Mornings aren’t my best time of day. I know some of you rise at the crack of dawn, work out, read a bit of the paper, do a load of laundry, and then whip up a healthy breakfast. Not so over here. I’m RUNNING out the door with my arms and head full…every day. Even if I wake up earlier than usual, I’m still running. It’s quite frankly part, (o.k. MOST) of my exercise routine. If your mornings are like mine, there’s some good news for you; A breakfast that can be made the night before to “grab and go” in the morning. Steel cut oats, milk (almond and coconut are yummy too), fruit (dried, fresh or frozen), raisins, cinnamon, honey, agave, anything you like. Measure a serving size of oats ( according to package directions), and any of the ingredients you choose into a cup. Cover the oats and fruit with your choice of milk and put it into the refrigerator. They’ll be soft and ready to eat by morning. Cold or reheated “on the go” or wherever you go. You can make different combinations easily in one day to have ready for the week. Try some of the following:
* Cinnamon, bananas, blueberries
* Peaches, cinnamon
* Strawberries, blueberries
* Blueberries, bananas, raspberries
* Raisins, brown sugar, or cinnamon, diced apples
*Apples, pecans, cinnamon
The added bonus of this breakfast is that you know all the ingredients. There are no added sugars, colors or preservatives. You can start your day off clean eating and feel satisfied.