My Go-To Superfood Oatmeal {Cacao with Banana and Chia}

Supercharge your breakfast with this Chocolate Banana Oatmeal recipe! Boosted with superfoods like chia seeds + cacao, it’s delicious hot or cold!

chocolate for breakfast, yes please. raw, cold-pressed, milled at low temperatures chocolate that is {aka not super processed hershey’s chocolate}.

not that you need any convincing to eat chocolate for breakfast, but if you do {or if you just geek out on this nutritional stuff like i do} you can read about all the benefits of raw cacao below…or skip straight to the tasty recipe and enjoy!

the bean of the cacao plant is the nutritional and flavorful source for all chocolate and cocoa products. however, our not alway so mindful food industry tends to ultra-process this beautiful bean stripping it of all it’s nutrients. yet, have no fear, navitas naturals is here and you too can purchase raw cacao the way it was meant to be consumed.

cacao a naturally rich antioxidant and great source of fiber is also one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium, flavanols {naturally occurring antioxidant found in various types of plants} and polyphenols {more complex antioxidants with super awesome health benefits related to cardiovascular health}.

so get a little chocolate crazy and add raw cacao to your green smoothies, baked treats or in this case oatmeal.

to make it even better, top one superfood, raw cacao, with another super-seed, chia seeds to add even more fiber, antioxidants and even a little healthy fat and protein to your morning oats.

raw cacao banana chia oatmeal
 
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chocolate for breakfast {raw, cold-pressed cacao that is}.
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Recipe type: breakfast, oatmeal
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 c old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ -1 c hot water or nut milk
  • ½ -1 banana {sliced}
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1-2 tsp chia seeds
  • cinnamon to taste
  • optional: 1 scoop protein of choice {whey, hemp, vegan}
Instructions
  1. heat the oatmeal and water/milk in a pot on high heat.
  2. once it starts boiling, turn the heat to low and add more water/milk if needed. depending on how much time you have, let your oatmeal simmer on very low heat until it's thick and creamy.
  3. when the oats are cooked to your liking, add the cacao powder, cinnamon, sliced banana, optional protein and stir. you may need to add more water/milk at this time as well.
  4. pour in a bowl and sprinkle chia seeds and top with extra banana slices.
Notes
*if low on time you can always just heat water/milk over stove or in a teapot. combine all ingredients in bowl, add hot water/milk, stir and enjoy!
**you can also make this into an overnight oats recipe by combining all ingredients in a mason jar and store in the fridge overnight {note, no need to heat water/milk just add all cold and dry ingredients together}.

ps – i like this recipe even better in a mason jar as overnight oats.

note, i am in no way, shape or form afflilated or associated with navitas naturals and their 100% pure cacao powder that is organic, kosher, non-gmo, gluten free and raw. i just love their product {you can purchase it on amazon or maybe even find it at your local grocer in the organic section}.

 

 

4 comments
    • Britney – yes, I love raw cacao as well {in oats, coffee, almond milk, energy balls and more}. Please do give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! xo- lindsey