This is another overnight oats recipe that is very filling and makes a great healthy way to start the day off right. I have recently started using chia seeds and trying out many different recipes. This is a combination of couple different recipes that I came across and put together. My kids liked this one alot too. I drizzled a little maple syrup over the top and also sprinkled some cinnamon on it.
Here are some fun facts about the health benefits of chia seeds:
- have more Omega 3 fatty acids than flax seed (important for heart health)
- are the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 (better than salmon)
- absorb 10 times their weight in water and transform into a gel-like substance--great for athletes for maintaining hydration and helps with weight loss by making you feel full longer
- are as high in protein as quinoa
- are loaded with calcium, potassium, Vitamin B, and anti-oxidants
- help balance blood sugar via the gelling action of the seed and it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber that slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars
- have a neutral taste so they will take on the other flavors in a recipe
- can be eaten whole (unlike flax seed); they don't have to be ground before adding them to food in order to digest them and benefit from their nutrients
- have a two year shelf life, stored at room temperature (flax seeds quickly become rancid and lose their nutritional value
Makes 4 servings
2 large ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoon chia seed
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
Drizzle of Maple Syrup or Honey
- In a medium bowl, mash the bananas.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into two airtight containers and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to eat, stir up the oats, add toppings of your choice, and enjoy!
Total Fat 7.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 75.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39.7 g
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
Sugars 18.6 g
Protein 6.7 g