Hey, girls! With summer coming to a close, the school year inevitably greets us whether we want it to or not. As you may already know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is imperative because not only does it break the overnight fasting term, but it also restores our glucose supply and provides us with essential nutrients (if you’re eating healthy foods of course). Yet, with the hustle and bustle of the early school morning, we’re prone to forget about this vital meal and usually opt for an unhealthy alternative or nothing to eat at all. So this is where I step in! Today I’m sharing two quick, easy, AND healthy breakfast recipes! One of which you can make the night before school and one the morning of.

Superfood Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats:

This recipe is one of my favorites because you prepare it overnight which means that it takes absolutely no time to prepare on the following morning. Along with this, it is affordable, incredibly healthy, being that it is filled with vital nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and both filling and satisfying.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1 c + 1 tbsp water or non-dairy milk
  • 1-2 tbsp of agave or maple syrup or any unrefined sugar
  • 1 banana

Step 1: First, we want to start off by adding all of our ingredients into a container. (We used a mason jar because everything is better in mason jars).
Step 2: Next, you want to add your preferred liquid and stir it all up. Make sure that all the ingredients are distributed evenly.

Step 3: The next step is the leave your jar of oats in the fridge overnight. This allows it to thicken up and do its thang.
Step 4:Finally, when you wake up the next morning rushing to head out the door for school. All you have to do is quickly slice a banana on top of your overnight oats and add whatever other toppings you would like and you’ll be on your way!

Nutritional Benefits:

  • High in fiber and protein
  • contains lignans which protect against heart disease
  • gluten-free
  • contains copper, zinc, selenium, thiamin, and niacin
  • helps lower cholesterol
  • Omega-3
  • Manganese & Magnesium
  • Phosphorus & Selenium
  • Calcium & Potassium

Peanut Butter, Banana, & Jelly Sandwich:

The title of this recipe is pretty self-explanatory. Nevertheless, this quick and simple breakfast is perfect for a morning where you’re scrambling around and trying to get to school on time while also wanting to fill your body with some healthy goodness to be fully capable of taking on your day!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • two slices of whole-wheat toast (I recommend Ezekiel Bread)
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter (use sunflower seed butter if you are allergic to nuts)
  • 1-2 tbsp jelly
  • 1 sliced banana

Step 1: First, let’s start off by toasting your bread. Feel free to not toast it too, it’s whatever time permits and whatever you prefer.

Step 2: Once your bread is ready, spread peanut butter on one slice and jelly on the other.

Step 3: Finally, slice a banana and place the coins on one slice of toast and then sandwich both slices together and voila!!!! You’ve just made yourself quite possibly the easiest, healthy breakfast known to man.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • high in protein
  • high in fiber
  • vitamin C, vitamin E (protects your body from free radicals)
  • potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium

I hope you found these recipes helpful and try them out soon! I’m keen to see your recreations of these recipes! If you recreate this one or all of these recipes, tag us @cwlblog and use #cwlhealth!