Chia Oats Breakfast

This is a new breakfast favorite- I'm surprised I haven't blogged it sooner! Got the idea from my friend for overnight oats (simply soaking rolled oats in nut mylk for a while), then added the chia seeds.

1 tablespoon of chia seeds proves 2.4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind!) which is enough for most diets (of course you can always eat more- chia seeds are delicious!) Omega-3s protect the brain and are essential for many functions in the body.  Most Americans don't get enough omega-3s, hence this is a great way to start the day.

If your oats are raw or home-pressed, and you make your own nut mylk, then this is also a raw breakfast.

Combine in a bowl:
1/2 C rolled oats
1 TB chia seeds
1/2 C rice milk or other non-dairy milk

Let sit for 5 minutes or more for the oats to fluff up and soak in the liquid.

Top with fruit (plums, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, banana etc.)

Approximate nutritional info (before adding fruit): 275 calories; 7.5 grams protein, 33.2 grams carbohydrate, 7.65 grams fat; 2.4 grams omega-3 fatty acids.

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