Healthy Breakfast Idea – Blueberry Overnight Oats for the Whole Week / Ideje za zdravi doručak – Zobena kaša sa borovnicama za cijeli tjedan

By now even the birds in the trees know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what does that even mean? For me personally, my breakfast usually sets the pace for the whole day. If I happen to skip it, I’ll probably continue feeling rushed and stressed. If I happen to eat crap like doughnuts first thing in the morning, I’ll most likely continue to eat crap and by evening feel thoroughly miserable and bloated.

So, in order to give my day a good chance to be stellar, I like to be prepared. When everything goes according to plan, I’ll usually make a batch of portable breakfast portions on Sunday, which I can just grab with me on my way to work and dump in the microwave once I get to the office. Six thirty in the morning is definitely way too early for me to eat, so I’d rather come to the office a bit earlier and eat there.

The whole Sunday preparation for the week takes about 10 minutes tops, but in the end makes so much difference for me. The recipe bellow is more like a general guideline, so feel free to adjust it according to personal preferences and what you have at hand.

Without further ado, let’s see what you’ll need. Oh, and just a small note; there are only four portions pictured bellow as I had some other breakfast plans for one day.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 5 servings / 0.76 EUR per serving / 3.81 EUR for all)

4 cups (1 liter) milk of choice, animal or plant based work just as good (0.80 EUR)

2 cups rolled oats (0.40 EUR)

5 tsp ground flax seed (0.07 EUR)

5 tsp honey (0.27 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.27 EUR)

½ cup roughly chopped walnuts (0.67 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Place milk on high heat and bring almost to the point of boiling. While the milk is heating up, divide oats, flax seeds, honey, raisins, walnuts and frozen blueberries between your portions. Then pour hot milk on top, seal the portions and give them a gentle shake so the ingredients can mix. Allow everything to cool down to a room temperature before storing in the fridge.

The oats will soak up majority of the milk and become soft and gooey. You can add a splash more of milk before reheating your healthy awesome breakfast, but it’s going to be fantastic just as it is too.


Sada već i vrapci na grani znaju da je doručak najvažniji obrok u danu. Ali što to zapravo znači? Za mene osobno doručak obično diktira ritam ostatka dana. Ako ga slučajno preskočim, vjerojatno ću se nastaviti osjećati užurbano i pod stresom. Ako je prva stvar koju pojedem ujutro nešto nezdravo tipa krafna, vjerojatno ću nastaviti u sebe trpati smeće i do večeri se osjećati jadno i napuhano.

Pa zato volim biti spremna, kako bi moj dan imao bolju šansu ispasti fantastičan. Kada sve ide po planu, obično u nedjelju složim turu prenosivih doručaka za cijeli tjedan, koje onda samo pokupim sa sobom ujutro kada idem na posao i u uredu ubacim u mikrovalnu. Šest i trideset ujutro je definitivno prerano za mene da išta jedem, pa zato radije dođem u ured malo ranije i jedem tamo.

Nedjeljne pripreme za cijeli tjedan oduzmu mi maksimalno 10 minuta, a u konačnici predstavljaju enormnu razliku. Recept u nastavku više je neki općeniti putokaz i slobodno ga prilagodite vlastitom ukusu i onome što imate pri ruci kod kuće.

Pa bez daljnje priče, da vidimo što će vam sve trebati. I mala napomena; na fotkama su samo četiri porcije jer sam imala neke druge planove za jedan dan.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 5 porcija / 5,70 kn po porciji / 28,50 kn za sve)

4 šalice (1 litra) mlijeka po izboru, životinjsko ili biljno funkcioniraju jednako dobro (6,00 kn)

2 šalice zobenih pahuljica (3,00 kn)

5 žličica mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

5 žličica meda (2,00 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (2,00 kn)

½ šalice grubo nasjeckanih oraha (5,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Stavite mlijeko na jaku vatru da skoro pa zakipi. Dok se mlijeko grije, podijelite zobene pahuljice, lan, med, grožđice, orahe i smrznute borovnice između vaših porcija. Onda sve zalijte sa vrućim mlijekom dobro zatvorite porcije i protresite da se svi sastojci promiješaju. Pustite da se sve ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego što ćete odložiti u frižider.

Zobene će pahuljice popiti većinu mlijeka i postati mekane i kremaste. Može dodati još mrvicu mlijeka prije nego što ćete podgrijati doručak, ali biti će izvrstan i ovakav kakav je.

Healthy Breakfast Idea – Blueberry Overnight Oats for the Whole Week / Ideje za zdravi doručak – Zobena kaša sa borovnicama za cijeli tjedan

Blueberry Banana Muffins / Mafini od banane i borovnice

Banana bread, with all its numerous variations, is one of my favorite cakes to make. It’s simple, quick and very flexible. Whenever I have a few overripe bananas at hand and a handful of random ingredients left over from another recipe, I know just what to do.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 regular sized muffins / 0.26 EUR per muffin / 3.10 EUR for all)

2 large overripe bananas (0.53 EUR)

2 large eggs (0.40 EUR)

½ cup yogurt (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

¼ butter, melted (0.40 EUR)

2 cups plain white flour (0.15 EUR)

1/3 cup sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

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Preheat oven to 200°C. If using tin muffin molds, lightly coat them with oil. Skip this step if using silicone muffin molds. In a medium bowl, mash bananas using a potato masher or a fork until smooth. Whisk in eggs, yogurt and vanilla. Finally whisk in melted butter until fully combined.

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In a larger bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour wet ingredients over dry ones and mix with a spatula until just combined. Gently fold in frozen blueberries and divide the dough between muffin molds.

Bake muffins for 20 minutes, until tops become golden. Allow muffins to cool for five minutes in their molds, before removing.

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Kruh od banane, sa svim svojim bezbrojnim varijacijama, jedan je od meni najdražih kolača za peći. Jednostavan je, brz i jako fleksibilan. Kad god imam prezrele banane pri ruci, sa još pregrštom ostataka iz nekih drugih recepata, znam što mi je činiti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 mafina standardne veličine / 1,92 kn po mafinu / 23,07 kn za sve)

2 velike prezrele banane (4,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ šalice jogurta (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta vanilije (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice maslaca, rastopljenog (3,00 kn)

2 šalice oštrog pšeničnog brašna (1,00 kn)

1/3 šalice šećera (0,25 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Ako koristite plehnate kalupe za mafine, namastite ih sa malo ulja. Preskočite ovaj korak ako koristite silikonske kalupe. U srednjoj zdjeli zgnječite banane gnječilicom za krumpir ili viljuškom u glatku kašu. Umiješajte jaja, jogurt i vaniliju. Na kraju dodajte rastopljeni maslac i miješajte dok se ne sjedini.

U većoj zdjeli pomiješajte brašno, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih, pa špatulom kratko miješajte da postane jednolično. Na kraju nježno umiješajte borovnice i podijelite smjesu među kalupima za mafine.

Pecite mafine 20 minuta, dok vrhovi ne budu zlatno-žuti. Pustite ih da se 5 minuta hlade u kalupima prije nego što ćete ih izvaditi.

Blueberry Banana Muffins / Mafini od banane i borovnice