One of the best things about this past week’s detox was learning to incorporate new ingredients in my everyday meals and actually quite enjoying them!! To make my special “Detox Oats and Blueberries” I added a tsp of chia seeds in to the normal oatmeal recipe to spice things up and pump up all the heath benefits. We all know oatmeal is already high in fiber and low in fat and calories making it a diet super star but with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of chia seeds this simple staple is unstoppable. First, cinnamon is great at curbing sugar cravings (I love adding it to my soy lattes!) plus it tastes pretty good to boot! Then the tsp of chia seeds comes in and provides essential fatty acids that you need to keep your energy up all day. This was especially important during the detox to keep my energy up but hey, I know you have a killer day ahead too so I’m sure you could use that first class energy! Did I mention that chia seeds don’t even taste like anything?! There a little pricey but you only need a sprinkle a day and chia seeds are the richest source of essential fatty acids from plant protein, so vegetarians and vegans especially, go nuts! Here’s my rendition on oats but have fun, use your favorite fruit (or whatever you have in the kitchen) and make it your own!
DETOX OATS AND BLUEBERRIES
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp of coconut almond milk (or any non dairy milk)
a bunch of blueberries (i used the whole baby package!)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of chia seeds
Pretty simple. Boil your oats in water as per normal oatmeal, then once it’s at the right consistency lower your burner to simmer and add your almond milk, blueberries, cinnamon and chia seeds! voila! Healthy, energy packed and low fat breakfast for you!
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