12 Things To Eat When You Only Have 5 Mins For Sahur


Tengku Suzana •  Jun 25, 2016

Let's be honest, we're more than halfway into Ramadan 2022 and as the days roll by, it gets a little more challenging for us to wake up in time to prepare a good Sahur meal. But even if you wake up minutes before the Azan, don’t give up. Dash right to your kitchen because you might still be in time for a quick meal. Here are 12 things you can prepare in case you snooze!

[Make sure you're fully prepared for Ramadan this year! Have a look at our Ramadan checklist to get started]

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Things To Eat When You Only Have 5 Mins For Sahur

1. Horlicks

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This childhood favourite is one of the best ways to have a quick, 5-minute sahur! Horlicks 3-in-1 contains 3 variants: Horlicks Original, Horlicks Cereal and Horlicks Lite. So all you have to do is take your pick of your favourite Horlicks drink, mix some water and a sachet of Horlicks in a glass and you're good to go ? Healthy and tasty, Horlicks contains 19 Vital Nutrients such as calcium, vitamin, protein and energy! ?

#HHWTTip: To feel full quickly, pick Horlicks Cereal! Made with wheat, corn and rice, it's the perfect, hassle-free way to have a fuel up for the day in under 5 minutes. ?

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2. Dates

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No better way to start your day with dates! After all, our Prophet (S) said:”How excellent are dates as the believer’s Suhoor” [Abu Dawood, Ibn Hibban and al-Baihaqee; Sahih].

3. Granola and yoghurt

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Full of protein and close to no prep time needed! Chomp fast and wash down with a glass of water or milk.

4. Instant oatmeal drink

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Add hot water and stir. Plus, it’s really filling too!

5. Peanut butter, banana and honey on toast

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Spread fast, bananas optional. Who knew honey and peanut butter would go so well?

#HHWT tip: Use wholemeal bread which is low-GI and high in fibre. That means you’ll feel fuller for a longer time as compared to eating white bread!

6. Scrambled eggs

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Full of protein and ready in 2 minutes. Have 2 more minutes to spare? Throw the scrambled eggs on toast and you're good to go!

7. Bananas

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Bananas. Rich in carbohydrates to give you that energy boost to keep you going throughout the day!

8. Overnight Oats

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Leave raw oats and fruits soaked in milk and yoghurt overnight in the fridge. Wake up to a delicious treat! This could be the healthiest fast food ever.

9. Overnight Smoothie

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A quick blend in the morning and voila, you’ve got yourself a healthy instant Sahur meal packed with vitamins, protein and fibre.

[Check out: 8 super smoothies to kickstart your day during Ramadan!]

10. Instant noodles

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You don't need more than 5 minutes to prepare an awesome bowl of instant noodles. Add in some eggs too for some extra protein!

11. Muesli bar

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Stock up on a few packets of muesli bars before Ramadan. These tiny bars come in handy when you're rushing for sahur ?

12. 2 Glasses Of Water

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2 glasses of water if you have no time for anything else.

BONUS: Put a bottle of water and some dates on your bedside table if you ever wake up with one minute to spare. Better to be safe than sorry!

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But of course, to be on the safe side... Set multiple alarms and don't snooze!