It may be nighttime where you are reading this, so consider this a preemptive blessing for tomorrow. Everyone deserves a “Good Morning”.
My morning starts at 5:11 every day. That is the first chime of the alarm. I hit the snooze, at least once, and at 5:20 my feet have hit the floor.
I am the kind of person that likes to take my time waking up and get going. I make my way downstairs; the little kitty following me close in anticipation of getting fed. I make my coffee, I drink a tall glass of warm lemon water, I lay out my vitamins and ponder what to eat for breakfast. I make my breakfast and work on a NY Times crossword puzzle.
How do I decide on what to eat? It has to fall into one category: fast and easy.
I have never been the person that can hop out of bed, straight to the shower and off to the office. I have to ease into the morning. But I really like breakfast, therefore, I have to ease with efficiency. I may like to take my time, but I don’t have all the time in the world. I do have to get to work at some point in the morning!
As some of you know, I work in a restaurant, here in Los Angeles. It’s funny that we serve breakfast, I love breakfast, yet, I have actually never had any of our breakfast. I probably shouldn’t confess this fact; may seem bad for business. I’m just such a routine person with regard to my morning, that it never occurs to me to eat breakfast once I have gotten to work. Is that weird?
Sorry… as I often do, I’m rambling.
This has quickly become my favorite breakfast. For one thing, you mix it up the night before and it does its thing while you sleep. Also, it’s cold, which is phenomenal as we enter into summer. I can’t even begin to express how delicious it is.
Essentially this is what I am trying to say: if, like me, you like to ease into your morning with a cold, easy to make, breakfast before you leave the house, please, for the love of all that is holy… make this! Even if you are not like me, the same instruction applies: make!
- ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 T chia seeds
- 1 cup (homemade) almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla or ⅛ tsp vanilla powder
- ¾ cup mashed fruit – I usually use 1 small mashed banana
- 1 T peanut or almond butter
- more sliced fruit for topping
- Mix the oats, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla and mashed fruit until well combined. Place in a sealed or covered container overnight in the refrigerator.
- In the morning, stir in the nut butter and top with favorite fruit slices. Serve cold