Let me just start this post by saying sorry. Sorry that every recipe I’m sharing this week has chocolate in it. Sorry that two of those recipes are for breakfast – as in, sorry I’m forcing you to eat chocolate for breakfast. And sorry you’re probably going to love me for it.
Chocolate is one of those things that you’re totally not supposed to have for breakfast. Right? It’s unhealthy, way too sweet and generally not the best way to start your day. You’ll go into a sugar coma before you even get to work.
So what if I told you that I’ve created a super-charged, chocolate-filled, insanely-decadent breakfast, that is packed with superfood ingredients and actually good for you?
Well my friends, this is it. Healthy hot chocolate in creamy breakfast cereal form.
Usually when you think of hot chocolate, you think of something like this: completely over the top, overflowing with marshmallows, drizzled in chocolate and probably spiked with booze. Yeah I’d totally drink one of those at breakfast everyday. But I know better
I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That what you eat at breakfast can set the tone for your entire day. Something charged with sugar and booze? You’ll probably be napping by 10am (if you even last that long).
So what’s a girl to do when she loves chocolate, wishes she could drink boozy hot chocolate for breakfast every day, but knows she needs to start her day with a nutritious meal? Make something that tastes just as good without any compromise.
With this recipe, we’ve been able to turn hot chocolate into a healthy, breakfast-approved meal. It’s thick, creamy, sweet (but not overly so), rich, filling, lick-your-lips-good…okay, you get the picture.
The base of this hot breakfast cereal is your favorite nut milk mixed with açaí juice (which I’ve never had before, but has a lovely thickness to it, plus it’s loaded with an insane amount of nutrients). Followed by mashed banana, a bit of protein powder and quinoa flakes (giving you protein and fiber), unsweetened cocoa powder (a few more antioxidants never hurt anyone) and sweetened with just a hint of stevia.
And you can’t forget a sprinkle of shredded coconut and a big dollop of peanut butter. It makes the whole dish completely perfect.
- 3/4 cups unsweetened nut milk
- 1/4 cup acai juice
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 3 tablespoons quinoa flakes
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Stevia to taste
- Shredded unsweetened coconut (for topping)
- 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter (for topping)
- Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan (minus coconut and peanut butter). Whisk together until fully incorporated.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a high simmer until desired consistency, 2 - 3 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl, top with coconut and peanut butter, and enjoy!