We Love This Fast Breakfast In A Jar

We  love this fast breakfast in a jar.  It’s a healthy, energy rich recipe that requires a little bit of planning, but is otherwise quick and easy to prepare and simply delicious to eat.  Shared by @der_kleine_wassermann_/  breakfast enthusiast and yoga addict on Instagram. 

How to Prepare

First you have to ensure you have the ingredients, as they may not necessarily be available at the local store. Coconut soyo can be found at specialist health stores or organic food markets.  It’s also important to have the right kind of jar for chilling and serving. A tall glass jar is the best option, as it’s great to look at and the best for chilling overnight in a fridge.

You will need coconut soyo, oats, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds and sliced ​​strawberries to prepare this breakfast in a jar.

Chia Seeds

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbsp coconut soyo
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Method:

1. Chop most of the strawberries and blend them in with the coconut soyo until the consistency becomes smoother and creamier. Set these ingredients aside.

2. Then take the organic oats, chia seeds, almond milk and add the strawberry-coconut yoghurt mix altogether.

3. Place the ingredients into individual glass jars and chill overnight.

4. Remove from the fridge and slice new strawberries for decoration and additional flavour. Flowers add a decorative touch. Your breakfast in a jar is ready to eat!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Or not?

We like this meal because it’s what we consider “fast”  healthy food, for people on the go who may not have time for a more elaborate breakfast.  All these plant based ingredients are packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals.  Speaking of breakfast, did you know, the jury is still out on whether it is the most important meal of the day?

Popular Science agrees, “despite a plethora of research, the scientific community still hasn’t come to a solid conclusion as to when the best time to eat your first meal of the day really is.

The short answer, says sports nutritionist and registered dietician Leslie Bonci, is that it depends on how old you are and your daily habits. For kids, studies have shown that eating a meal first thing in the morning has a positive influence on cognitive performance in school, especially on task-oriented behaviors—and particularly in students younger than 18. But for us older folks, the exact time that we chow down on our first meal of the day is really about personal preference. But often, Bonci says, our personal preferences are reflective of our daily habits.”

Do you want to learn how to prepare healthier meals? Then you’ll enjoy these easy recipes by Paul Atkinson, who has been Barefoot in the Kitchen with us.

Paul Atkinson