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The Best Thing About WordPress….

on June 21, 2012

…is all the fantastic recipes that I am stumbling across as I follow and click my way through so many great blogs.  I think so far I have made 5 or 6 recipes that have come from other blog sites and they have all be great.

Last night I tried a recipe “Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar” that comes from SkinnyTaste.com  This recipe is quick, simple and great for grab-and-go.  Recipe details:

Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 jar • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 244.9 • Fat: 10.8 g • Carbs: 35.4 g • Fiber: 8.5 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 12 g
Sodium: 94.7 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim, soy)
  • 1/4 medium banana, sliced (freeze the rest for smoothies!)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
  • pinch cinnamon

Optional toppings:

  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans (or any nut)

Directions:

Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight. Add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy the next day!

I made a few modifications to the recipe since I didn’t have any blueberries or stevia.  Instead I added some frozen raspberries since I didn’t have any fresh berries in the house, and I used about a half tablespoon of honey since I didn’t have any stevia.  I put it all in the jar, gave it a shake and stuck it in the fridge.  This morning, I grabbed the jar, tucked it in my laptop bag and headed down to work.  Once I got to work I made a cup of tea, grabbed a spoon and opened the lid, gave it a stir, and enjoyed every last spoonful.  So good.   Before I go to bed I’m making another jar to have for breakfast at work tomorrow!

This was the first recipe that I used Chia Seeds in.  I bought some a while back when I read about them, likely in Clean Eating Magazine.  I guess they were okay. I really don’t think I could taste them, which is probably good.  They didn’t impact the taste and I got all the nutritional benefits they offer.  Check out this link to learn about the benefits of chia:  http://www.joyoushealth.ca/2010/09/09/8-health-benefits-of-chi-chi-chia-blood-sugar-belly-fat-more/  While you are there, poke around the rest of the Joyous Health website…she’s got lots of great recipes and all kinds of interesting facts about nutrition and healthy living.

Have you tried Chia Seeds yet?  Do you have any great Chia recipes?

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8 responses to “The Best Thing About WordPress….

  1. you can find all kinds of fun things online

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  2. Joyous says:

    Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 Your blog name is cute.

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