Bless Your Breakfast With Meal Prep

Busy mornings call for a quick, nutritious breakfast! From overnight oats to delish breakfast bars to protein-packed pre-portioned smoothies, your morning routine just got easier!

Bless Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a delicious, portable, super-filling breakfast that you can assemble in a flash! Heart-healthy whole grain oats are the base of this breakfast, but the star of the show is the yummy toppings and mix-ins. Soak your oats overnight (or for at least 2 hours!) and enjoy on the way to work!

Saz Tip: Spoon your overnight oats into individual mason jars for a portable (and instagrammable) snack!

To Make

Simply mix together 1 cup of dry oats with 1 cup of almond milk (or other milk of your choice), and 1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt for thickness. Add any toppings or sweeteners you desire (I like to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a teaspoon of honey, plus a heaping tablespoon of chia seeds!) and stick in the fridge overnight! In the morning, top your overnight oats with almond slices, fresh fruit and a sprinkle of Dang Coconut Chips (featured in the September 2017 Bless Box!) for a sweet crunch.

Bless Superfood Freezer-Pack Smoothies

Packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants, smoothies are a nutritious and easy breakfast perfect for those busy mornings! Freezer-pack smoothies make on-the-go breakfasts that much easier by having all your ingredients chopped, measured, and stored in one place. Taking a few extra moments on Sunday night to prep your smoothies saves time and prevents food waste by freezing ingredients, so you can say goodbye to wilted spinach and moldy berries. Stock your freezer and enjoy delish smoothies all week!

Saz Tip: To save even more time, skip the chopping and use frozen fruit!

To Make

To make the Bless Protein Freezer-Pack Smoothie, start with 2 1/2 cups of strawberries, hulled and quartered. Add 4 roughly chopped peaches, and a hand full of spinach.  Store this mixture in a plastic bag or freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to enjoy a smoothie, break out your bag of pre-portioned ingredients! Pour in 1 cup of nondairy milk (like coconut-almond milk), the juice from 1/2 an orange and 3 tbsp of maple syrup. For an extra boost of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, add in a HUM Nutrition Raw Beauty Superfood Packet in Tahitian Vanilla and Berry (from the February 2018 Bless Box)!

Bless Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These healthy Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are SO easy to make and contain no refined sugar, butter, or oil. Plus, they’re gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Purely Inspired Organic Protein in French Vanilla (featured in August 2018’s Bless Box!)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

For The Topping (optional)

2 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 tbsp Purely Inspired Organic Protein in French Vanilla

To Make

Preheat your oven to 350°F and generously spray an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray, and set aside. In a large bowl, microwave the peanut butter and honey until it’s smooth and fluid (about 1 minute). Sprinkle the coconut sugar on top and let it stand for 5 minutes – don’t mix in.

While the sugar stands, combine the oatmeal, oat flour, powdered peanut butter, protein powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and roasted peanuts in a large bowl and mix well. Set aside when done.

Once the peanut butter/sugar mixture has been standing for 5 minutes, use an electric mixer to beat until combined. Add in the vanilla extract and egg yolk.  Beat well.

Pour the peanut butter mixture, along with the almond milk and mini chocolate chips, into the oatmeal mixture. Mix until well combined. The dough should be very thick at this point!

Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake until it appears just set and the edges begin to turn golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.

Once the bars have cooled, melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave using 20-second intervals on 50% power, stirring in between to ensure the chocolate melts evenly. Stir in the remaining protein powder, and drizzle on the bars. Enjoy!

 

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