Breakfast Prep

I’m getting up a lot earlier these days with 8 a.m. classes and a nearly hour long drive to school so I’ve gotten in the habit of prepping my breakfasts on Sunday in order to eat them in the car on the way to school.

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Every Sunday I cook up a big pot oatmeal and mix it with honey and ground flaxseed and divvy it up into 3-5 containers.

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I also bust out a couple of jars and create overnight oats with chia seeds.

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Prana chia seeds contains4 billion CFUs of probiotics from 2 live strains (Lactobacillusacidophilus and Lactobacillus helveticus). They’re a great source of vegan omega-3, protein, calcium and gut balancing fibre.

In the mornings, I just have to pop an oatmeal in the microwave and add fruit and almonds or top of my overnight oats/chia seeds with thawed frozen raspberries and I’m ready to go!

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It keeps me full all morning and I like having something on the sweet side to kick off my day.

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10 Benefits of Oatmeal

(Source: lifehack.org)

1. Helps control weight.

2. Reduces blood pressure.

3. Reduces cholesterol.

4. Shields your skin.

5. Lowers risk of colon cancer.

6. Stabilizes blood sugar.

7. Enhance athletic performance.

8. Enhances immune response to disease.

9. Helps you sleep.

10. Promotes antioxidant activity.

 

9 Benefits of Chia Seeds 

(Source: Huffington Post)

  1. Combat Diabetes by slowing down digestion.
  2. Get More Fibre
  3. Stock Up On Omega-3
  4. Stronger Teeth And Bones (18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium)
  5. Has 30% Daily Recommended Intake of Manganese
  6. 27% daily value of Phosphorus
  7. Source of Protein
  8. Get Full. Faster
  9. Improve Heart Health

 

 

Disclaimer: Prana sent me the chia seeds to try out but my thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

3 Comments

  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub December 14, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I love oatmeal and chia seeds. But driving and eating that oatmeal is dangerous!

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    • Betty Livin December 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

      I know! But it’s just so darn convenient. I also drive and eat tacos……

      Reply
  • Kaella On The Run December 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I was just going to say.. distracted driving haha!

    Oatmeal is amazing though!

    Reply

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