I’m not a morning person. As in not at all. As in every minute of sleep counts and eating breakfast is not a priority. I get up, go for a tinkle, get dressed and I’m out the door. I may brush my hair if it’s a special day. All this fits into a mathematically unstable ten-minute window.
I always carry my mascara and my concealer and apply in the subway or at work. After years of trying to establish a morning routine, I eventually gave up and focused on finding time-saving tricks to make sure I don’t skip the most important meal of the day.
That’s where overnight oats and breakfast puddings come in handy. They only take five minutes to make the night before and they provide the energy we need to survive never-ending mornings. I could go on a rant about Monday mornings specifically, but I think we all hate them equally.
I’ve been steadily maintaining a loving relationship with my banana and chia seed pudding. I’ve already introduced you to these little black seeds that can absorb several times their weight in liquid and yield a pudding or jam-like consistency, in addition to being nutritional bombs full of omega-3 and 6. I pulse them in a food processor along with a ripe banana and plant-based milk and the next day I have a scrumptious breakfast. My favourite part actually is the infinite variety of toppings, which makes every morning special.
Do you have ways to save time on busy mornings? I need all the help I can get.
Banana & Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- 1 ripe organic banana
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- Toppings of choice
- Before going to bed, pulse all the ingredients, except toppings, in a blender or a food processor.
- Divide into two Mason jars or bowls and refrigerate until the next morning.
- For a breakfast on the go, put your favourite toppings in a air-tight container, refrigerate if necessary, and bring it to work along with your Mason jar. This way you'll be able to garnish your pudding with fresh and crunchy toppings.
Topping ideas: rehydrated Goji berries, buckwheat groats, nuts, pepitas, fresh or dried fruits, homemade jam, coconut shavings, homemade granola
Gorgeous spoon by The Loving Spoon
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