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3 Quick Ideas For Breakfast-In-A-Jars

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3 Quick Ideas For Breakfast-In-A-Jars

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3 Quick Ideas For Breakfast-In-A-Jars

Why opt for the standard sandwich when you can pack a more nutritious breakfast in a single jar? Easy to put together and portable for a breakfast on-the-go, having your breakfast stored in a jar opens your nutrition options to a whole new level. Here are three basic ideas to get you started – thereafter, you can swap ingredients out with different fruits and nuts to get different breakfasts each time.

Pomegranate & Mango Overnight Oats

 

Overnight oats are an easy way to get your fibre in without the hassle of cooking oatmeal on a stove. You’ll want to avoid eating instant oatmeal as an alternative as these options often have added ingredients like caramel colour or guar gum in them.

Simply stir in uncooked, organic baby oats into your choice of yogurt and leave it to sit in your jar overnight. They’ll absorb some of the yogurt and turn into a delightful oaty mix by morning. Layer it with your preferred fruits and top with a handful of crunchy granola, and you’re good to go!

Blueberry & Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

 

Most of us who are aware of chia seeds and their benefits, often sprinkle them on top of our smoothies, juices, or mix them in water. Why not make a more filling version of it – a chia seed pudding!

All of it really requires soaking your chia seeds in a smoothie or yogurt mix overnight. The seeds will absorb the water content of your smoothie or yogurt to turn into a pudding-like texture overnight. The more watery your mix is, the more your chia seeds will absorb to “grow” into larger chia seed jellies! Eat it with your favourite granola and berries for a variety of textures.

Peach, Mandarin & Banana Smoothie

 

Breakfasts in jars can also come in the form of quick smoothies! If you’re a fan of bananas, frozen bananas are a natural sweetener and add a creamy texture to any smoothie. Alternatively, use greek yogurt to thicken up your morning smoothie, and honey as a natural sweetener.

Blueberry & Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding
Makes 1 jar

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

8 tbsp chia seeds
Handful of blackberries
Handful of raspberries
1 banana, cut in half
Black cherry yogurt (or any yogurt of your choice)
Honey nut granola (or any granola of your choice)
Rice milk (fresh, soy or oat milk will do too)

Directions

  1. Blend ½ banana with blackberries and a splash of rice milk
  2. Stir in 4 tbsp of chia seeds with your blackberry mixture & pour into jar for your first layer. Leave to set while you work on your second layer.
  3. Blend ½ banana with raspberries and a splash of rice milk
  4. Stir in 4 tbsp of chia seeds with your raspberry mixture. Pour into jar as second layer.
  5. Spoon yogurt into jar for the third layer.
  6. Leave to set in refrigerator overnight.
  7. Top with your choice of granola & berries.
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