Chia Seeds, Oat Flakes and a Peanut Butter Flavor for Breakfast? Part 1

Here is a recipe I found while surfing for some Chia Seed ideas. It is another of the overnight variety. Mr Lazy Cook likes these because you fix it the night before and leave it in the fridge. In the morning you take it out of the fridge and it is ready to eat. Easy, peasy.

I am sharing this having just prepared it. I will post an addendum on it tomorrow after I taste it. Mr. Lazy Cook may need to do some tweaking. The proportions are somewhat smaller than the first Chia Seed overnight one. You can check it out here.

Here is a jar of powdered peanut butter as used in the recipe

Here are the makings of our Overnight Peanut Butter Banana Vanilla Chia Oats

1/3 c dry oats
2/3 c lowfat vanilla soy milk, 
1 Tsp Chia Seeds, 
1 Tsp PB2 
Vanilla Stevia, 
1/2 banana diced in the overnight mixture and the other 1/2 diced fresh in the a.m.
I need to explain one element to you that was also foreign to me. On the fourth line is 1 Tsp PB2. I don’t know if you know what PB2 is. Don’t feel bad. I didn’t either.

PB2 is an ingenious low fat and low calorie substitute for peanut butter. It is, in fact, powdered peanut butter. The label boasts 85% less fat calories than regular peanut butter. PB2 is  created by slow roasting and pressing to remove the oil and fat. The result is “a natural roasted peanut butter flavor.”

Clearly, peanut butter in its regular form, even if you were willing to consume the extra fat and calories, would be difficult to combine very well into this mixture. The powder was a snap.

So, right now, this heady concoction is in my fridge marinating and getting ready for me to add the final bananas and consume tomorrow morning.

Here is the nutritional breakdown:

Calories 300, Tot Fat 6.1 grams, Sat fat 0.4 grams, Cholesterol none,
Sodium 88.8 mg, Carbohydrates 54 grams, Fiber 8.3 grams and
Protein 11 grams.

This is clearly a really nutritious dish – nice chunk of fiber and protein, not too much sodium. Hopefully, it will be tasty, too. I know that the flavor of peanut butter combines well with bananas.

Posted Thursday morning: Ok, I just finished enjoying this dish for breakfast. The fresh banana proved a very nice addition. I think next time I make it I will use more of the PB2. It was a little subtle for my taste, but a nice addition.


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