Chocolate Oatmeal

By doniahilal  

June 22, 2015

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A healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert!

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Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup almond milk

1 banana, mashed

1 tbsp almond/ peanut butter

2 squares , 60-70% dark chocolate

flaxseeds and almond flakes, optional

Directions

Add oats and milk to a pot and cook on medium heat until the milk starts to heat up.

Add banana, nut butter, and dark chocolate to the pot and cook for 5 minutes until the oatmeal thickens up and the chocolate has melted.

Serve oatmeal in a bowl and sprinkle with flaxseeds, almond flakes, or any topping of your choice.

Dessert for breakfast is not an offer that many can refuse! Make sure your day gets off on a good start with this Chocolate Oatmeal recipe. Don’t listen to anyone that tells you oatmeal is boring or doesn’t taste good - there are 101 ways to cook it! You can make it for breakfast everyday using different additions and each time it will taste a little bit different.

Oats contain two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre has been shown to decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol levels in our body while insoluble fibre adds bulk to the diet, making us feel fuller for longer and decrease constipation. Dark chocolate contains a range of different health benefits, from heart health, stress relief, to anti-aging and antioxidant effects. And together they make one unforgettable combo.

Donia Hilal is a certified nutritionist with a degree in Nutrition from King’s College London. Her work focuses on women’s health in the Middle East, wellness, weight loss, and optimal pre- and post-natal nutrition. Passionate about real food and evidence based nutrition advice, Donia welcomes and enjoys guiding clients throughout every stage of their journey towards a healthier, happier life.

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