Oatmeal with Organic Cocoa and Berries

It’s easy to make excuses during the work week that we don’t have time to have a good breakfast. I’ve been guilty of this, grabbing a quick coffee and a muffin while we rush, rush, rush.  These oats take exactly 3 minutes to cook and are so much more satisfying, tasty (and heart healthy) than the 600 sugar laden calories you might have a Starbucks.

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You Will Need: (for 1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup Organic Quick Oats
  • 1 cup water
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1tsp honey (or to taste). You can also sub with maple syrup, stevia or agave.
  • 1tsp organic dark cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • berries or fruit of your choice (tastes great with bananas too)
  • Optional – a splash of almond milk tastes great overtop the oats.

 

In a small pot over high heat, add 1 cup of water with a pinch of salt, honey, cocoa powder and cinnamon.  Bring water to a boil then add quick oats and stir.  Lower heat to the low setting and cook (stirring occasionally) for 3 minutes uncovered.  Remove from heat and stir in the coconut oil. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes to cool.  Serve with your choice of fruit and enjoy.

What I like best about this breakfast is that I feel satisfied until lunch time which avoids the snacking in between meals.  245 calories when served with 1 cup of berries.

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Love,

Jennifer

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