Looking for new ways to mix up your breakfast with superfoods?!
Chia is part of the mint family and a seed considered to be a superfood. Founded by the Aztecs, “chia” is a Mayan word for “strength”. Chia seeds have grown in popularity over the years due to the many health and nutritional benefits it provides. From omega-3’s, protein, calcium and gut balancing fibre, Prana ProactivCHIA is a versatile way of enhancing health and maintaining healthy gut flora. Added to smoothies, cereals, yogurts, salads, dressings or juices, the possibilities are endless!
Prana ProactivCHIA has two varieties: whole seeds in a 284g pack or ground in a 200g pack, both with a suggested MSRP of $7.99. They can be found at all major grocery chains, health foods stores as well as supermarkets with healthy living aisles across Canada. Certified organic, PRANA manufactures and markets healthy snacks, nuts and dried fruit that are also Kosher, vegan, preservative-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, sulfite-free and above all, free of compromise.
The ProactivCHIA is a new-to-market superfood which combines both the traditional goodness of chia seeds as well as probiotics. Each serving contains 4 billion CFUs of probiotics from 2 live strains (Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus helveticus).
I love chia seeds and since I’m always on the go, a good breakfast isn’t always in the stars. That’s why I love making overnight oatmeal with chia seeds! Since chia seeds can absorb liquids, it’s nice to add to an oatmeal.
ProactivCHIA Overnight Oatmeal
Prep time: 5 minutes + soaking overnight
Yield: 4 servings
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp nut butter (e.g. almond, hazelnut, walnut.. etc)
- 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (other fruit is OK too!)
- 1 tsp ProactivCHIA
- 1/4 tbsp lucuma powder (optional)
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl except the almond milk and maple syrup. Divide the mixture evenly between four Mason jars. (Easy to take out on the go with you!) Pour the milk and maple syrup on top, close the container and shake to mix everything together. Place in the fridge overnight and in the morning, add fresh seasonal fruit!
To find out more about PRANA and their new ProactivCHIA + probiotics, please visit their website.