So i have to admit, this Ramadan has been a challenge in time management for me. I'm not very good at going to bed at a reasonable hour..... tisk tisk ..i know. I'm usually up Facebooking with my sisters! With Fajr (Dawn prayer) coming at about 5am, this means getting up at 4am to eat Sahoor (meal before Dawn)!!! What this all boils down to is 4 hours of sleep before having to get up and prepare a meal... this was my dilemma before getting SMART! Why not prep ahead??? Decide what you would like to eat the night before, and prep what you will need, stick it in the fridge and WALA....you won't be stuck eating cold cereal every morning, LOL
My go to Sahoor is a smoothie, bagel thin with cream cheese and some fruit (and don't forget your vitamins and lots of water). You can prep your smoothie the night before, esp if you have one of those handy "Rocket Blenders" with the individual cups. Put your fruits in the blender cup the night before (according to Mammy, you can store your prep ahead smoothie for about a week). In the morning all you have to add is the yogurt and liquid then blend! Throw in a shot of protein powder or powdered greens and your in business!
Simple Sahoor Smoothie*
- 3 large frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
- 2 chunks of watermelon
- ½ container of 6oz Light n Fit Yogurt
- 1/3 C Pomegranate Juice
- 1/3 C low fat milk
*If using a regular blender, make double the recipe and save the rest for the next morning, add some ice and re-blend!
What do you do to make preparing Sahoor easier on you??
Happy Eating............Ramadan Mubarak!!