Chia seeds and overnight oats are healthy for your gut; they add healthy fiber, important B vitamins and amino acids.
For this recipe you will need Chia seeds, pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, a dash of salt, brown sugar, milk or almond milk and instant oats. This pudding is loaded with beneficial ingredients, A great morning energizer.
Brown sugar can boost your body’s energy for sure periods of time, giving you temporary strength and alertness when you feel weak or tired.
Vanilla has been used for centuries as an antioxidant and cognitive enhancing agent. It is well known to reduce inflammation and improve mental performance.
Oats reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, lower levels of cholesterol and reduce ones risk of colorectal cancer.
I used what I had, which was ground Chia seeds, but I prefer whole:
First, find a plastic container with a lid or glass container with a lid. It it, mix a quarter cup of instant oatmeal, half quarter cup of Chia seeds, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar or maple syrup or honey, Half a cup of milk, Half teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Mix well. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, it might be too thick so you may want to heat some milk and thin out your pudding. You may want to add more of your seasonings to taste:
Stir in the milk if you feel the pudding is too thick:
And there you have it. Overnight oats with Chia seed pudding.
The taste test: didn’t like it. Was totally gross. I mean it. Eat at your own risk. I do like what the pudding does for my body though. I feel good after eating this, unlike a heaping serving of fried chicken or cheesy fries. Next time I’ll use whole chia seeds and top with berries, peanut butter or almond butter.