This honey chia oatmeal bowl is made up of all good-for-you ingredients giving you the perfect nutritional boost to get your day going. Oatmeal provides many heart health benefits and is an affordable and healthy food staple found in many kitchens. There are so many ways to prepare it and I find myself enjoying this superfood several mornings a week. For this simple variation oatmeal is slowly cooked on the stove top until all the ingredients have blended together and you are left with a hearty and delicious breakfast bowl.
The addition of chia seeds adds texture and an even bigger nutritional punch. These tiny seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, calcium and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. They absorb up to 12 times their own weight so adding just an ounce or so of chia seeds to your diet can help reduce caloric intake.
The fiber-filled oats and chia seeds in this breakfast will leaving you feeling full for hours. If you choose you can top with additional banana slices, nut butter, or dried fruit. The nutritional information does not include any additional toppings.
Recipe yields: 1 serving
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup almond milk (or other preferred milk)
- half a banana, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Add oats, milk and banana slices to a pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (3-5 minutes). Stir often.
- Mix in the chia seeds and honey, continuing to stir another minute or so