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14th Jul 2019

Make-ahead breakfast: 3 delicious (and healthy) recipes to try

Get all the work done the night before!

Trine Jensen-Burke

Family mornings can be a rather hectic affair.

Trust me, we know.

Between the dressing and the hair brushing and the searching for gym bags and keys and phone chargers, there is often little time to sit down for a healthy breakfast.

Which is why we are all about make-ahead breakfasts these days – delicious, healthy meals we can literally just prepare to night before – and grab and go come morning.

1. Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

When it comes to breakfasts you literally just grab and go in the morning, few things can beat overnight oats, we think. Not only is this creamy, healthy cold “porridge” just a seriously yum way to start the day, it is also perfect for refuelling after a gruelling workout, chock-a-block as it is with energy-boosting properties.

There are a million and one recipes out there, but we like this very simple, yet totally decadent one.


  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 ripe banana, chopped or mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips


1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

2. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

2. Vanilla, orange, berry chia seed pudding

If you have tasted chia pudding before, and not been overly impressed, well, then you need to try to make this one. It literally tasted like sunshine in a bowl – and will fill you with tons of energy from ingredients that pack a nutritional punch.

The best part? You can make individual servings today, and enjoy them all week long.