Overnight porridge oats have been a popular breakfast in recent years, but sadly oats are tricky for many women to tolerate in the morning.
However, swapping the oats with chia seeds can make for a much better tolerated alternative which is quick and easy to prepare and makes for a sweet and filling alternative.
Nutrient dense chia seeds are low carb, packed with goodness! They are high in fibre, protein, natural fats and antioxidants, making them a great choice for a gestational diabetes breakfast! They will also help your digestive system 😉
Chia seeds soak up liquids, swell and become gelatinous much like tapioca and so the texture is not to everyone's liking.
Overnight chia seeds
*can be made vegan and dairy free if using coconut milk
Add chia seeds, ground cinnamon, sweetener and milk to a jar or bowl (you need to leave some space for the chia seeds to swell)
Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
In the morning stir well, breaking up any clumps
Top with berries, seeds, more cinnamon and sweetener to your taste
This recipe can be played around with to suit your own tastes. Adding vanilla seeds, or a small amount of good quality vanilla extract works well, as does adding coconut flakes or nuts. Adding fruit or chocolate increases the carb amount and so if doing this, it will cause higher blood sugar levels.
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