Looking for a quick, healthy, delicious breakfast that even your kids will love? Look no further! Oats are full of healthy fiber. Cocoa powder, coconut butter and chia seeds are all superfoods. Add in some blueberries and bit of sweet and you have something healthy that tastes great!
Some of the ingredients aren’t in all grocery stores. Check the notes below the recipes for more information and links.
Chocolate Oatmeal: A Delicious 3-minute Superfood Breakfast
Blend your oats until they’re broken down into small bits. They don’t have to look like flour, but you want them small. Alternately, you can just start with instant oats (the unsweetened kind), but this method is quick, cheap and easy.
Put oats, cocoa powder, coconut manna and coconut sugar in a bowl. Pour boiling water over them and stir. Wait a minute or so, then stir in the chia seeds and blueberries. Voila!
Tip- if you're feeding an impatient toddler, stirring in frozen berries will instantly make the oatmeal cool enough to eat.
(optional) Take a pinch of oats and make an offering to the spirit of Wilford Brimley, the patron saint of oatmeal. This can be done by tossing oats over your shoulder or sprinkling them on the ground.
Cocoa powder is high in iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. Get a high-quality brand of raw cocoa powder for the best taste and highest nutritional content.
Coconut butter boosts your immune system and helps the body generate energy (helping with weight loss and athletic performance).
Chia seeds are amazing little nutritional powerhouses. They have 8x more omega-3 fats than salmon, 5x more calcium than milk, 7x more vitamin C than oranges and 3x more iron than spinach. They’re also high in protein and extremely high in soluble fiber. All of that is a bit misleading, since there’s only so many you’ll eat in one sitting. The name of the game is to hide them in food whenever you can.
Coconut sugar isn’t a healthy food, but as sweeteners go, it’s one of the best ones out there. There is just enough in this recipe to give it the sweet chocolatey taste without overwhelming anything. Feel free to experiment with xylitol or stevia if you want something lower in sugar.
Mt. Capra mineral whey is highly recommended if you are making this for kids under 10 years old. It gives all the bone-building benefits of milk, without the negatives. The owners of Mt. Capra are naturopathic doctors, who use their knowledge to create healthy products and supplements. This is my favorite offering of theirs.
Note- Links are given for ingredients which are out of the ordinary, so you know what to look for. Most should be available at natural grocery stores. Amazon is a nice fall back, and I get a small commission on purchases made from these links.