Chocolate oatmeal. Yes, I had chocolate for breakfast and it was wonderful! I was inspired by a post I stumbled upon yesterday written by one of my fave bloggers, Pastry Affair. Being me and unable to ever follow a recipe, of course I made some modifications. But the end product was exactly what I was looking for... [It was chocolaty... what else could I want?!]
- 1/4 c. instant oats
- 1 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 small banana, thinly sliced
- Add 1/2 c. boiling water and stir together until creamy!
- I topped my oatmeal with Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Granola, sprinkle of hemp seeds, and a spoonful of creamy almond butter.
[I love all the micro details of my oatmeals... the oat flakes, the gel-like chia seeds, the green hemp seeds, the banana chunks, the creamy almond butter with specks of almond skin, the flex seeds in the crunchy granola. Each component makes the whole product.]
...do you ever feel like you need that something at the end of a meal to actually feel not too full but "just right"? For me, it usually comes in the form of a sweet treat with tea. But for breakfast, it's usually a piece of fruit... or banana with almond butter!
Yes, I literally just needed a little piece of a banana with a spoonful of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon to feel complete and ready to take the day!
So off on my chocolate-banana-almond butter-high-at-7am I go to class!
Have a wonderful Tuesday! Treat yourself to a wonderful breakfast this morning. Whether or not it comes in chocolate form. You deserve a treat first thing in the morning :) And, no, you don't have to have brown eyes to do so!
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