Chocolate for Breakfast? Now that we just decided to eat healthier and do more sports in 2017? In my opinion, the most important thing about our objectives is not to have big ones, but to cut them down so that they’re actually achievable. We will only reach our goals, if we implement small changes in our daily routine. As a big chocolate lover, I want to eat healthily, but don’t want to miss my beloved chocolate. So I decided to find a compromise by eating dark chocolate with at least 90% cacao instead of whole milk chocolate which is far too sweet. You don’t have to worry, you’re getting used to the bitterness quite fast. A yummy breakfast which I found on the German Blog „Projekt Gesund Leben“ from Hannah Frey, is a new version of the good old oatmeal: proats.
Proats are oatmeal with an extra portion of protein. Just add some unsweetened nut butter and you’re ready to start your day. To make your breakfast taste even more like a dessert, add some raw cocoa and you’re well prepared for a long cold winter day.
120g rolled oats
2 teaspoons unsweetened peanut butter
2 teaspoons raw cocoa powder
250 ml milk
250 ml water
2 tablespoons low fat quark
A handful of nuts
Fruit of your choice, e.g. pomegranate, banana, apple
- Combine the oats, milk and water in a small pot.
- Let the oats cook at medium heat for about 20 minutes and stir regularly to prevent burning them.
- Meanwhile, roast the nuts in a pan until they smell heavenly and turn golden.
- Chop the nuts and cut the fruit into small bites.
- Stir the cocoa, peanut butter and low fat quark in the oats.
- Transfer your proats into a bowl and decorate them with the chopped nuts and sliced fruit.