I had the worst breakfast this morning.
Deciding to be start my week off with a healthy meal, I added kale, tropical fruit, coconut milk, yogurt, and protein powder to a blender. Then blended for what turned out to be a minute too short, and poured my smoothie into a tall, clear glass. Sprinkled a handful of granola on top and added a cute little straw. And took a sip.
I’ll spare you the graphic details, but long story short I didn’t blend the smoothie long enough. And instead of taking a long sip of a delicious, smooth, fruity smoothie, I found myself swigging a heterogeneous mixture of kale bits and blended fruit.
As a result, I decided to create a breakfast about 1000 times better that I can enjoy tomorrow morning, as to slightly make up for the atrocity I was forced to suck down this morning as I scampered towards my car, praying I wasn’t already late to picking my sister up from school.
Well, tomorrow’s breakfast definitely makes up for today’s. And then some!
German Chocolate Oatmeal. Aka. all the flavor and decadence of a slice of German Chocolate Cake, minus countless calories and ounces of guilt! This oatmeal is gluten free, low in sugar, and high in protein: the perfect recipe for a filling breakfast! Additionally, it only takes a few minutes to make and uses ingredients you already have in your kitchen. No bizarre, trending “superfoods” here – just wholesome, healthy ingredients!
Ingredients that will both make you proud of yourself and yield the best breakfast imaginable! 🙂
German Chocolate Oatmeal
- 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1/2 c coconut milk
- 1/2 c water
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tbs reduced fat shredded coconut
- 1 tbs pecans
- stevia to taste
Add oats, coconut milk, water, vanilla, and cocoa powder to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook on medium-high until most of the water has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Then add pecans, stevia, and coconut. Give it one last good stir. Scoop into a bowl. Top with additional coconut, chocolate, and pecans. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 servings)