The rainy season is upon us and if ever you needed a bowl or a mug of something warm and comforting it is now. The awesome news is that comfort food does not have to be unhealthy, you can make you comfort food health supportive.
Yes chocolate loving me had to make a bowl of chocolate oatmeal. Predictable I know, but nothing speaks comfort for me, more than a bowl or a bite of something warm and chocolatey. This bowl of chocolate oatmeal is so simple and quick to make.
It can be made quick those mornings you are in a rush to work or a meeting or even the night before and just warmed. You can also choose the topping you love. My go to toppings on any oatmeal of smoothie bowl are banana, kiwi, mango dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut and berries.
Your toppings should provide that extra dose of nutrition. For instance the dried cranberries are best known for helping prevent Urinary Tract Infections . The high level of antioxidant proanthocyanidins (PACs) in cranberries helps to stop certain bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract walls thus preventing infections.
Seeds and nuts are great protein and fat sources that will help make your breakfast bowl more satisfying and nutritious. Good fat, protein and fiber sources help in stabilizing your blood sugar thus preventing those crashes in energy that make us want to binge eat.
Make your own comfort, make it nutritious and make it taste amazing! [lt_recipe name=”Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl ” servings=”1″ prep_time=”5 MINS” cook_time=”10 MINS” total_time=”15 MINS” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” ingredients=”1/2 cup rolled oats;1/2 cup water ;1/2 cup almond milk;1 teaspoon cinnamon;Pinch of salt;2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips;;For the toppings;1 banana;Handful of dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, barley grits and shredded coconut” ]Put oat, water and milk in a pot and bring to a boil.;While stirring add the cinammon and salt. Once it thicken reduce heat and cook for two more minutes.;Remove pot from the stove and add the dark chocolate. Stir it in as it melts so that the entire oat porridge is covered in chocolate goodness.;Slice the banana and add with the rest of toppings. You can also serve with your desired toppings. Enjoy and keep warm![/lt_recipe]