I eat more than people think. Much more.
Probably because I've always loved food, but also because growing up my family fattened me up like I was pig preparing to be slaughtered. My usual breakfast as a kid consisted of half a litre of full fat milk with Nesquik, two pieces of thick cut toast with salted butter and a freshly squeezed orange juice. Spicing things up here and there with the occasional pastry and cake for breakfast, because that's how we roll in Spain. Or in Galicia, where I'm from.
I still have a big breakfast, but things have changed a bit. Even though I wake up quite early most days, I still like to sit down for around half an hour and enjoy my food. And if my meal is ready when I wake up, waiting patiently for me in the fridge, all pretty and delicious, that sounds to me like a great start of the day. Even at 6am.
Below is the recipe of my Instagram-famous overnight oats. I'm sure my fourteen followers will be delighted. I keep mixing things up, it's never the exact same recipe, so feel free to add your own touch, they are always good.
Well, maybe not always. That's a sweeping statement. But you get me.
Ingredients for one person:
1 cup liquid (I use half rice milk, half water).
1/2 cup oats.
1 banana, mashed.
1 serving of protein powder (Form Nutrition's Chocolate Salted Caramel is my current favourite)
1 tablespoon milled flaxseeds.
1 tablespoon chia seeds.
- Dump everything in a jar or bowl. Mix. Cover with a lid, cling film or similar. Leave it in the fridge overnight. Done.
I tend to put berries, almond butter, cacao nibs or chopped chocolate on top, but just add what's in season or you fancy that day. Also, I like to prepare two jars at a time, so I have breakfast sorted for two days with minimum effort.
Please let me know if you try them and if I've converted you to cold oats. That's my mission in life.