Hi friends! Today I’m sharing with you one my favorite breakfasts. It’s similar to soaked oats or muesli with the addition of chia seeds. I’m sure there’s a million and one versions of this recipe online, but this is one I created while playing around with stuff that I like to eat for breakfast.
I like eating oats because they’re an inexpensive, fiber-filled whole grain. I like greek yogurt because it’s a great protein source, contains probiotics, and makes everything taste deliciously creamy. I like chia seeds because they’re a great source of healthy fat and fiber for effective digestion. Also, when you add chia seeds to a liquid, they swell up and create a pudding-like consistency. This is important to add for the texture of this bowl. And raspberries…need I say more?! Raspberries are low in sugar, a fantastic source of antioxidants, and transport me back to my grandparents’ farm, where as a kid I would pick and eat them for hours on end.
You can prepare this simple meal the night before or in the morning. It’s nourishing and something you can feel good about eating. And did I mention that it’s delicious? I already have two success stories in that department. My brother, who is naturally skeptic of anything overly healthy, was pleasantly surprised by how good it tasted when I made a bowl for him. He has since requested it for breakfast. I gave the recipe to another friend who started making it for her guy every morning. She texted me yesterday saying that he loves it! I’m giving you my recipe for exactly how I make mine, but feel free to play around with the ratios to suit your liking.
Brooke’s Simple Oat+Chia Bowl
Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats, uncooked 2 Tablespoons chia seeds 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup water Optional add-ins for additional flavor: drizzle of honey, sprinkle of sea salt, dash of vanilla, or a pinch of cinnamon
Directions: stir all ingredients together in a bowl. Don’t worry if it looks a little runny at first. That’s normal. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes or overnight to allow the chia seeds to thicken the mixture. Enjoy!