As someone who works long and busy hours, sometimes without a meal break, I am an advocate for having a healthy start to the day regardless of what shift I’m working. If that means eating oats and yogurt before work at 9 pm then so be it!
I am a huge fan of the breakfast bowl (and breakfast in a jar for that matter), because why have just boring old processed breakfast cereal when you can have something much more filling, with more texture, more protein and more flavour, without all the hidden nasties?
I like to keep my yogurt plain because I enjoy the tartness of it. However, if you’re looking for something sweeter, just add a drizzle of honey or sweetener of your choice to the yogurt in each of these recipes, or use a brand that you enjoy.
To thicken the yogurt to make a pudding-like consistency, I add pea protein powder (which also helps to keep me full for longer).
A few of my recent favourites;
Yellow Overnight Not-Oats
Mix 1/4 Lupin flakes, 2/3 cup plain natural yogurt, 1/8 cup shredded coconut and 1/2 tsp vanilla essence and leave soak overnight. Top with whatever you like, but I chose flaked almonds, nutritional yeast and freeze dried mango pieces.
The Pink and Green Scene
2/3 cup plain natural yogurt mixed with 2 tsp raw cacao and 2 tsp beetroot powder, topped with almonds, walnuts, cranberries, buckwheat and strawberries.
Matcha Apple Ginger
2/3 cup plain natural yogurt mixed with 2 tsp matcha, topped with green apple, flaked almonds, Bask & Co granola and pieces of crystallised ginger.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Mix 2/3 cup plain natural yogurt with 1 scoop vanilla pea protein, 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter and 1 tsp maca powder, then swirl with the strawberry mix and top with smooth peanut butter.