QUICK BREAKFAST HACKS FOR RUSHED MORNINGS
It is safe to conclude that smoothie bowls are the meal of the moment. When it comes to breakfast, we love this course for its simplicity and versatility. It is a quick and easy breakfast option that you can prepare in advance to enjoy on a busy morning or on the go. From a sumptuous chocolate flavor to a 'berry-licious' bowl that will remind you of the summer, you can alter the recipe according to your preference. They are fabulously easy to make, all you need is your chosen fruit of choice(diced roughly), seeds, yoghurt, honey and granola—give it a whiz and voila! Pour it in a bowl and garnish it with desiccated coconuts and dig in.
A substantial source of essential vitamins and minerals, including B-vitamin thiamine, overnight-soaked-oats are perfect for when on the go. As the name suggests, you make these breakfast oats the night before, so they're ready and waiting when you wake up. Moreover, you can top this tasty meal with an array of nutritious ingredients that benefit your health. To prepare your overnight oats, simply combine 2 portions of oats, 100 ml milk, 1 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. cacao powder together and refrigerate them overnight in an airtight container. The oats and chia seeds soak up the milk and soften overnight, yielding a pudding-like texture the next morning. You can garnish with your fruit of choice, a pinch of cinnamon powder before you rush out of the door.
If you are tired of the run of the mill savory breakfast options, then kick-start your day with Millet Upma. Make it from scratch in the morning, or prep the millet the night before and simply saute the vegetable toppings before you start work in the morning. They are fabulously easy to make and packed with proteins, antioxidants and dietary fibres. Begin with chopping vegetables- have a mix of greens. You can add onions and carrots for that burst of sweetness and tomato if you want that pungent flavor. Sauté all the vegetables in a pan with curry leaves and mustard seeds. Add 200 gms of cooked millets and season with salt and chilli flakes. Let it on the stove for 5 minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and roasted peanuts. Have it as is or with a side of curd.
Sweet and Savory
On those uninspiring mornings, when a quick and fuss-free breakfast is all you can manage, toast is a satisfying standby. Whether it is sliced white bread or a slice of a fancy artisanal kind, a generous lather of cream-based spread can elevate it. Opt for cream cheese spread on a slice of toasted bread and garnish it with sea salt and some olives for that added zing that will wake you right up. You can also opt for freshly mashed bananas and a mixed topping of fresh fruits. Not only is it sweet but full of potassium and antioxidants. Up your breakfast toast with a few toast spread alternatives.
Start the day with a spread of decadent yet quick-to-fix pancakes. Yes, we know pancakes are for weekends and no, we don't care about your grown-up rules. Granola pancakes are a comforting, high-fiber breakfast option to keep you going. Jazz up yours with a fruit of choice, chocolate spread or the favourite lemon and sugar. You can prepare the batter the night before and leave it in the fridge. Blitz 200 gm of granola to make powder. Mix 100 ml of milk with 2 tsp sugar, a pinch of salt and cinnamon. Refrigerate it. In the morning cook the pancakes on medium flame, garnish them with your topping of choice and make a quick dash to catch your carpool.