I’m a huge fan of time-saving techniques. Being a super busy mum constantly chasing her tale (and turning up late more often than not) anything which helps me hit the ground running in the morning is soon going to find a place in my busy mum tool kit. I’ve tackled the end of the day, too knackered to cook thing by preempting it with a slow cooker one pot meal, so now its happy days by preparing breakfast the night before with some kid friendly overnight oats.
For anyone new to overnight oats, you really, seriously NEED to give it a go. It’s a little bullet of health and nutrition in one sitting a perfect for anyone wanting to start the day in the best possible way. And more to the point; it’s grab and go breakfast. Plus, given the fact that lots of breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar, this is one way of having a little control over your daily in take. You can add optional extra health boosters but it’s totally up to you how healthy you want it. The main ingredients of oats, yoghurt and honey will be enough to keep them going until break time / snack time though.
If you’re making this for yourself, this is a great grab and go breakfast you can eat at work too.
2 cups of rolled oats
1 1/2 cups of milk (cows, almond or coconut will do it)
1 tbsp of raw cacao (can be substituted with cocoa powder but you won’t get the superfood benefits)
1/2 cup of yoghurt preferably natural but can use a small pot of fromage frais
1tbsp honey or mapel syrup
tps vanilla extract
handful of blueberries or sliced banana
tsp chai seeds
tsp flax seeds
combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix
divide between 3 bowls, add the topping if using blueberries but leave the banana to the morning and place in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of 2 hours.
You can always put a few topping choices on the table in the morning to let the kids choose for them selves