as protein, in the nut butter.
Or maybe you grab a processed granola bar, sugar-sweetened yogurt or fruit juice that is high in simple sugars causing our blood sugar levels to skyrocket and crash shortly after leading to poor concentration, fatigue and cravings.
It doesn’t have to be this way! Make a simple but dramatically effective change to your diet and lifestyle routine by preparing breakfast the night before. Making smoothies are a great, quick way to get a boost of nutrition in the morning; still, the act of digging out all the ingredients when you’re bleary-eyed and rushed in the early morning can make you give up before you even start.
Preparing your smoothie the night before can save you time, stress and indecision over what to eat. Combine most ingredients in your blender and store it in the fridge overnight; then simply whir together in the morning. You’ll have a nutrient-packed breakfast in less than 5 minutes thanks to the fiber in oatmeal, antioxidants in blueberries and healthy fats, as well as protein, in the nut butter.
Give it a try tonight for a better tomorrow!
- ¾ cup of almond milk
- ¼ cup of rolled oats
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp. natural almond butter
- 1 tsp. of maple syrup, optional
- ½ of a frozen banana
- Pinch of cinnamon
- ½ scoop of vanilla protein powder, optional
- Toppings, optional: raisins, sunflower seeds, drizzle of more nut butter, fresh blueberries
- The night before breakfast, put almond milk, rolled oats, almond butter and maple syrup in a blender and stir through.
- Cover the top and place in the fridge overnight or a minimum of 3-4 hours!
- Ensure your blueberries and banana are in the freezer and handy to grab in a small baggie.
- The next morning, add blueberries, banana and cinnamon to the blender and blend through.
- If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add more almond milk or water.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings as desired.
- For an extra protein boost, add half a scoop of your favourite vanilla protein powder such as Vega Sport Performance vanilla.