Mornings are pretty much the most productive time of the day. You’ve just woken up, draining with energy, ready to cease the day! If there just weren’t all of these annoying, time-consuming activities that have become mandatory in order to appear like a functioning part of society, like taking a shower, brushing teeth, getting dressed and eating breakfast. Some are obviously more important than others – you could probably get around taking a shower for a day or two if you don’t care at all, but brushing teeth, for example, shouldn’t be skipped. Now, what we want to do, to get the most out of our mornings, is combine activities or skip those that are not quite as necessary as others. I like to brush my teeth in the shower, for example. I’m not entirely sure if that really saves me any time because I probably take longer in the shower but at least I feel super productive while at it. Breakfast is a whole other issue: The first meal of the day should fuel you at least until lunch, so it should be filled with nutritious ingredients. The big problem with that is that cooking and eating take up quite some time, so what you want to do is spend as little time as possible cooking.
Lately I’ve been asking myself: What’s the lowest-effort breakfast dish you can come up with? Egg and toast? Beans on toast? Buttered toast? I don’t know, toast seems to be the front-runner in this little competition. But is it really? Well, no. The lowest-effort brekky dish is obviously cereal with milk. But we’re not looking to eat a bunch of over-processed grains enriched with loads of sugar. If we’re staying with the fuel metaphor, cereal is basically one of those arrows in Mario Kart that you can drive over and that will give you a short boost but will slow you down just as quickly. We want to stay away from that (not on Mario Kart, though, these arrows win you races).
I’m a morning person which means that my energy levels are highest in the morning and will steadily decline over the course of the day. I’m way more productive in the morning than I am in the afternoon or at night. So I don’t want to waste my mornings. If you’re anything like me, you’ll not want to get cooking in the morning. So I’ve come up with the perfect breakfast dish for me that I want to share with you now. Well I actually didn’t come up with it per se, it’s more like I stumbled upon it but who cares, right?
Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast food as you can make it taste like anything you want and you can prepare it the night before so you won’t waste any precious morning time. I personally love a combination of apple, banana and cinnamon but I’ll share a different, more exciting version of overnight oats with you guys. And since it consists of mostly canned ingredients, meaning that you don’t have to worry about stuff going bad, you can basically have them any day you like!
- 2/3 cup of canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 tsp. liquid sweetener of choice (optional)
- Canned peaches, pineapple or mango (which and however much you like)
- Pinch of salt (super important)
How to Make It
- Chop up your canned fruit. Then combine all the ingredients and put them into an airtight container.
- Place the container in the fridge and let it sit overnight.
- Take it out of the fridge and enjoy!
That’s literally all there is to do to have a delicious zero-effort, satisfying breakfast in the morning. Enjoy!
Can you come up with a breakfast dish that is just as tasty but takes even less time? Share it with us in the comments!