Both Chia seeds and oats are great for a calorie controlled diet and create the feeling of fullness which means you will eat less as such aid weight loss.
Both chia seeds and oats are whole grain fibers that are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. They both expand in the stomach to give the feeling of fullness which keeps hunger at bay and reduces the desire to eat. So if you are seeking to reduce your appetite and food consumption, both chia seeds and oats are ideal combination.
To make chia seeds and oats smoothies, I usually combine them with other fruits. For this recipe, I used raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. I love to change the colors of smoothies because colors make me happy – so eating colorful foods feeds my brain and my body as well.
I like berries because they are antioxidants-rich as such are very beneficial to our skin and our bodies as well. Berries are also nutrient rich and gives our skin radiance that is free of radicals.
This chia seeds, oats and berries smoothie recipe includes:
1 serving spoon of dry oats
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
A handful of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
Quarter cup of water
1. Boil some water and soak both dry oats and chia seeds in a bowl. I soak them together or you could soak them separately. After some minutes, both oats and chia seeds will swell up.
2. Pour swollen oats and chia seeds into a blender.
3. Pour berries into the blender.
4. Pour in water and blend the mix into a very smooth paste. If it is too thick, add a little amount of water.
Serve and drink.
If dry oats rather than pre-soaked oats is used, once smoothie is made, allow to sit to let the oats soak and absorb the moisture from the water and fruits before consuming as dry oats when consumed without moisture causes constipation.
Both oats and chia seeds are good for gut health as such you will not feel constipated but lighter.