Monday, October 4, 2010

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Chocolate at Breakfast?

Yes. It is possible to have chocolate at breakfast AND have it be nutritious. Actually cocoa itself is rather good for you. For a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, there is only 10 calories, half a gram of fat, 2 grams of fiber, and NO sugar. Not to mention the antioxidants. So no you can't have a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast, but you can have that chocolate flavor without the guilt.

This morning I made one of my new favorite breakfast ideas : Chocolate Oatmeal. To me it tastes like an unbaked chocolate oatmeal cookie. If you're a chocolate fan, you'll love this breakfast.

First i cook rolled oats according to the directions: Usually 1/2 cups oats to 1 cup of water. ( I use about 3/4 cup water, and add a little milk after it's cooked if it's too thick.) 

Then I add about 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon, and about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of truvia or any type of sweetener you like. I feel it is necessary to add some sort of sweetener in order to cut out the bitterness of the cocoa. But you can change the amounts of any of the ingredients according to your tastes.

Stir in and enjoy! You can also add some chopped nuts or raisins for some texture. This breakfast tastes like it should be worse for you then it is, but all in all it is delicious, and of course nutritious. 

Nutrition Facts Per 1/2 c rolled oats cooked with 1 c of water: 160 calories, 3.5g of fat, 4g of protein, and  7g of fiber.

1 comment:

  1. my favorite! you should add the apple thing! yummmm


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