What’s For Breakfast?
Oats, rich with fiber and unique antioxidants help remove bad cholesterol, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, enhance immune response to infection, help protect from breast cancer source
Oats are also known to produce a chemical that releases testosterone into the blood supply.
Whilst eating grains altogether can be a controversial subject, oats represent one of the safer, gluten-free variety.
I share a really simple recipe that has become one of my favorite choices for breakfast.
This pudding is really filling, slow-release energy and packed with healthy ingredients. It provides antioxidants and feel-good serotonin from the cocoa, protein from hemp/chia, good fats from coconut oil, omega-3 from nuts and numerous other beneficial nutrients, vitamins and minerals – all you need to have a fabulous and productive day!
As a bonus, it limits cravings for chocolate so I eat it as a snack or even sometimes as a dessert 🙂
You can add almost anything to it – coconut milk, cinnamon, almonds, vanilla… whatever you feel like – here is one of my favorite combinations designed to provide a complete breakfast.
Oatmeal Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Water – 1 liter (4 cups)
Oats – 120gr. (1.5 cup) (oatmeal, organic and free of any additives)
Pinch of salt
1-2 tbs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tbs Organic Hemp Powder or Chia Seeds
2 tbs Raw Organic Cocoa Powder
1-2 tbp Raw Honey or 2 medjool dates
1 tbs Walnuts (or other nuts)
1 tbs of berries for topping.
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
In a medium sized saucepan bring the 4 cups of water to boil. Sprinkle the oatmeal over the boiling water, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps from forming. Add a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to low and allow the porridge to simmer for 10-15 minutes (see the product directions), stirring occasionally.
Let it cool (important! so you don’t destroy the beneficial properties of honey, raw cocoa etc.) and then add the rest of the ingredients. I like using a hand blender to make a smooth, pudding like texture.
You can eat it warm or refrigerate and eat later.
Enjoy and let your day begin!
Please feel free to comment/share your favorite Oatmeal porridge recipe.