healthy breakfast ideas to prepare the night before

Breakfast is the most important meal they say. And it’s true: Breakfast provides energy for hours to come and helps to regulate blood sugar, meaning it helps to avoid a ravenous appetite around lunchtime. However, those who, like me, aren’t exactly “a morning person” (basically making it out of the bed to the door just in time is my daily workout 😉) usually don’t have time for an extensive breakfast. In our case, the croissant and coffee on-the-go is an easy solution – but unfortunately not a healthy one. So if you’re looking for some healthy breakfast ideas to prepare the night before, look no further than this post:

Breakfast-To-Go: Healthy breakfast ideas

Healthy breakfast menus that are rich in protein or fibre can usually be prepared quickly the night before. A perfect solution for people that can’t be bothered in the morning! Since I basically turn into grumpy cat every morning, I’ve come up with my very own favourite recipes for healthy breakfast ideas to prepare the night before that make my morning a little easier (and quicker). And today I’m sharing the four easiest and tastiest recipes with you:

Overnight Oats

If you like porridge, you will love overnight oats! It’s super easy to prepare and there’s thousands of tasty variations to bring some variety into your day. Whether you top it with some cinnamon and sugar, chocolate chips, fresh berries, creamy peanut butter or some bananas – everything tastes great on overnight oats. 😋

My basic recipe for Overnight Oats:

Ingredients (for 1 Portion):

  • Mason jar or other glass container
  • 35g oats
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 180ml Mil of choice (works with cow milk as well as plant-based milk)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together and fill in the jar. Put it in the fridge overnight and voilà – the overnight oats are ready!

There are no limits to your creativity while preparing them. Try different types of milk (coconut, cashew or rice milk for example), mix your favourite fruits into the muesli or refine it with chocolate powder, chopped dark chocolate or peanut butter. Happy experimenting! 😉

Related: 6 healthy snacks for when you get the munchies

Breakfast Egg-Muffins

Who even has the time to fry a fresh omelette with delicious vegetables every morning? No one, that’s who! So don’t feel bad when you press Snooze again and again in the morning… Because here’s the solution: Simply prepare delicious and protein-rich breakfast muffins the night before and enjoy them all week long. ⭐

My Recipe for easy Breakfast Egg-Muffins:

Ingredients (for 12 muffins):

  • Muffin tray
  • 8 (bio) eggs
  • Salt, pepper and paprika (I personally love nutmeg too)
  • Veggies of choice; Tomatoes, peas, corn, diced bell peppers, etc.
  • Shredded cheese of choice: Mozzarella, Parmesan, Gruyere, etc.

Preheat the oven to about 190° Celsius. Grease the muffin tray well or use muffin cases. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat gently until well mixed. Season with pepper, salt and paprika and add the vegetables and cheese. Once again mix everything well. Spread the mixture evenly in the tray – the bowls should not be filled more than to ¾ their height. Top with cheese as needed.

Bake for about 20 minutes until the muffins are golden. It is essential to let the muffins cool in the tray for about 10 minutes before taking them out. The muffins can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week – if you can resist for that long. 😉

Smoothie-Packs

Smoothies have long since established themselves as a healthy and quick breakfast (or any type of meal, really!). I also like a liquid breakfast on the go from time to time, even if I personally wouldn’t go for a smoothie every single day. Remember: Although they are full of healthy fruits and vegetables, they also contain a lot of fruit sugar. So if you pay attention to your sugar consumption, you shouldn’t drink smoothies too often. But if you treat yourself to a tasty vitamin bomb for breakfast every now and then, you’re certainly not doing anything wrong! 😉

Related: Vegan Iced Hazelnut Latte: Rezept

If you have a blender, half the work in the morning is already done, because Smoothies can easily be prepared weeks or even months in advance! Simply take an hour or two and cut a bunch of fruit into squares, then freeze them. Boom, all you need is already there!

You can freeze them either sorted by fruit or you can already put a “smoothie” together in the desired mix (for example bananas, strawberries and blueberries) – just fill them into a separate freezer bag.

Then when morning comes and you’re craving a sweet treat to-go, simply take the fruit out of the freezer, put it into your mixer with a bit of water and/or milk and any other desired ingredients (peanut butter, protein powder, spirulina, etc.) and mix! 😁

What’s your go-to breakfast if you’re in a hurry?

 

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