I hate breakfast and cannot eat in the morning unless I have been up at least an hour. Everyone tells me that this is bad and I will probably die because of this (well not actually but they are so dramatic it is pretty much like it) but despite my best intentions and plans I cannot get on with brekkie. I am afraid the feeling of nausea is just far to off putting so I have come to the conclusion that having made it through pretty much 35 years like this (apparently I was like this as a child) it’s a fight I’m not going to win. In fact I hate mornings, there I’ve said it, mornings can suck my balls.
Earlier this year I realised that not eating breakfast makes me snack around 10-11am and as I spend a lot of time driving and away from home I tend to just eat whatever crap the motorway services are dishing up. This was bad for my waistline and also my insides so I decided to try and come up with something that I could prepare the night before and then package up for snack time. I researched it a bit and found something called a bircher, basically porridge oats and yoghurt. Sounds yummy right? No, it sounds a bit gash so I decided to jazz it up a bit and now I take a pot of this to work with me nearly everyday, and my wife takes it too. No more snacking and it fills me up till at least 3pm.
- 100g Porridge oats
- 350ml of milk (whatever type you drink)
- 500 ml Plain natural yoghurt
- dash of vanilla
- teaspoon of honey
- 1 X tablespoon of Chia seeds
- 1 X tablespoon of Pumpkin seeds
- dried fruit
The night before pour the milk,oats, vanilla, Chia seeds, Pumpkin seeds and honey into a jug and then mix up. Put it in the fridge overnight covered in clingfilm.
The next morning get a normal cereal bowl. Add a tablespoon of dried fruit into the bowl, then fill the bowl half with yoghurt and half bircher mix. Mix it up well and spoon into a container. On the top add a drizzle of honey, and cover the top with flax seeds. I also add fresh fruit like strawberry or blueberry.
And that’s it! Dead easy, super tasty and you know its working as the flax seeds show themselves pretty quickly down the “other end”. So next time you’re bitching about how you always feel hungry at work, go home and try this out. This recipe makes 2 days worth for 2 people so adjust it accordingly if you need to, trust me, you cannot mess this up.