Spring is officially in the air, which means the semester is coming to a close and finals are quickly approaching. Who has time to make breakfast in the morning? Instead of a sugar-laden muffin that leaves you lagging by 10 a.m., try this overnight muesli instead. Its combination of fiber, protein and healthy fats will energize you and fill you up, and if you make it the night before, you can take it to go with no effort at all in the morning. Heat it up or eat it cold, and feel free to substitute your favorite nuts, dried fruit and spices.


Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes, plus overnight refrigeration

1/2  cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut
2 teaspoons ground flax meal
1/2  teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk

Tip: If you’re using unsweetened milk, try adding about a teaspoon of brown sugar to the dry mix.

1. Combine oats, walnuts, cranberries, coconut, flax meal and cinnamon in a single-serving bowl.
2. Pour milk over muesli and cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 2 hours.
3. Top with fresh fruit and serve chilled.