Need a little pick me up after a hard morning workout or a healthy and filling option for breakfast? Then this recipe is perfect for you! I created this recipe when I was running heaps and ALWAYS hungry! To be honest the always hungry part is true whether I am running or not.
Top 3 reasons I LOVE this recipe
- It is SO easy!!
- It is full of fiber & plant based protein.
- It tastes amazing.
- (½) cup oats
- (1) tbsp nut butter ( I use peanut butter)
- (½ ) banana
- (1) tbsp chia seeds
- (1/2 ) tsp cinnamon
- Cook oats as directed ( this may vary depending on the brand)
- Add nut butter, cinnamon, banana and chia seeds
- Let stand for 2 minutes to cool & let the chia seeds absorb some of the liquid.
- Fun fact chia seeds can absorb up to 27 times their weight according to American College of Gastroenterology, so never eat them dry!
Benefits of each ingredient:
Oats: High in fiber that can help to lower “bad” cholesterol, and help to keep your digestive system regular.
Peanut Butter: A rich source of plant based protein that is also high in potassium.
Banana: High in antioxidants, vitamin B6, potassium and fiber! ( all of these work together to help our bodies function at their peek!).
Chia seeds: Rich in omega – 3 fatty acids that may contribute to an improvement of mood and memory .
Cinnamon: Full of antioxidants and anti-infmaitory properties to keep you healthy and fit.
Kcals: 315 Protein: 10 grams Carbs: 49 grams Fat:10 grams
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