By: Halina Torresan

For as long as I can remember, breakfast was the most essential meal of the day in my family. My mom would never let anyone leave the house in the morning without a proper breakfast. She’d prepare cut fruits and homemade muffins that we could grab and eat on the go.  

To this day, if i’m a rush and have no time to eat, it will not be a good day that’s for sure! Luckily my passion for breakfast ensures that I rarely skip breakfast.

For me, slowing down and taking the time to make myself a nice espresso and breakfast bowl will decrease stress for the rest of the day. Mornings are a time for mindful reflection and preparation the day ahead. Being very active, eating a nutritious breakfast for me is essential to have the strength and energy to tackle whatever the day may bring.

In these warm summer months, my go-to recipe is a nice cold bowl of overnight oats topped with seasonal fruit. I prefer eating calmly at home, but this recipe is easy to carry in a jar.

  • 1/3 cup oats

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (I use Prana Proactivchia seeds)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (as a topping)

  • Handful of nuts of your choice

  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries or fruit of choice (pureed raspberries or apple and cinnamon is also delicious)

  • Unsweetened almond milk

Mix all the ingredients in a Mason jar, adding the almond milk last. Shake well and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.

Another great breakfast option I recently discovered is Oatbox, “founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs who never took the time to eat nutritiously in the morning, Oatbox aims to redefine breakfast with clean, authentic and healthful products inspired by foodies, artists, entrepreneurs, early birds and busy people.”

For a minimal cost, once per month Oatbox delivers tasty, unique, nutritious bags of granola to your door.

Oatbox is perfect as a housewarming gift too!

Cheers to happy mornings,

- Halina

All photos by Chanel Sabourin Photographe. Thank you to Boutique Réunion for the accessories.