I whipped this breakfast bowl up in about 10 minutes. By the time I got finished with the photos however, it was all cold. I popped it into the toaster oven, and….the chocolate melted! I have never combined oatmeal, berries and chocolate, but you must try adding just a few nibs. With the protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins that the other ingredients bring to the table, there is nothing wrong with a little sweet chocolate deliciousness.
I am now loving bowls. Breakfast bowls, lunch bowls, dinner bowls, dessert bowls. All the bowls. It is a neat way to combine many healthy foods into a delicious and nutritious (which are both essential…must be delicious and good for you) meal. For breakfast, I whipped up this chocolate chia pudding bowl, which starts with the amazing goodness of chia and adds a little decadent chocolate. Hey, adding decadent does not take away any of the nutritional value of the bowl. I add a little yogurt for protein, some favorite fruits and toppings, and this beauty emerged.
One of the the most important things to me in pursuing a super healthy lifestyle, is that I don’t want to feel deprived. I want to enjoy my food and look forward to making and eating recipes that excite me. I don’t care about eating meat, or even chips, but sugar and chocolate, well, I love them. This breakfast parfait has so much nutritional value and has a little sweetness to make it feel like you are seriously eating dessert for breakfast.