If you skip breakfast - you’re not alone. Around 48.5% of students do the same, skipping the most important meal of the day! Breakfast is consumed after a long fast - sleeping (1)! 😴💤
Ensuring that you eat breakfast is vital to your brain 🧠, which has a preferred energy source of glucose 🍯. Eating a breakfast with high carbohydrate content is also beneficial for your brain function, as you are adequately supplying the vital organ with energy⚡️. Due to this, eating breakfast is positively associated with cognitive function 🧠 and high performance in school📚. Since common breakfast foods are diverse in their composition of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and micronutrients, a lack of this meal contributes to dietary inadequacies that are rarely replenished by other meals 🍽. (2)
Blueberry overnight oats are a perfect breakfast option for students 📚 - low prep time, easy to make, high in carbohydrates and antioxidants, and can be eaten on the go 🚌. Check out our blog for more recipes!🤍✨
Blueberry Overnight Oats🫐
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None!
⅓ cup oatmeal (rolled oats work best) 🌾
½ cup milk or milk alternative🥛
1 tbsp brown sugar, honey, maple syrup (or sweetener of choice) 🍯 (optional)
A handful of fresh or frozen blueberries🫐
In a mason jar (recommended) or a small bowl, add all ingredients
Vigorously mix together until combined
Cover and place in the fridge overnight, or for 8 hours
Enjoy! The oats can be eaten cold or heated in the microwave
Try adding protein powder for an extra brain boost! 🧠⚡️
See below for a step-by-step video and the nutrition facts!
1. University of Waterloo. Large numbers of students skipping breakfast. Science Daily [Internet]. 2018 Mar 14 [cited 2021 Nov 27]; Available from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180314092256.htm
2. Nicklas TA, O’Neil C, Myers L. The importance of breakfast consumption to nutrition of children, adolescents, and young adults. [Internet] Nutr Today .[cited 2021 Nov 27] 2004;39(1):30–9.