Plowing headfirst into pre-holiday deadlines, semester finals, late night celebrations, and even later sunrises, finding time for proper and healthful bites can feel nearly impossible (no, munching on Santa Sandwiches doesn’t count). Below you’ll find a collection of five of my must-make make ahead breakfast bowls, nourishing recipes that are easy on both your time and monetary budgets, requiring only minutes in your kitchen for an entire workweeks worth of meals. Each loaded with plant based and belly filling fats, fiber, and protein, from ingredients like coconut, oats, nut butters, and seasonal produce, I can’t wait to hear which one you dive into first.
a one-bowl chilled porridge made with fiber and protein rich rolled oats, creamy almond milk, and a little caffeine and antioxidant punch from raw cacao. Topped with a heaping dollop of nut butter and a maple blueberry compote, a simple recipe celebrating frozen berries (a more cost effective and nutrient rich option when berries are out of season), say hello to an entire workweeks worth of impressive breakfasts. [recipe]
a three-ingredient, raw, and dairy-free yogurt alternative to traditional yogurt, this simple bite carries those same probiotic benefits but is made with fresh and unprocessed coconut meat and coconut water. Divinely thick and slightly tangy, during autumn and winter months, I serve this simple coconut yogurt with raw and local honey, crunchy almond butter, and either a heaping dollop of pumpkin puree of half of a roasted sweet potato . [recipe]
a very simple yet seemingly decadent almond and chia seed overnight oat, these creamy oats are made with gluten free muesli, pure maple, almond flour, and chia. One bowl for a weeks worth of belly filling, nourishing meals, I serve my oats topped with a homemade raspberry and sour cherry compote, lightly toasted hazelnuts, raw coconut flakes, and grain free granola. Note: during autumn and winter months, feel free to substitute the Raspberry and Sour Cherry Compote recipe’s fresh raspberries with frozen for a more cost effective and nutrient dense, but still wonderfully tasty, alternative. [recipe]
made with roasted sweet potato, naturally sweetening pure maple syrup, and heaping spoonfuls of crunchy nut butter to tie it all together, this wonderfully cozy sweet potato chia pudding pot requires only minutes of preparation for a workweeks worth of snacks or breakfasts. I serve mine with a piping mug of coffee (or two), and a handful of coconut flakes sprinkled on top for good measure. [recipe]
a decadent, yet sinfully healthful chilled porridge worthy of your post-workout, breakfast, or anytime bite, these overnight oats are filled to the brim with creamy layers coconut milk soaked muesli, almond yogurt, and nut butter. Pro tip: the longer they sit, the more dreamy these become. [recipe]