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5 Simple, Power-Packed Sahur Meals You Should Eat During Ramadan

If you’re looking for something that’ll help you go the extra mile this Ramadhan, this is it.

5 Simple, Power-Packed Sahur Meals You Should Eat During Ramadan
The first few days of sahur (eating or having a really early breakfast before sunrise during the month of Ramadhan) really threw off some of our biological clocks. If you’re used to waking up at a certain hour, you now have to wake up extra early to not only eat, but to prepare your meal as well.

Sometimes, our hearts skip a beat after looking at the clock and realising we’ve got 10-15 minutes left to eat! Which is why we’ve prepared a list of simple sahur meals that you can make without much effort. Enjoy!

#1 Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Looks so yummy!
Ingredients (serves 1)

1/3 – 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 medium banana, chopped into very small cubes
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (soy or almond)

1. In the same order as listed above, combine the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Mix the ingredients together evenly. Store them in 250ml mason jars or containers.
3. Refrigerate overnight, and your oats are ready to eat.
4. You can cut a few banana slices and drizzle some peanut butter on top before eating.

#2 Dates Milkshake

The only date that won't let you down.
Ingredients (serves 1)

7-10 dates of your choice
1 cup of water
2 cups of fresh/full cream/low fat milk
½ cup of ice
*Optional: honey, oats, chia seed, banana, almonds

1. Remove the pits from the dates and soak them overnight.
2. Pour the soaked dates water along with the dates into the blender.
3. Add the milk and ice and blend until it becomes a smooth puree.
4. If you’d like something extra for your milkshake, you can also add any of the optional ingredients above.

#3 Pre-Packed Smoothies

Look at that delectable, colourful spread!
Too lazy or too afraid you can’t really bring yourself to find the ingredients in the morning? Plan ahead, and make a couple of pre-packed smoothies packets so you can just chuck it all in the blender at 5am.

You can incorporate all sorts of fruits, vegetables, or grains in your smoothies. The sky’s the limit! You find recipes from this website or here’s one we’ve picked for you.

Berry Grape Smoothie

Ingredients (serves 1)
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup grapes
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt

1. Just chuck everything in the blender, and blend away!* Make sure the fruits are refrigerated in a bag overnight.

#4 Special Breakfast Toasts

This is how breakfast toasts should look like.
There’s literally tonnes of breakfast toasts ideas you can find around the internet or from here. But the easiest, fuss free one would be the peanut/almond butter banana toast!

1 banana
Peanut or almond butter
1 tsp of chia seeds

1. Spread some almond or peanut butter, put a few slices of bananas, and sprinkle some chia seeds. Voila!

#5 Egg Salad

Healthy, hearty, and fulfilling meal.
1.5 cups salad greens (lettuce, arugula, spinach)
½ sweet bell pepper (any color)
½ medium tomato on the vine
½ baby cucumber
1 tbsp diced avocado (1/8 th of an avocado)
2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
1 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp crushed thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine the salad greens, bell peppers, tomato, cucumber, avocado, chopped eggs, and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl.
2. Toss with olive oil.
3. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper.

Recipe from Nour Zibdeh.