Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you have to be at work early in the morning, opting for a quick breakfast will be ideal to eliminate the temptation of stopping by your favorite coffee shop and buying a pastry that will only fuel you for an hour. When I was working full-time, going to school full-time, and trying to juggle three children, Starbucks was my favorite go to place for breakfast. I would buy an ice black coffee and their classic oatmeal bowl. Though I was keeping the breakfast simple and healthy, it became expensive overtime. I was spending $7.52 a day during the week and by the end of the week I was giving Starbucks $37.60. Though this may not seem expensive, overtime, it compounds.
I begin to learn how to create quick breakfast for myself and the children. They were only eating cereal which doesn't really fuel them properly for the start of their day. When choosing how to make a breakfast that is quick and nutritious, it must contain at least two key ingredients, protein and carbohydrates. Protein stays with the body longer than fats and carbohydrates, which is why its important to include it in every meal.
Carbohydrates fuel the body with energy because it contains glycogen. Keeping the cook time down during the school weeks help me stay balanced between trying to run a business, be a mom, and a teacher. If you have a busy schedule or just want something simple and delicious to make in the morning this banana breakfast oats recipe will do the trick. Let me know what you think.
Banana Breakfast Oats
Banana Breakfast Oats
Serves 2 Prep 5 Minutes
•1 cup (90g) oats
•2 ripe bananas, mashed
•2 tbsp. peanut butter
•favorite nuts and seeds, to garnish
•seasonal fruit, to garnish
Divide oats between two bowls and add 3 tbsp. of water into each bowl.
Add in one mashed up banana into each bowl and mix well to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes for the oats to soften.
Drizzle the oats with peanut butter and serve with the nuts and seeds and chopped fruit.
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