I love oatmeal as a go to breakfast option for a lot of reasons. Oats are not only incredibly nutritious, containing antioxidants, loads of soluble fiber, and a host of other vitamins and minerals that support a healthy heart and healthy blood sugar levels, oats are also extremely filling and insanely versatile. I’ve never met a food that can be topped with so many different things and still taste so delicious. I’ll admit it. A lot of my oat bowls are pretty damn decadent, almost bordering on a piping hot bowl of guilty pleasure that blurs the line between healthy food and healthy junk food. But c’mon. What’s life without a little bit of pleasure? Besides, the only thing even remotely junky about this recipe is the chocolate chips, and even those only have two ingredients. Dark chocolate and cane sugar. That’s a far cry from starting the day off with a bowl of boxed cereal or that sugar laden pastry that you so love to eat in the mornings.
I’ve aptly dubbed this bowl of deliciousness the “Goddess super food loaded oatmeal bowl of yum”. Do you know why? Well the first reason is because I obviously don’t care about seo and indexing in google search engines. The second reason is because I believe that we’re all gods and goddesses and this bowl of goodness right here that’s packed with delicious nutritious superfoods is a perfect fit for such worthy titles. Did you know that goji berries have been used for thousands of years in eastern medicine to promote anti aging, liver health, kidney health, and longevity? It’s also touted as one of the best fruits in eastern medicine for enhancing beauty. Besides the antioxidant rich blueberry, I really can’t think of a better food to add to your morning bowl of oats. This creamy bowl of love is not only jammed packed with nutrition, but it also boast just the right amount of decadence to ignite all of your tastebuds and make you feel like you’re having your cake and eating it too. Yup! Because who says healthy eating has to be bland and boring. < Not this gal!
ROLLED OATS BASE
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of water, almond, or light coconut milk (depending on how creamy you like your oats)
Pinch of salt *optional
Toasted black sesame seeds
Raw honey to taste
Enjoy life dark chocolate chips
Barnana chewy organic coconut banana bites or navita organic cacao goji power snacks
I’m thinking that a dab of peanut or almond butter would take this over the edge too! I’d omit the strawberries though. Experiment!
Add water or milk and a dash of salt to a pot and bring to a boil. Add oats and cinnamon and lower heat to medium, stirring oats occasionally until they’re nice and creamy and at the consistency that you’d like. Transfer oats to a serving bowl and top with your favorite toppings. My favorite toppings are obviously the ones above but you can add anything that you’d like. Just don’t attempt to eat them plain and sugarless like this or else you might just want to find me and kill me. Funny story. When I was bigger I still loved oats but I use to eat them way differently from how I do now. Back then I would drown my oats in cows milk, butter, and loads of white table sugar. By the time I was done I had turned a heart healthy bowl of oats into what might as well had been a donut or a bowl of freaken fruit loops for breakfast! Lol. Ooooh how things have changed. 😄