“Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal is perfect for keeping me full and satisfied way past lunchtime. It’s so delicious and it’s loaded with super nutrients that fuel my energy throughout the day!”
chocolate almond butter oatmeal recipe
I don’t know about you but I’m ready to get 2018 started out with a bang. This is of course a food blog and this post is about healthy chocolate almond butter oatmeal, so talking about healthy New Year’s resolutions seems appropriate!
So here … in no particular order are my very attainable healthy lifestyle goals for 2018.
new year’s resolution #1
I will not exclude any food groups from my diet that I enjoy. My key word for 2018 is BALANCE. No more telling myself that any one food group is the key to success or failure when it comes to health and fitness goals.
By allowing myself to include all food groups … I can enjoy things like fresh pizza with homemade crust and tomato sauce … along with something green on the side to balance it out.
Remember … it’s all about BALANCE!
new year’s resolution #2
I will include more whole foods into my diet like this healthy chocolate almond butter oatmeal recipe or my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe. The goal is to use whole foods 80% of the time and very limited prepacked foods. If I want to eat bread … I’ll have to go through the labor of making it myself.
Just look at the whole food ingredients included in this recipe … chia seeds, flax and hemp seeds, nut butter and oats. They just scream healthy and they are delicious!
new year’s resolution #3
I’m letting go of the idea that every meal has to be “quick, easy and convenient”. Guess what? I think the biggest realization I’ve had this year is that we need to slow down … especially in the kitchen. Let’s face it … our food choices are what makes or breaks our health and most “convenience foods” are not very healthy. Fortunately, this oatmeal recipe is quick and easy without compromising on nutrition.
My goal is to eat sensibly and slowly and really enjoy the flavors of the meal in front of me!
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new year’s resolution #4
Desserts are to be enjoyed on occasion. I’ve been reading recipe books, food literature and watching a lot of YouTube cooking shows lately … in-particular a well-known chef from England … Mary Berry.
She is my favorite personality to learn from right now and I love watching her show off her impressive skills in the kitchen. She’s a charming, warm-hearted woman that has made me realize that dessert should be viewed as a very special treat.
For example enjoying a small serving of lemon tart with whipped cream that was lovingly made from scratch is very satisfying versus plowing through a bag of chocolate candy I bought at the store … which I always regret!
This recipe is considered quick and easy … which we still need in our busy lives … but the difference is that it is made from healthy, whole food ingredients that you will love.
If you would like to save some time, mix 4 days worth of the cacao powder, hemp, chia and flax seeds together and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Put a 1/4 cup scoop into your oats after they have been cooked and then add the rest of the ingredients.
I hope you enjoy!
A healthy oatmeal breakfast recipe. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your taste. They are all optional!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (use any type of nut butter you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon honey (or to taste)
- 10 pistachios, chopped
- coconut chips
- Combine the oats and water in a medium bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Keep an eye on the time because the water can bubble out of the bowl if cooked for too long. Adjust time as necessary.
- Let the oatmeal cool for 1 minute and then remove from microwave and stir.
- Add the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and enjoy!
The nutritional information was collected from My Fitness Pal.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 436
- Sugar: 7 g
- Sodium: 12 mg
- Fat: 22 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 47 g
- Fiber: 13 g
- Protein: 16 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g