In a medium bowl, add rolled oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Stir well and pour in the milk. Add Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix well again and set aside for 30 minutes.
Divide the mixture between two serving bowls and optionally top with sliced banana, kiwi, melted peanut butter, cacao nibs, and some more chia seeds.
Delicious and healthy oatmeal is an excellent way to start your day. However, having the same oatmeal every day can get a bit old. That’s why we’ve decided to try something new and rather exciting – adding a good amount of chia seeds to your oats will not only add a touch of creativity to a somewhat boring recipe but will also boost the nutrition values and make your oatmeal creamier than ever before.
Both oats and chia seeds will, however, need some time to soak the liquid (at least 30 minutes) which may not be the best option for a busy morning schedule so feel free to prepare your oatmeal the night before and refrigerate until ready to serve.
As for the toppings, oatmeal is one of those recipes where you can get really creative. Top with your favorite sliced fruit, whole or chopped nuts, seeds, peanut or almond butter, coconut chips or sprinkle with some cacao nibs – you want to get a lovely, colorful bowl of pure nutrients that will keep you full and satisfied for hours. Enjoy!
Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 490, Protein: 27.4g, Total Carb: 66.3g, Dietary Fiber: 14.3g, Total Fat: 18.5g