Well, due to some skin issues I’ve been having, dairy can no longer be a part of my life. It’s pretty sad because I am a greek yogurt fanatic!!! Oh well… I love a challenge and finding substitutions will just fuel my fire 🙂
So I know the real reason you clicked on this post. Chocolate at any time of the day is awesome, but chocolate for breakfast time really takes the “Cake”…(chocolate cake?)
Your mother would have probably forbid this idea. “Breakfast is NOT the time for desert!” Well I say EAT YOUR DESERT WHENEVER YOU WANT!
Chocolate Oatmeal Heaven
- 1/2 cup dry rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp chia seeds**
- 1 tbs coco powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 2 packets stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla
- FRUIT! (I used a banana, blue berries, black berries, raspberries and strawberries)
- Optional (add 1 tbs nut butter….Reeces oatmeal perhaps?)
Combine oats, water and chia in a bowl (mix so that the chia seeds are dispersed amongst the oatmeal). Cook for 2 and a half minutes depending on microwave). Add coco powder, stevia and vanilla. Mix completely (you will start to smell an amazing chocolaty aroma…your welcome. Top with fruit, and ENJOY!
**Chia seeds are awesome. They expand when they are introduced to liquids. Cooking them at a high temperature with the oatmeal enhances their expansion and gives a nice bulk to the oatmeal. They also aid in hydration and are a complete protein!
This is a great choice for breakfast. The oats are a complete protein, which will help to keep you full until lunch time. The chia seeds are a complete protein, and help with hydration and fullness. The fiber from the fruit will also keep you full, and give you a nice healthy sugar boost to start your morning..
—and who said that chocolate was unacceptable in the morning?!