Easy, Healthy Suhoor Recipes To Make!

It was narrated by Abu Hurairah that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Take suhoor, for in suhoor there is blessing.”

While waking up for suhoor is sunnah, it is also an essential part of fasting as eating before dawn breaks can help to maintain your energy levels throughout the day.

We should stick to a healthy diet in the month of Ramadan, as it makes the rejuvenation process easier. Packing on the right nutrients during suhoor is key to preparing the body for hours of fasting ahead. That being said we don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing food for suhoor. Here are some easy-to-do recipes for you to make that’s fuss free and healthy!

OATS

The great thing about oats is that not only is it antioxidants, they are also a great source of fibre and is very filling, thus making it the perfect ingredient to keep your hunger at bay throughout the day. Also, you can also get very creative with oats – who says oats have to be eaten with fruits and milk only? If you’re not much of a sweet tooth, try this savoury oat recipe instead.

 

Chicken Oatmeal Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup – Oats (rolled if you prefer a bit of a bite or the usual if you like it soft)
  • 2 cups – Water or stock (or add a chicken cube to water)
  • Minced chicken*
  • Grated ginger*
  • Chopped dried mushroom*
  • *The amount for these three ingredients depends on your preference. The more, the merrier!
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil water/stock.
  2. Add and stir in oats until cooked into porridge.
  3. Mix minced chicken, grated ginger and chopped mushroom.
  4. Once oat is cooked to your preference, take a scoop of the oats and mix with the rest of the ingredients to loosen it and to avoid clumps.
  5. Stir until cooked thoroughly. Serve warm!
  • Recipe by Irma Mokhtazar
  • Photo: Klara Avsenik / Unsplash

 

Overnight Oats

If you love having oats the sweet way, try this overnight oat recipe. The best part about overnight oats is that you can prepare them beforehand and enjoy it immediately you wake up for suhoor. Simple and fuss free!

 

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats (inspired by a recipe by quakeroats.com)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup(s) Quaker Oats or any oats you prefer
  • 1/2 Cup(s) Lowfat milk
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. Chocolate, shavings
  • 1/4 Cup(s) strawberries, hulled and sliced

Instructions

Add the Quaker Oats or any oats of your choice to a mason jar or a container of your choice, pour in milk, and layer strawberries, cocoa powder, honey, and chocolate shavings.

Refrigerate overnight and enjoy when you wake!

Recipe by Quaker Oats

TOASTS

Bread is an easy alternative for carbs – just make sure you eat whole grain breads instead of white bread.

 

Salmon Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 slice (or 2) of whole grain bread
  • 3 slices of smoked salmon
  • ½  of an Avocado
  • 4 thin slices of cucumber (you can choose to substitute with onion)

 

Instructions

  1. Mash the avocado with a fork to spread it on the bread
  2. Top it with the smoked salmon slices followed by cucumber
  3. Sprinkle some salt and pepper – and voila! Enjoy.
  4. *Alternatively you can substitute the mashed avocado with cream cheese

 

  • Recipe by: Syahirah Mokhtazar
  • Photo by: Marine Dumay / Unsplash 

 

Sunny Side Up Egg + Avocado on Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Slice of whole grain bread
  • 2 Slices of tomatoes
  • ½ of an Avocado
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the egg sunny side up
  2. Mash the avocado to spread it on the bread
  3. Top it with 2 slices of tomatoes
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Recipe by: Syahirah Mokhtazar

SMOOTHIES

Smoothies can be pretty filling and nutritious too, if made with the right ingredients. Best part is that we can include greens like baby spinach, and voila – you’ve already had 1 serving of greens to start the day. You can include smoothies in addition to your meals.

 

Banana + Avocado + Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup fresh milk
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 dates (it’s Sunnah to eat dates for suhoor and iftar!)

Instructions

Blend all the ingredients together to produce a smooth texture. Enjoy!

  • Recipe by: Syahirah Mokhtazar
  • Photo by: Joe Soriano / Unsplash