Strawberry Banana Chia Oatmeal Pudding
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
*Bring water to a boil then add in the oats, chia seeds, strawberries and banana. Turn to low heat while stirring often for 5 mins.
*Once cooked add in the 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 cause energy spikes followed by a crash and are the main culprit for blood sugar imbalances 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 amount 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 is an excellent vegetarian source of protein and fats including the Omega 3 fatty acids which is found in this healthy chia seed breakfast pudding!!