5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls

5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls



Sometimes, when the seasons switch, I crave an easy recipe for eating lighter and a method for sticking to that lighter eating. I devised this recipe for 5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls for both of us, to bring on spring in a bright, effortless way. It’s less a recipe and more a loose set of directions to guide your kinda’ breakfast bowl.

Here’s what I suggest you do first: On Sunday or Monday morning, make a simple 1-cup batch of oatmeal. That’s the first recipe down below. You can add in the chia seeds or skip them altogether. You can use a combo of plant milk and water like I do or go all plant milk, whatever feels good to you. Once made, reserve a small 1/2 cup portion for your first breakfast bowl and put the rest in an airtight container in the fridge (after it cools, naturally).

Once you have the oatmeal in the fridge, a 5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowl is really just 5 minutes away. On the next morning, put 1/2-cup portion of cooked oatmeal in a bowl. For extra creaminess, add some plant milk. For tartness, add a little plant yogurt. Add some fresh or frozen fruit. For all that good texture and crunch, top your bowl with chopped nuts and seeds and freeze-dried fruit. If you need a bit more sweetness, drizzle on some maple syrup.

I’ve eaten these 5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls almost every morning for the last three weeks. I hope it’s super helpful to you, too! xox

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5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls


For the Oatmeal
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional
  • 1 tablespoon black chia seeds, optional
For the 5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls
  • 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plant yogurt
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1 small handful blueberries or strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons crushed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon crushed freeze-dried fruit
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional


For the Oatmeal
  1. Place the oats, salt, milk, and water in a pot over medium heat. Add the maple syrup and chia seeds, if using. Stir while it cooks into a creamy consistency, about 5 to 7 minutes. Cool slightly before eating and before storing in the fridge for up to 5 days.
For the 5-Minute Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Bowls
  1. Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl. Top with milk and yogurt. Add fruit, nuts, freeze-dried fruit, and maple syrup, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
Photos taken by Maggie Battista.

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