Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I am always so surprised by how many people still skip it.
Eating a well balanced breakfast: improves concentration and energy levels, averts cravings and controls hunger, and has been shown to increase your metabolic rate by up to 10%.
If you’re on a weight loss journey, skipping breakfast is the worst thing you can do. Your body needs fuel to burn fat; skipping meals to reduce calorie intake seems like a logical idea, but it’s not. Feed your body with delicious food, and sweat once a day, and the weight will budge!
Anyway, this post is about a really delicious breakfast I’ve been enjoying for the past 10 days or so. It’s dead easy to make, and you can even prep it the night before.
It’s not really a traditional bircher, as I soak the oats in greek yoghurt/water overnight, and not with apple juice. However, it’s really up to you how you make this as there’s no real recipe (for my version at least). I will say definitely use greek yoghurt, and not low-fat/low-cal “Greek style” yoghurt, either as the reason this breakfast helps keeps you full till lunchtime is because of protein in greek yoghurt, combined with the slow-releasing carbohydrates from the oats.
My favourite way to enjoy this is to mix the oats in the greek yoghurt, add a TSP of cashews & almonds, and a TSP of cinnamon and leave it overnight. Then, in the morning I add blueberries, blackberries and 1/2 a sliced banana, and finish with chopped dates.
So.Good. Nnghgghhh. Is it time for breakfast (again) yet?! Can’t get enough of this lately!
Easy Bircher Breakfast
2 TBSP Oats
3 heaped TBSP Greek yoghurt
Fresh berries: blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are my favourite
1/2 banana, sliced
1 TSP cinnamon
1 TSP cashew nuts & almonds
Optional (I have tried a few variations of this bircher with all of these toppings. Mix and match and see what you like the most)
Natural nut butter of your choice
Nakd bar to crumble on top
1 TSP Maca or Lucuma powder for additional superfood boost
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
Chopped walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts
Put the oats, (and the nuts & cinnamon too if you’re using those) in a bowl and then add the Greek yoghurt. Mix until all the oats are coated and then pop in the fridge overnight. In the morning, top the mixture with fresh berries, half a banana, sliced and chopped dates. Mix it all together if you wish, or simply enjoy.
Remember: EAT BREAKFAST. If you don’t, fine. Give me yours. I’ll happily eat it.