A quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe that requires NO effort in the morning, and tastes delicious…
Oh, and it has chocolate in it! What’s not to love?
Here’s how to make it:
- 30g oats
- 1 small banana, sliced or chopped into small chunks
- 150g Liberte yogurt
- 1 tbsp cacao powder (dark cocoa powder is fine too)
- 1 tbsp date syrup (honey, maple syrup or agave nectar would all work fine too)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Unsweetened almond milk or other milk of choice – 150ml or enough to make it your desired consistency
- 1 square 70% dark chocolate (I used Lindt caramel with a touch of sea salt… so good!)
Combine the oats, yogurt, cinnamon, cacao and date syrup, then stir in enough milk to make it a fairly runny mixture.
Break the chocolate into pieces and stir that in along with the banana chunks.
Pop everything into a bowl or jar and cover with clingfilm, then pop it in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, voila! It’s ready to go 🙂
You might want to give it a stir to see if you’re happy with the consistency – if it’s too thick, just stir in a little more milk.
Can be enjoyed hot or cold, and can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days too.
Notes and Tweaks you can make
To keep calories and carbs from getting a little high, I’ve kept the oats at a relatively small amount of 30g and gone for a small banana. 150g yogurt does a good job of bulking this out anyway and if you make sure it’s a high protein yogurt such as Liberte plain or Total 0%, you get a good amount of protein in this meal too.
Remember it will still thicken up overnight, so you want to add enough milk to allow for that if you don’t like it super thick.
The chocolate is not completely necessary, but oh so worth it!
And of course, you can play around with the amount of cacao / date syrup to suit your tastes. Half a tbsp more cacao will make it darker and richer in taste; half a tbsp more date syrup will make it sweeter.
It’s a pretty adaptable recipe, so don’t be afraid to give it a tweak and find what tastes best to you 🙂