Chia Seed Muesli Overnight Oats Recipes

Chia Seed Muesli Overnight Oats Recipes

I have been experimenting with chia seed muesli overnight oats recipes the past few days.  Organic Chia Seeds are going to quickly replace flax-seed in my diet as my new go-to add-on.

Chia Seed

1.) They are a high source of fiber having 10 grams of fiber per 1 oz or 2.5 Tbsps.

2.) High in omega 3’s. Our body can not make omega 3’s they must be supplied by the foods we eat. Omega 3’s boost heart health and lower triglycerides. One ounce of chia seeds has 8 times more omega 3’s than salmon.

3.) High in anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants fight oxidative stress and free radicals by cleaning them out of your bloodstream.

4.) Rich in boron. Boron helps the body use calcium to build strong bones and increases testosterone levels. Yes, even women need testosterone to maintain muscle and bone mass.

5.) Chia seeds also have added vitamins and minerals. Iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and niacin.

6.) You can add chia seeds to anything and you don’t have to soak them or grind them up before use.

Our families new breakfast is muesli which is made with yogurt, oatmeal, fruit and chia seeds. If you are running late it is easy to grab one from the frig along with a spoon as you run out the door.

Apple Cinnamon Muesli

Mix together:
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 (6 oz) apple crisp yogurt
1-2 teaspoons chia seed, if desired
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon

Top with:  
1/4 cup Granny Smith apple
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

Strawberry Banana Muesli

Mix together:
1/3 cup skim or almond milk
1 (6 oz) strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1-2 teaspoons chia seed, if desired

Strawberry Banana Muesli

Top with: 
1 sliced banana
1 tablespoon slivered almonds, if desired

Raspberry Vanilla Muesli

Mix together:
1/3 cup skim or almond milk
1 (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup granola
1-2 teaspoons chia seed, if desired

Raspberry Vanilla Muesli

Top with: 
1/3 cup raspberries
1 tablespoon slivered almonds

You can get creative and make any combination to fit your taste that you’d like. Some wonderful things to add are Rice Krispies, Cheerios, honey, maple syrup, dried fruits, almond and vanilla extracts, honey, granola, crushed graham crackers, flax seed, chia seed, nuts, peanut butter and jams.

They store for 2 -3 days in the refrigerator nicely.  That is why I like making up a few combinations and storing them.  If the kids wake up late, they are easy enough to eat on the way to school.

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1.) Chia Seeds – High in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber partly blocks the absorption of calories from fat. Also, soluble fiber feeds the good bacteria in the human digestive tract and greatly increases their numbers.
The good bacteria manufacture beneficial chemicals which (1 ) kills the bad bacteria, (2) lowers blood pressure

, (3) can aid in weight loss, (4) prevents cancer, (5) prevents clogged arteries by improving cholesterol numbers, and (6 ) prevents constipation.

2.) Flax Seed – Good quality, and cold-milled to preserve as much nutrition as possible.

3.) Powdered Peanut Butter – Dry powder with such an intense peanut flavor that very little goes a long way.  The best part is 2-tablespoon serving has only 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat

Hopefully, I have convinced you to look into Chia Seeds for yourself.  If not, no problem, they are only an optional ingredient in the Muesli recipes.

Chia Seed Muesli Overnight Breakfast Oats Recipe

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