A healthy breakfast for on-the-go, Sunday mornings, or as a mid-day snack!
I'm trying to be more diligent about having breakfast during the work week. It goes without saying, but I notice a difference in my energy level (and overall happiness) throughout the mornings when I've had breakfast. With waking up at an ungodly hour for work and time being my most valued and limited resource, I gravitate towards quick and easy meals, which might mean sacrificing 'healthy'; fortunately, this meal is not only quick and easy, but also healthy and portable! (not to mention gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and accessible - I picked up everything, including the roses, from Trader Joe's :)
I actually get dork-excited to make this breakfast in the mornings! It takes five minutes, it's slightly sweet, filling, and even nice to look at, especially in my monogram mug (#prettybreakfast).
Let's get on to it. :)
Cold oats "recipe" (prep time: 5 minutes)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp. chia (for added fiber and texture)
- berries (my favorite to add are blueberries)
- drizzle of honey
- top with (unsweetened vanilla) almond milk
I fill my mug in this order so that the oats and chia soak in the almond milk and the berries soak in the honey during my commute. For those with a smaller sweet-tooth, you could substitute plain almond milk for the unsweetened vanilla and hold the honey.
This may sound silly, but prior to discovering these rolled oats, I didn't know that oatmeal could be eaten cold or uncooked. Now, I prefer it that way!
Will you try this? What's your go-to healthy breakfast for on-the-go?