If you haven't already heard, oats and chia are some of the best foods you can ever include in your diet. Imagine them combined...
Oats ensure that you meet your daily intake of fiber and keep you feeling full for a longer time (and therefore helps with weight loss too). Oats also contain phytonutrients and minerals that protect the heart and normalise blood cholesterol levels.
Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, vitamins and minerals. What this means is that it reduces high blood pressure and promotes a healthy heart, boosts metabolism, and is also anti-inflammatory, thanks to its gel.
This recipe thus combines both oats and chia in a super easy, no-cook, no-bake, no-fuss recipe that just requires you to have a glass jar and a refrigerator.
Depending on your dietary needs, you can also experiment with different toppings and different types of milk. I've tried this with fresh, lactose-free, almond and hazelnut milk, and they tasted great every time.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: overnight, in the fridge
Makes: 3 small servings (from an Ikea Korken 500ml jar)
Ingredients (Measurements to be adjusted according to the size of your glass jar. It's more about solid-to-liquid ratios.)
Organic rolled oats
1 tablespoon honey
Optional garnishes: banana with peanut butter / fresh blueberries and cranberries / nutella / freeze-dried fruits / mixed nuts / cacao nibs
Fill ⅓ of the glass jar with oats.
Pour a thin layer of chia seeds over.
Add in honey.
Fill with milk until it hits the ¾ mark. Stir.
Close the jar with a tight lid and leave it overnight in the fridge.
The next morning, open jar and enjoy the oats and chia with any of your preferred toppings.
(If you prefer it less thick, feel free to add more milk now.)