(that’s right. chocolate oatmeal.)
Who doesn’t like chocolate? No seriously, who are you? Everyone likes chocolate. You know what else everyone likes? Eating chocolate for breakfast. I’ve finally perfected my creamy, cocoa-y recipe for healthy gluten and dairy free chocolate oatmeal. It’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants—a great way to start the day!
You will need:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 tsp Hershey’s Special Dark 100% Cocoa Powder
- 1 TBSP ground flaxseed
- 1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Green Superfood
1. Combine water, almond milk, oats, cocoa powder, and flaxseed in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. You can experiment with the ratios here- I like creamy oats, so I use twice the recommended amount of liquid, but you can omit the water or the almond milk, or use another kind of dairy-free milk. As long as you have at least 1 cup of liquid, you’ll be set.
2. Once the oats have absorbed the liquid, scoop into a bowl. Usually mine cook for about 7-10 minutes but it really depends on the amount of liquid you use. And you can’t really go wrong, so don’t worry, just watch.
3. Add one scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green Superfood and stir. The powder will blend with the chocolate oats so well that you’ll barely be able to taste the 30-some fruits and veggies you’re consuming.
4. Careful; this part is essential: Using your favorite utensil, enjoy. And then, 24 hours later, enjoy again.
Some notes about my chocolate oatmeal: It’s not sweet because I didn’t use any sweetener. I like the bitter, dark chocolate taste, but if that’s not your thing, you can use a sweetened nut milk, or simply add sugar/brown sugar/agave/stevia, etc. Sometimes I stir in a square of dark chocolate. You can also add 1 tsp of your favorite jam; this will sweeten up your oatmeal and mask any leftover grassy taste from the Superfood powder.
What’s your favorite breakfast food? Are you a sit-down-and-enjoy-your-breakfast person, or are you a grab-and-go person? (Guess which one I am?)