Not long ago, chia seeds were some geeky weird food that only nutritionists and cavemen knew.
But The picture is different now as hundreds of thousands of chia oats overnight jars are having a goodnight sleep in many fridges across the globe.
Let’s get to know first how you can make your own overnight oatmeal with chia and then we can discuss why you should care in the first place:
- 3/4 cup of high-protein oats (or oats of your choice)
- 5 teaspoons of chia seeds
- About half a cup of skimmed milk (I used Juhayna 0% fat skimmed milk)
- Peanut butter (optional)
- Honey (optional)
You can buy these exact ingredients from Recipe Box (available in Alexandria, Egypt)
Simply mix all ingredients together and place them in the fridge overnight or till they are fluffy as in this short video
Now if you are wondering why you should be making overnight oatmeal with oats at all, here is why
Chia seeds will add tremendous value to your oats.
Even though oats are known to be a wonderful and nutritious superfood, they are not whole or perfect in any way.
Just to name some of the things chia seeds can add to that bowl:
- Omega 3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds in this recipe, for instance, made about 15% of the overall protein per serving, event though I have used quality whey protein oats.
Chia seeds add extra texture to your rather formless and sticky overnight oatmeal.
Almost every time you place oatmeal in your fridge for a long time, they come out looking and feeling like some baby food puree. This is when chia seeds comes to help. They can make your overnight oatmeal a bit chewy, not in a bothering way.