Oatmeal for breakfast is the best way to start your day. You get a dose of complex carbs which will help balance blood sugars right off the bat and give you energy to fuel you through your morning. I love elevating my oats with different toppings and flavor profiles. Who doesn’t love some chocolate?
Chocolate shell oatmeal is made possibly with the help of a little coconut oil which hardens at cold temps. Give this combo a try and let me know how it goes! You can also find all my favorite oatmeals combinations in the archives. Enjoy!
Cocoa: Cocoa powder comes from cocoa beans which are then processed into chocolate liquor. Once most of the fat is removed the remaining paste is dried and powdered. The powder provides fiber, protein and antioxidants that fight against free radicals to combat the aging process.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is known for its medium chain fatty acids. These unique fats are metabolized quickly like carbohydrates by bypassing the liver during digestion. Preliminary research suggests that it may be linked to brain health and improved immunity.[yumprint-recipe id=’135′]Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with my recipes, nutrition tips, entertaining ideas and collaborations!