And just like that, it’s Monday again. Not sure how we made it back here so soon, but at least I’ve got this blueberry oatmeal to get me out of bed.
A good breakfast – especially in winter when it’s still dark out – is essential for getting me out of bed. Few things excite me more than that and my first sip of coffee in the morning.
I’m a morning person 9/10 times, but I think half of what makes me a morning person is the reward I give myself once I make it to the kitchen. (Food and coffee.)
Oatmeal is something I love to especially eat in winter. The coziness and creaminess is inviting. It’s like it’s saying “hey, I know it’s cold and dark out and you’d rather lay in bed scrolling through your phone for another hour, but I’ve got you.”
Ok maybe it’s not that empowering, but again! It got out us out bed, and that is important.
I’m normally okay with facing Monday head on and kicking some ass — and I’ll probably still try and do that — but we’re heading away Friday (location is still a mystery to me) to celebrate my birthday.
It’s a big one – and a golden one too – 30 on the 30th! YIKES. So I’m feeling extra antsy knowing this week will probably feel like I’m crawling my way to Friday. I hate that feeling! But sometimes, it’s bound to happen.
Anyways – breakfast! While it’s usually what gets me out of bed in the mornings, It’s hard for me to eat breakfast right away. I’m never starving first thing (except on the weekends), sometimes I’ll workout immediately, sometimes it will hit me when I’m driving an hour later, sometimes I’ll make a smoothie and then decide at 10 that I want a second breakfast.
While I do have some mornings at home during the week- which allows me to have the time to make a good breakfast – other mornings I’m on the move immediately, but still want something good.
Although oatmeal isn’t that time-consuming to make, prepping it overnight saves a big step so all you have to do is grab it out of the fridge in the morning and go! This is a breakfast that you really have no excuses to make. Set aside 5 minutes (seriously, time it) at night to get it all mixed up and transferred to a jar, and boom!
Breakfast is prepped, coffee is brewing. It’s time for me to get out of bed!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk (I used coconut milk)
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen!)
- Pinch of salt
- Optional add ins/toppings: chia seeds, flax seed, unsweetened coconut flakes, fruit
- Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir together until combined. Transfer to a mason jar, cover and refrigerate overnight!
- Add desired toppings when ready to eat and enjoy!