Delicious soaked oats and chia seeds are a perfect warning breakfast. The mornings are getting darker and there is nothing nicer than a bowl of warm oati-ness to start the day.
You have seen me talk a lot about Chia seeds and may be thinking what are these seeds?!
Supports Heart Health Chia seeds can help reduce blood pressure as contains essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6.
Stabilizes Blood Sugar Chia seeds slow down the rate at which complex carbohydrates are digested. The soluble fibre helps to stabilize blood glucose levels resulting in steady, sustained energy.
Energizing Chia seeds are a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats and fibre, all in one seed!!
Weight Loss The essential fatty acids contained in Chia seeds helps to boost metabolism and promote lean muscle mass. A contributing factor is that they contain 20' protein.
Antioxidants Chia seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants containing even more antioxidants than fresh blueberries.
When soaked in liquid, chia seeds expand and become a thick gooey texture. It can be used as a thickener in smoothies and are a great breakfast as detailed below. This gooey substance is super filling and gives a chewy taste when mixed with oats.
Ingredients 1/4 cup of organic jumbo oats 3/4 unsweetened almond milk (I like Rude Health) 2 teaspoons of chia seeds Cinnamon to taste
Directions In a mason jar (or any container) combine the oats, chia seeds and cinnamon with the almond milk and stir. Leave this overnight in the fridge for the oats and chia seeds to absorb the milk. When ready to eat, pour contents into a saucepan and cook on the hob, stirring continuously.