Entertainment of Sunday, 12 March 2017
Start your day proper with this delicious and highly nutritious chocolate oatmeal smoothie. Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast!
Oatmeal is a popular and healthy breakfast option. You can take your oatmeal to a whole new level of flavor and nutrition by blending with a few choice ingredients. One of those ingredients being one of my all-time favorites, cacao, or raw chocolate.
Before we get to the recipe let’s take a look at some of the top health benefits of oatmeal:
Immune system booster
Full of antioxidants
Supports a healthy heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
High in fiber
Excellent source of magnesium
For maximum digestion and nutrient assimilation you must properly prepare your oats.
Please don’t skip this preparation.
Here’s a quick step by step for properly preparing your oatmeal:
Soak 1 cup rolled oats in 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons acid (lemon juice, liquid whey, apple cider vinegar, or yogurt) for about 8 hours. Soaking overnight is convenient.
Add another cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to soaked oats, stir, heat to a low simmer, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
Consume with liberal amounts of butter and cream or toss into a smoothie.
To save time prepare 2-3 cups at once and refrigerate for use over the next week or two.
For those of you that don’t know I have a serious weakness for chocolate. I just can’t seem to keep it out of my smoothies no matter how hard I try 🙂 Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice
1/2 cup rolled oats (soaked and cooked)
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup raspberries
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
1/2 tablespoon honey (substitute maple syrup or stevia)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon grass-fed butter
1/2 cup strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or any other berry
Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.
Vitamin A: 5% RDA
Vitamin C: 28% RDA
Calcium: 28% RDA
Iron: 6% RDA
I’d love to know if you try this chocolate oatmeal smoothie and how you liked it. Please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!