3 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you get busy it can also be the meal that is most often skipped. If you’re not a morning person, whip up one of these breakfast ideas the night before and grab it as you run out the door. Even better, these options are all healthy choices with protein and fiber to keep you full until lunch.

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1. Overnight oats

The simplest of the recipes, here you combine equal parts oats and your choice of milk and let sit overnight or at least 6 hours. Then, mix it up by adding different fruits and flavorings. We love A Beautiful Mess’s choices, especially the pumpkin spice oats.

Pumpkin spice oats


  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup of your favorite milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • big pinch of cinnamon
  • small pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • granola for the top

Directions: Combine the first seven ingredients in a small jar or tupperware. Mix together and refrigerate overnight. Top with granola before eating.

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2. Fruit yogurt cups

Greek yogurt makes a great breakfast choice because of its high protein levels that will steady your blood sugar and keep you fuller longer. Instead of reaching for the fruit-flavored cup from the grocery story, make your own and experiment with additions and flavors. The Kitchn has great flavor combinations to experiment with.

Fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups


  • 1/2 cup of your favorite plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon berry jam
  • handful of blueberries
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions: Spoon half of the yogurt into a jar or tupperware container; layer jam and blueberries and the leftover yogurt on top. Then, sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle honey on top. Seal tightly and refrigerate until ready to eat.

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3. Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to get an early morning dose of fruits, veggies, and protein all in one cup. With the huge variety of combinations out there, this blueberry green monster smoothie has a little bit of everything, but be sure to check out FitSugar’s other 46 recipes to decide which one you like best.

Blueberry green monster smoothie


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ice cubes

Directions: Place all of the ingredients together and blend until smooth. When you are ready to drink, add a few more ice cubes and pulse until combined.

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