Breakfast In A Jar: 4 Delicious Recipes To Start Your Day Right

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I always have breakfast and I encourage my clients to do so as well. When breakfast at home is a challenge, make it easy to take on the road, instead of getting stuck on the street next to the bagels!

Many skip breakfast because it does not seem important to them, but I see all the time that it actually helps regulate our eating habits throughout the day. Even at night.

It also helps with concentration, feeling calm (instead of stressed), and gives you more energy for a busy day. It might just keep you away from the cookie jar too!

It helps you feel better about you, when you practice kind self-nourishment by eating well and bringing your own food. Start with BYOB (bring your own breakfast)!

I do tend to suggest avoiding gluten and baked goods and go for complex carbs with some fat and protein from nuts and seeds to feel well nourished. Try these different recipes out. The peach porridge is lighter, the quinoa one is high in protein, and the oats are denser, if you're looking for something substantial.

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Peach Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 cup peaches
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup oat-milk (soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk work, as well)

When you cannot get peaches, just pick another fruit that you like. For the fall, apples and pears are great.

Directions

Blend all the ingredients except for the chia seeds. Add the chia seeds and then pour into a glass jar. Leave the jar in the fridge overnight, and it is ready to go in the morning. Add some buckwheat groats (gluten-free) for crunch or you can use nuts or granola.

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup precooked quinoa
  • 1 prune, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped peaches or apple
  • 1/2 cup oat-milk (soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk work, as well)
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. hemp seeds
  • 4 pecans

Directions

Blend the fruit, oat milk and nuts in a blender, add the precooked quinoa and chia seeds and pour it all in a glass jar. Leave it in fridge overnight and it's ready to go in the morning. Add some buckwheat groats (gluten-free) for crunch or you can use nuts or granola.

Raw Oatmeal

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup oat-milk (you can choose a nut-milk or coconut milk as well)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional and to taste)
  • 4 pecans broken into small pieces (or other nuts to your liking)
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

Directions

Add all ingredients to a glass jar and put it in the fridge overnight. The raw oats will absorb the oat milk and flavors surrounding them! You can also just mix everything up in the morning before you leave the house and it will be ready to eat 30 minutes later!

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • dash of sea-salt
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • chopped nuts, to taste

Directions

Bring water, oatmeal and salt to a boil and then lower to a simmer for 15 min. Before it is completely finished (at around 20 min) pour it in your glass jar or thermos, add cinnamon and chopped nuts and leave it out (don't put it in the fridge) to finish “cooking.”

Yum!

Of course you need a good lunch too! You can find more recipes on my blog.

Photo Credit: Torkil Stavdal


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