Forget for one second how impossibly difficult it can be to get up at the crack of dawn and pad, slippers and bathrobe in tow, to the kitchen. Don’t think about the cold tile floors and disgruntled grogginess. Settle your mind, instead, on the joy of watching the sky slowly, but surely change its colours as the day begins. Imagine the smell of fresh hot coffee and warm, buttery toast, the scene punctuated with the chirp of birds outside the window. Easy options abound, too, so you won’t need to labour too hard, nor too long!
If time permits, go down the route of prepping ahead. Overnight oats are a great option. Mix together equal parts your favourite yogurt, milk, and rolled oats – not instant – and add a tablespoon of chia seeds. You can thin it out if desired before eating the next morning with some fresh fruit, honey, or granola.
If you’re fond of softboiled eggs first thing in the morning, consider investing in an egg steamer. They’re fairly inexpensive and make it immensely easy for you to have the perfect runny eggs. The night before, take out your eggs and let them come to room temperature in the steamer. Fill your boiler with water. Come morning, all you need do is bring the water to boil, pour in the indicated amount, and wait.