What could be better than a new breakfast recipe? Indeed, a breakfast recipe with chocolate!
Dark chocolate. I don’t eat it every day, but when it’s in my kitchen pantry I can enjoy it very much. Funny fact is that as a child I actually considered pure dark chocolate the most horrible thing ever made in a chocolate factory. Luckily, that’s different nowadays, because good chocolate is healthy. Real dark chocolate (minimum of 75% cocoa) is actually quite satisfying. After one or two blocks you’ll crave no more. I eat my chocolate pure or wrap it in a dried fig. Very yummy! Pay attention as to with chocolate you buy. Always go for chocolate with cacao and not cacoa (this is the processed version with no health benefits) and also make sure the chocolate contains minimal or no sugars. You can of course also make your own chocolate, click here for the recipe.
By accident I discovered that dropping just 1 block of pure chocolate turns my oatmeal porridge into a true chocolate delight.
For me, oatmeal porridge is usually something I would eat after my morning smoothie if I still feel hungry after my workout.
For those who find pure chocolate too bitter, this recipe might be a way for you to “learn”to enjoy it. Dark sugar-free and milk-free chocolate with cocoa is much healthier and contain lots of anti-oxidants.
I can highly recommend you to also drop a piece of pure chocolate into your oatmeal.
How do I make my oatmeal?
Maybe it’s because I believe in the power of raw foods, but I always feel that when I cook my food thoroughly that all good health benefits will be lost. So therefore I don’t cook my oatmeal. Also, oats contain high levels of phytic acid and avenin. Soaking the oats will reduce antinutrients and will help to unlock the nutrients. To soak oats, just mix together 1 cup of steel-cut oats to 1 cup of luke warm filtered water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for at least 12 hours.
The next morning I will heat some almond milk and add this to the oatmeal while it’s still hot. Add your block of pure chocolate as well and stir.
Then the fun part, the topping. I often use sunflower seeds, goji berries and açai powder. Açai berries are loaded with antioxidants which help to release toxins from the body. Açai berries contain 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries.
There it is! A delicious dessert….I mean breakfast without any gluten, wheat, sugar or dairy.
What‘s your favorite breakfast?
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