This chia oatmeal pudding with strawberries and bananas is made in no time for a warm chia porridge that will get your energy levels off to a good start. The chia seed breakfast porridge is loaded with healthy fats to help provide long-lasting energy.
The strawberries and banana add a delicious fruity flavor, then the chia oat pudding is sweetened with cinnamon and coconut sugar. Cinnamon is a warming spice that improves blood sugar levels and the utilization of glucose in the body.
Now I know not everyone likes to talk about their bowel movements but having a daily bowel movement is essential for optimal gut health, detoxification, and weight loss.
This chia oatmeal recipe is great for gut health, long-lasting energy, and daily detoxification. Plus, it is so easy to make this recipe, and it tastes delicious!
Strawberry Banana Chia Oatmeal Pudding Ingredients
1 cup water
1/3 cup oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
3-4 strawberries sliced
1/3 of a banana sliced
1/3 cup coconut cream
pinch of cinnamon and vanilla bean powder
1 tsp coconut sugar or to taste
How to make warm chia porridge
Bring water to a boil, then add in the oats, chia seeds, strawberries, and banana. Turn down to low heat to cook for 5 minutes. You will need to stir the warm chia porridge frequently as it cooks.
Once cooked, add coconut cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean powder, and coconut sugar to taste for a satisfying and delicious warm chia porridge.
Nutrition Tip ~ Commercial breakfast cereals are essentially sugar as they are a highly processed refined carbohydrate that causes energy spikes followed by a crash. Eating refined carbohydrates is the main culprit for the overproduction of insulin and weight gain. 5 grams of refined carbohydrates such as those found in commercial breakfast cereals equals 1 tsp of sugar.
I challenge you to turn around those cereal boxes, find out the number of carbohydrates in one serving and divide that by 5 to find out how many tsp of sugar are in a single serving! Sugar is hidden in the form of fast-acting refined carbohydrates that are marketed as “healthy whole grain, fat-free cereals.”
Chia seeds, on the other hand, are an excellent source of plant-based protein. The anti-inflammatory omega-three fatty acids are abundant in chia seeds which are great fats for weight loss and reducing inflammation.
Quality protein, healthy carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids are found in this healthy chia oatmeal pudding!!
I also love this healthy oatmeal breakfast with chia and hemp seeds.
Chia Oatmeal Pudding
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 strawberries
- ⅓ banana
- ⅓ cup coconut cream
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- pinch cinnamon and vanilla bean powder
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a pot.
- Add oatmeal and chia seeds to boiling water. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add in coconut cream, sliced strawberries and banana. Season with coconut sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean powder.