Mornings can be hard, especially when you're juggling to accomplish an entire checklist in front of you. Amid all the madness, our breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, often gets neglected or perhaps skipped altogether.
The good news is: eating a nutritious and creative breakfast you enjoy is easier than you think! All you have to do is prep before you sleep and wake up to a delicious meal (all ready) to give you the kick for the day!
Scroll to read our favourite overnight no-bake recipes! And, they're the healthier choice to start your day with.
Home-made Fruit on the Bottom Yoghurt
1 1/2 cups fresh fruit or frozen fruit
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup water
2-4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
48 ounces plain yoghurt (regular or Greek yoghurt)
Combine all ingredients except yoghurt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
Spoon the fruit syrup into the bottom of each jar - use 2 tablespoons for four-ounce jars, or a quarter cup for eight-ounce jars.
Top off the container with a layer of yoghurt and seal. Store in the fridge until the next morning.
Berry & Chia Breakfast
1 cup / 125 g fresh or thawed frozen berries
1 pinch of ground vanilla
3 tbsp desiccated coconut, unsweetened
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup / 240 ml plant milk (we prefer almond, coconut or oat milk)
For the topping:
Mash the berries in a bowl using a fork.
Add vanilla, coconut and chia seeds and combine.
Pour over the milk and mix.
Set aside to soak overnight in the fridge.
Serve in a bowl or jar topped with nut butter, hemp seeds, fruit and mint.
#BorosilTip: Feel free to play around with this recipe. You could replace the raspberries with other berries or mashed fruit and the milk with freshly squeezed juice. Or you could blend some dates with the milk and serve it as a dessert. Use whatever toppings you prefer. We do recommend including some kind of nut butter, it adds a nice balance to the sweet and tangy fruit flavours.
1 cup greek yoghurt
1/2 cup milk with 2 tsp of honey
1/2 cup granola
1 cup berries/chopped fruits
Mix the milk, yoghurt and 1 tsp of honey.
Divide the mixture between your popsicle moulds.
Place a few berries into each mould.
Mix the last teaspoon of honey with the granola (you can place the honey in the microwave for 10 seconds if you are struggling to mix it) and top the yoghurt with a little granola mixture.
Place a wooden ice cream stick into each mould and place the popsicles into the freezer for at least 4 hours before consuming.
To remove the popsicles, run the mould under a little hot water until they come loose.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice I used a monk fruit sweetener
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a dash of ginger
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter can sub for any nut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup use maple syrup for the paleo option
1 tablespoon of milk of choice
Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, sweetener, and pumpkin pie spice, and mix well. In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, heat your peanut butter with your maple syrup until combined.
Pour your wet mixture, vanilla extract, pumpkin, and milk into the dry mixture, and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add extra milk.
Transfer the batter to the lined pan and refrigerate overnight to firm up. Once firm, cut into bars and enjoy whenever you need a quick snack!
#BorosilTip: Protein bars are best stored in the refrigerator, so they remain firm and chewy. They will keep fresh for up to 1 month. To store them in the freezer for up to 6 months, individually wrap protein bars in parchment paper, and place them in small ziplock bags for a quick grab-and-go snack.
All Time Favourite Overnight Oats
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup milk, any milk will work, but I like unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup plain yoghurt or 1/4 cup more milk,
1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, or your preferred sweetener
1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
Pinch of sea salt
Toppings of choice: fruit, nut butter, nuts, seeds, chocolates, etc.
#BorosilTip: Aim for a 1:1 ratio of rolled oats to milk, plus half as much yoghurt.
The mantra is Mix, Soak Overnight and Enjoy!
Add oats, milk, yoghurt, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla and sea salt into a jar or storage container with a lid. Stir ingredients together. Add your flavours like chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, berries, etc. and place it in the fridge overnight.
The next morning, remove the lid and give oats a big stir. If they seem too thick you can add a little more milk to loosen the mixture.
Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy. You can eat the oats straight from the jar or pour them into a bowl for serving.
#BorosilTip: Overnight oats should last up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed airtight container.