Makes about 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes to put together, plus one hour to gel in the refrigerator
This chai oatmeal chia pudding is such a simple recipe! With only six ingredients, it is just a matter of mixing together and letting it gel in the refrigerator. If you prepare it in the evening before bed, it will be ready to go for breakfast in the morning. We always add berries to it, which adds not only great berry flavor, but the nutrients and antioxidants the berries contain. It’s a win-win all around!
The chia contained in this chai oatmeal chia pudding provides a good dose of fiber, antioxidant phytochemicals, protein and a ton of vitamins. Check out this article by the Mayo Clinic that touts it’s nutritional benefit.
Rolled oats are also full of nutrition. This article tells us why. They are not only gluten free, but they are a whole grain, which means the endosperm, germ, and bran of the oats are intact. The germ and bran and stripped away when a grain is refined. Consuming whole grains protect us from several diseases and illnesses, a benefit not gained from refined grains. Check out this article for a look at the benefits of whole grains as opposed to refined grains.
Another great aspect of this oatmeal chia pudding is that it is really really versatile. You can combine it with just about anything to make it an overnight oats breakfast. For example, add some cut up apple and cinnamon to make an apple cinnamon oatmeal chia pudding. You can add a tablespoon of cacao powder to create a chocolate version. This chai version has a nice spice to it. If you prefer a milder taste, leave out the chai spices and make it with just the vanilla extract and yakon syrup. The possibilities are truly endless and are open to your creative prowess.
Ingredients Needed for Chai Oatmeal Chia Pudding
- 1/3 cup of organic chia seeds
- 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mills organic rolled oats (or oats of choice)
- 2 TBS pure yakon syrup
- 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or Chai spice blend (recipe here: https://fitfoodiefinds.com/diy-chai-spice-mix/)
- 1 can of organic coconut milk
How to Prepare Chai Oatmeal Chia Pudding
- In a medium sized bowl, mix all of the ingredients together with a spoon or baking spatula until well combined
- Cover and put in the refrigerator for a at least an hour or overnight to enjoy for breakfast in the morning
When serving, add some of your favorite organic berries or toppings of choice. Keep it healthy by not adding sugars or refined foods!
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