Since many of you are busy bees without much time in the morning for a good varied breakfast, I wanted to show you the magic of overnight jars. As opposed to most overnight breakfast concepts, I don’t do overnight oats. I get very bored of oatmeal and I always crave more flavors. So go check out my overnight jar recipe down below!
- Fruit: I use apples, bananas, or berries.
- Yogurt: my favorites are full fat Greek yogurt (read why here), or Alpro coconut (vegan!)
- Granola: make your own for the best flavors! Or just get your favorite in the store.
- Chia seeds
- Milk: I usually use Alpro natural almond milk, but regular milk or even juice will work
- Some seeds, nuts, additions by choice
What to do:
- First, take 2 large spoons of chia seeds and mix with 3x that amount of (almond) milk
- Mix well, let it sit for a minute, mix again, and repeat this 3-5 times.
- Your chia pudding should be stiff enough after 15 minutes.
- Secondly, cut up your fruit in bite-size chunks.
- Now take a jar and fill the bottom with granola. I use about 1 cup.
- Here you can add some fruits to your jar, if you want to.
- If the chia pudding is stiff enough, add the mixture to the granola. It may soften your granola a bit, but not as much as yogurt!
- Thirdly, add the yogurt to your jar.
- Lastly, add the fruit (and nuts). Ta-da!
In short, these are the layers:
- Chia pudding
- Fruit (not necessary)
If you’re taking pictures of your beautiful and healthy breakfast jar, make sure to do it right as it’s done. Don’t wait till the next day, cause the berries may get everything smudged and the fruit won’t look as nice. It will taste great though!
Saving even more time? Re-use a jar of jam or peanut butter with a lid and take your breakfast to work!