Oats and chia seeds pudding is healthy, creamy and tasty. As I write this post, I am impressed by the profound health benefits of this tiny yet powerful seed. It has many nutritional properties which makes it excellent for breakfast, as a snack or dessert for those pick me up moments on a tedious day.
Overnight oats and chia seeds pudding has become a favorite addition in my diet lately. I make sure to take it at least twice a week with my breakfast or as a desert. It is not only delicious and creamy, but it is also simple to make.
It would be best if you had a little bit of patience when preparing this pudding. This is because it takes time for chia seeds to soak and thicken into a gel-like consistency.
To hasten the process, infuse chia with oats in milk overnight. I hope that won’t discourage you from getting all the goodness from it.
Chia seeds and oatmeal tend to have a flat taste. They can take the flavor of any other ingredients added to them. I like adding plant-based milk such as coconut, almond or cashew and a sweetener to enhance the taste. I add honey and vanilla to mine, but you can use any other sweetener. The milk also helps to make them creamier and delicious.
Overnight oat chia seed pudding is excellent for vegans/vegetarians and people on keto or paleo diet. It is also excellent for people with diabetes as it has abundant contents of fiber which help with the steady rise of blood sugar levels.
Why should you eat oats and chia seeds pudding
Both are a good source of fiber
Oatmeal and chia are excellent sources of fiber. They are more satisfying and helps to increase satiety. You may not need a mid-day snack if you take this pudding with your breakfast.
Fiber also helps to lower the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the body and stabilize blood sugar levels. It promotes the slow but steady release of sugar into the bloodstream which helps to balance your insulin. Fiber also helps to maintain a healthy weight.
Good source of energy
Both oatmeal and chia seeds are excellent sources of protein. They help in building strong bones and muscles. These wonderful foods also increase strength and endurance when doing strenuous activities. They can help speed up your recovery time after workouts.
Chia seeds and oats have high contents of antioxidants which helps fight free radicals and boost your immune system. They promote the repair of damaged tissues and the skin. Including them in your diet can enhance the health of your skin.
Abundant levels of omega 3s
Chia seeds have high amounts of omega three fatty acids which help to protect and strengthen your heart. It also helps to lower inflammation and hardening of arteries as well as constriction of blood vessels.
How to make the pudding.
It is simple to make this recipe, You only require five ingredients, and you are set.
What you will need
Old fashion oats(any variety will work)
Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine well, then transfer to a clean glass jar. Refrigerate overnight and serve the next day with any fruit toppings.
Overnight oats and chia seeds pudding recipe.
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbs honey
- ½ Cup old fashion oats
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- Combine all the ingredients well in a bowl and transfer to a glass jar.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Add any fruit toppings and serve the next day as you desire. You can as well blend the mixture until smooth and creamy.