Chia seeds are one of my favorite seeds because they are ... dare I say... fun? I like to put them in juice and let it sit and watch them expand. I put a lot of chia seeds and end up with a sort of faux bubble tea drink.
But apart from my bizarre love of their texture when they soak up a liquid, chia seeds are a superfood for a reason. Chia seeds are powerful antioxidants with the power to assist in weight loss, improve heart health, support insulin levels, strengthen bones, energize us, and boost metabolism. There really isn't a reason why you shouldn't be eating some of these each day!
I made refrigerator oatmeal each night and chia seeds play a starring role in my recipe.
Easy overnight oats recipe
I say easy and I mean it. No measuring required for this recipe.
I have a cereal bowl that comes with a lid so I use that, but feel free to use whatever container you want.
Now the magic is to put all of those ingredients together and let it do it's thing. It's up to you how big or small you make your portion, but the key is to make sure you have enough milk so the seeds and oats can absorb it. If it's too low on milk, add a splash more.
The cinnamon is beneficial for heart health but it also adds a kick of flavor to the oatmeal. It's easier to cut out sugar with the cinnamon, but if you need a little extra sweetness, opt for real maple syrup or coconut sugar.
What is your favorite way to eat chia seeds? Comment below.
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