Peanut Butter Banana & Chia Oatmeal
If you are looking for a healthy breakfast that won’t leave you hungry by mid-morning, look no further!
This delicious breakfast boasts 11 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber per serving. Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed your gut microbiome.
Did You Know
Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed probiotics.
So why are whole grains a better source of fiber in the grain umbrella? Unlike whole grains, refined grains only have an endosperm. Refined grains cannot provide you with the full breadth of vitamins, nutrients, and fibers that a balanced diet requires. Some fiber-rich grains include barley, buckwheat, and rye, which are ingredients usually used in certain bread products. Roughly 2 grams of these grains can give you 10 percent and more of your recommended daily fiber intake. A few other sources of fiber that may be a bit easier to incorporate into your diet are things like oats, quinoa, and brown rice. While 1 gram of these grains may produce less than 10 percent of your daily value, they can still help contribute to a balanced diet.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 3 cups water, non-dairy milk or a blend of both
- tbsp. peanut butter or any type of nut butter
- Add oats, banana slices, chia seeds, cinnamon, and sea salt to a pot. Add water and stir to combine. Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats and the chia seeds don’t clump. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
- Portion oats into a bowl and serve with peanut butter, banana slices, and a sprinkle of chia seeds. Add a splash of non-dairy milk and/or maple syrup on top before serving, if desired.
(Recipe adapted from Eating Bird Food)