The busy girl’s guide to breakfast

I take approximately five minutes to get something to eat in the morning. Don’t judge me. Have you tried straightening your hair, putting on makeup, deciding what to wear, making your bed, packing your bag, and remembering to brush your teeth in the short amount of time from getting out of bed to when you need to leave the house?

Listen, a girl needs her beauty sleep. Those extra few minutes in a morning count and yes, we do have to look good when we leave the house. It’s part of being female.

Now, in order to ace your day, we all know you need to get a good breakfast in before meetings pile up, everyone wants a piece of you and before you know it you feel flat and it’s 11:30.

Why add additional things to your list, or end up buying unhealthy takeaways to eat at your desk? If you are organised you can save time, money and get yourself the healthy start to the day which you wanted.

We have 4 great ideas to get you going in less than 5 minutes. Soon you’ll be doing brekkie like the queen.

Overnight Oats

The amazing thing about overnight oats is that you can prepare it the night before and there it is ready for you the next day. And oh so delish. Overnight oats are simply oats that are left overnight. The moisture has more time to be absorbed and so you don’t end up having any need to cook it. Yum. Put your oats in a Tupperware, add milk, nuts, honey and raisins. Get up the next day and grab it on your way out the door. Cha-ching, so easy.

Smoothies

The only food prep that a smoothie requires is freezing fruit. Cut up some bananas and strawberries. Separate them in to small portion sized bags for freezing and stash a whole lot in your freezer. In the morning grab a bag, a plain yoghurt, some fruit juice and honey. Pop them all in the blender. Blend for 4 minutes and bam, you are good to go. This is a great option for those hot summer day when all you feel like is something light and refreshing. You’ll soon find that you develop a knack for it and are able to try out different combinations of ingredients with success.

Boiled eggs

If you boil a whole lot of eggs at the beginning of the week then you can very easy keep these in your fridge for breakfasts, lunches, or snacks. To make a tasty on the go breakfast out of boiled eggs. Take the shell off 3 eggs and slice them up. Add some sliced tomato, red and orange peppers, feta and chickpeas. Your body will love you for the day and you’ll feel full and satisfied. What’s more, you’ve already got 2 of your 5 a day fruit and veggies in before it’s tea time. Don’t let that make you cheat though!

Homemade breakfast bars

Chocolate is not a good start to the day. However if you can make your own home-made health bars, then I think it is nearly as good. Mix together oats, raisins, coconut, sun flower seeds, nuts, oil and honey in a big bowl. The consistency should be crumbly and not too oily. Press the mixture into a dish and let it cook for 1 hour until it is golden on the edges. Take it out and cut it into slices or bars. Let it cool. This may sounds like lots of work but really it’s not. Plus you only do it once and then it is done for the rest of the week.

Tada! There you have it all you need to be a busy girl on the run. Off you go, go change the world with breakfast in stomach and passion in your heart.