Considered one of my go-to weekday breakfasts requires a little bit of Sunday prep, but it surely’s nicely well worth the time I save on busy mornings. I boil half a cup of steel-cut oats (Flahavan’s are the most effective I’ve ever had—so chewy) in two cups of water with a splash of vanilla extract, a smaller splash of almond extract, a couple of dashes of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt for 40 minutes, stirring often. When there are about 10 minutes left on the timer, I throw in chunks of contemporary apple (or typically peach, relying on the season). As soon as the 40 minutes are up, I flip off the range, put a lid on the pot, and go away it on the burner for half an hour or so. That means, the fruit can steam and get softer, prefer it does once you bake a pie. (Typically I forgo this apple—or peach—step, although, and simply add berries on high when it’s time to eat.)
Then, I refrigerate the entire thing and after I’m able to dig in, I scoop a 3rd of what I made right into a bowl, add some yogurt (vanilla Kite Hill Greek Type eternally), toasted nuts or granola (home made, when I’ve my shit collectively), and typically apple butter or this unimaginable date-sweetened tahini, and voila!
My bowl has so many satisfying flavors and textures: creamy, chewy, crunchy, chilly, nutty, candy, tart. It’s additionally not an excessive amount of oatmeal and never an excessive amount of yogurt and it retains me full for hours. (A full serving of simply oats doesn’t have the identical impact, and I feel the marginally smaller portion and addition of protein-rich yogurt does the trick.) Yum—simply yum. —Cathryne Keller, affiliate wellness director
9. Tropical Inexperienced Smoothie
After years of breakfast trial and error, I’ve developed a tropical inexperienced smoothie that’s scrumptious, filling, quick, and moveable. Plus, it’s loaded with protein, fiber, and nutritional vitamins. Better of all, it doesn’t require a lot prep other than maintaining the freezer stocked. I purchase the entire fruit within the frozen aisle, besides the bananas, which I peel, lower, and freeze myself as soon as they flip brilliant yellow (however earlier than they get speckled with brown).