Now since I have my cheat days on Sunday (yes, one day a week I indulge myself so cravings like this will not happen…pppfffff, so much for that!) I had to make a healthy choice for breakfast, yet indulge in this intense chocolate craving.
And lucky for me, I found the perfect substitution. I just took my daily oatmeal recipe, added a banana and some cocoa powder with a little bit of honey and waalaa…a healthy breakfast that has satisfied my chocolate craving. So far, so good as it is 1:30 p.m. here now and no cravings!
I hope my chocolate banana oatmeal helps satisfy your chocolate cravings too next time you wake up like I did this morning. It’s simple to make, healthy, and curbs those chocolate cravings!
Healthy Chocolate Banana Oatmeal
Prep Time - 5 minutes
Cook Time - 2 minutes
¼ cup oatmeal, uncooked
2 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 Tablespoon wheat germ
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 banana, sliced
¾ -1 cup water, enough to keep oatmeal moist while cooking.
Honey to taste
Place all dry ingredients into a microwavable breakfast bowl, stir together, mixing well, so protein powder will not clump while cooking.
Combine water and mix. *You want it to be slightly watery as it will absorb when cooking.*
Stir in banana.
Place bowl in microwave and cook for 1 minute. After 1 minute, stir well. You can add more water if needed at this time.
Cook for another 40 seconds to 1 minute longer.
Remove bowl from microwave, add honey to taste, mixing well.
Let cool for approximately 1-2 minutes before eating. *Be careful when taking that first bite as it will be hot! *
- You can use milk instead of water.
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