Chocolatey Nutty Overnight Oats
Who said you can't have chocolate for breakfast? Not me! This super easy to make, tasty, healthy, crunchy breakfast bowl is high in fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats and not too sweet. I've used maple syrup as it is lower glycemic than sugar and contains some minerals and antioxidants making a better choice of sweetener. The amount you use depends on your sweetness preference. In this recipe, the amount is on the less sweet side. If you're trying to control your blood sugar I encourage you to use less maple syrup than suggested in the recipe or try the natural low-calorie sweetener, stevia. This chocolate version of oats is a great way to kick start your day and give you a boost of energy since cocoa contains some caffeine. This is also a great opportunity to drink less coffee (just for one day)! Add your favourite nuts and seeds. All nuts and seeds contain healthy fats, minerals, fibre and protein. And I do encourage you to add fruit, such as berries, for added nutrition and flavour. This recipe serves two.
2/3 cup rolled oats (I used gluten-free)
1-1.25 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1.5 Tbsp. maple syrup
10 almonds, crushed
20 pumpkin seeds, crushed
add: small handful berries or chopped fruit
1. Preparation should take place in the evening.
2. Place oats, almond milk, cocoa, and maple syrup in a bowl and mix well.
3. Cover bowl with a small plate and leave in fridge until morning.
4. Place in two bowls, add crushed nuts & seeds and fruit in each bowl, and enjoy! (if you're having this solo save the other half for later)