I am always looking for healthy and easy breakfasts. Mornings can be super chaotic (and I don’t even have kids. All you moms and dads must be superheros). Generally, my morning routine looks like this: – 5:00AM: Wake up
– 5:00-5:30AM: Get ready and drive to the gym
– 5:30-6:15AM: Work out
– 6:15-6:30AM: Drive home
– 6:30-6:45AM: Walk the dog
– 6:45- 7AM: Eat breakfast and feed the pets
– 7:00-7:30: Get dressed, pack lunch, out the door
On the mornings when I don’t go to the gym, I wake up closer to 5:45 and I’m out the door by 7:15. As you can see, I designate about fifteen minutes for breakfast. Meaning: I can’t spend a lot of time making and cooking breakfast because if I do I will definitely be late for work. This Apple and Pepita Muesli is so easy and delicious. The best part is that you make it the night before, so all you need to do in the morning is take it out of the fridge and maybe top it with nuts and fresh fruit. This recipe makes 3 servings, so you don’t even have to make it every night. Maybe twice a week and you’re good to go! It’s filled with ingredients you can feel good about: oats, coconut yogurt, apples, pepita (pumpkin) seeds, and dried fruit. You can add whatever fresh fruit you want to serve, or leave it off. Whatever floats your boat! I topped mine with farm-stand fresh peaches, slivered almonds, and cinnamon. This recipe is from the Oh She Glows cookbook, which is one of my absolute favorite cookbooks and a must-have for healthy recipes.
2 medium apples, peeled and cored
1 cup old-fashioned oats (or gluten free)
1 cup plain coconut yoghurt (or regular yogurt)
2 tablespoons raw pepita seeds
2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
For serving: sliced almonds or other nuts, fresh seasonal fruit, cinnamon
Dice one apple and grate the other. Place in a large bowl and add the oats, yogurt, pepita seeds, raisins, and cranberries and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 2 hours. Serve with sliced almonds, fresh fruit, and cinnamon.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 297 Fat: 7g Carbs: 51g Protein: 5g Sodium: 7mg Sugar: 25g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.
Source: Oh She Glows Cookbook