Break Your Fast With Choco Blueberry Oatmeal
Hi there! If you’re here because you’re looking for an easy to make, healthy, and filling breakfast recipe, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s recipe is brought to you by the one and only @upcloseandhealthy and it's made up some of my favourite things: blueberries, oats, and… *drum roll* cocoa! Yes, there’s chocolate in this breakfast option, and guess what? It’s still a nutritious meal, proving that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a boring one.
Keep It Cool
If you’re not a big fan of warm oatmeal, I’ve got good news for you: you can have it cool! With an overnight oats recipe like this one, you can do the cooking the night before and place it in the fridge for a hearty meal the next day. Make sure you store it in an airtight container to let the oats get soaked properly.
Fun Fact: If you leave your oatmeal in an airtight container in the fridge, it can last up to 5 days. Imagine how creamy it’ll be by then, YUM! Try to stir it every other day so the oats don’t separate from the liquid. One more tip: add the fresh fruits or nuts right before you eat the oatmeal.
Coming In Hot
Of course, there are some of you who do enjoy a nice, warm breakfast (especially if it’s getting cold where you live!). This is also possible with this recipe. You can prepare everything the night before and in the morning, warm it up in a pot or microwave, top up with some more blueberries and honey, and enjoy!
Why Do We Love Overnight Oats?
- Timing is everything, and in the case of oats, soaking them overnight just makes them taste better. The oats had a chance to soak in the milk or water (whatever liquid you chose) and the texture you’ll be getting is a lot creamier. Sign me up!
Another benefit to preparing the night before is that you don’t have to wake up extra early to prepare your breakfast.
I’ve mentioned this before in many of my blogs but it bears repeating: oats are super filling! Have a bowl in the morning and you’ll forget about food for the rest of the day… (or until lunchtime, they’re not magic.)
Oats are the gift that keeps on giving! They provide you with vitamin B, iron, fiber, antioxidants, and zinc, all super important nutrients that your body needs.
- Having trouble going to the bathroom? You may have heard how helpful oats can help digestion.
Alright, now that we got all the science-y stuff out of the way, it’s time for the Cocoa Blueberry Oatmeal recipe!
1 cup oats
1 tbsp cocoa
¼ cup blueberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup oat milk (or any milk of choice)
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
Place ALL of the ingredients in a pot (yes, even the blueberries), mix well, and cook until thick oatmeal is formed.
A handful of chopped almonds
Quinoa puffs (optional)
Nutrition info per serving: 290 kcal
44 g carbohydrates