Make a warm bowl or leave it overnight, this one takes no time and is great to start your day on a healthy note
If there is one thing I eat for breakfast at least 5 days of the week is a nice pretty bowl of Oatmeal.
A pretty bowl you ask? Yes, PRETTY…..I love to oomph it up by simply adding fruits and nuts in a way that is pleasing to the eye because we first eat with our eyes no? And what better than starting the day with a good hearty bowl of deliciousness which is also healthy at the same time?
This has been my go to recipe for months now, I use the same to make a warm bowl of oats that takes literally 5-10 minutes to put together in the morning or I pop it into the fridge overnight so I have my breakfast ready when I’m up in the morning. Who wants to cook a complicated meal after just getting out of the bed right? I DON’T! And honestly speaking, I don’t know if its a psychological thing, but the days I eat this, I crave less for chocolates later in the day because I know I’ve had a good dose of cocoa already.
Anyhoo, the recipe I’m sharing today is that for the warm bowl and includes quantities I usually make, however, if you feel like it isn’t enough for you, feel free to adjust accordingly 🙂
For the Overnight Oats bowl, the recipe would be the same, except the addition of Chia Seeds along with the oats mixture (Quantity mentioned under notes)
For the oats base:
2 tbsp Instant/ Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
3/4 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Banana mashed
1 cup Almond milk
2-3 drops of Vanilla Extract
Nuts (Walnuts go really well)
Fruits of choice
*Almond milk can be replaced with any milk of your choice
*For Overnights Oats bowl, add 1 tbsp chia seeds along with all the ingredients mentioned above, combine and leave it in the fridge. Next morning, add the toppings of your choice.
*A sweetner such as Maple syrup, Honey or stevia can be used, however, I find that the mashed Banana does the job.
*You can even use Nut Butter of choice as a topping.
In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients mentioned above. On low flame, cook till the oats is done. If consistency is too thick, add some more milk.
Transfer to a bowl and add toppings of your choice 🙂