It kind of looks like regular old oatmeal, but appearances can be deceiving...
Our hearty, soul-warming Chai Oatmeal is made with an organic grain mixture of steel-cut oats, quinoa, millet, brown rice, and flax seed all rounded out with a perfectly balanced house-mixed chai spice blend and topped with walnuts, dried cranberries, and raw local honey.
We challenge you to find a healthier way to start your day. Go ahead, we’re watching!
Learn more about each of the grains in our five-grain chai spiced oatmeal:
The benefits of steel-cut oats exceed the benefits of rolled oats because of the way they are processed. Steel-cut oats are dense and chewy because of the way they are cut, which helps them retain more fiber and protein. Compared to rolled oats, steel-cut oats have the same amount of protein but have a lower Glycemic Index.
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant based foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. With 8 grams of protein per cup, quinoa is a great plant-based protein source for vegetarians and vegans. This supergrain has almost twice as much fiber as most other grains and is rich in magnesium, high in riboflavin (B2), and high in manganese.
This gluten-free grain has been a staple in Asia and India for nearly 10,000 years. Millet is high in dietary fiber and antioxidants that promotes healthy blood sugar, discourages the development of cataracts, defends against gallstones, and supports cardiovascular health.
Brown rice has the side hull and bran, which provide the "natural wholeness" to the grain and contain the proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. For those trying to lose weight or have diabetes, brown rice is a healthful staple given its low glycemic rating which helps reduce insulin spikes.
Flaxseed was cultivated as early as 3000 BC. Popular in crackers to frozen waffles and our chai spiced oatmeal, flaxseed is high omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans and fiber. Research indicates that flaxseeds may reduce risks of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes, and hot flashes.