Chunky Monkey and Coconut-Cacao Superfood Oats

Some variation of my superfood oats is usually what I have for breakfast. I love the taste, and it’s a great way to get in a lot of nutrients. This week I’ve been doing a lot of cacao oats, so I wanted to share two ways to make this delicious breakfast.

1. Chunky Monkey Superfood Oats

IMG_3576

  • Cook 1/4 or 1/3 c of organic oats as directed (stovetop or microwave)
  • The last minute of cooking, stir in 1 egg white or 1/4 c egg whites (if making in the microwave, cook your oats for about 1.5 minutes, take out and stir in the egg white, cook for another 40 seconds or so — remove when it starts rising)
  • Add 1 tsp chia seeds, golden ground flaxseed and coconut palm sugar
  • Add 2 tsp cacao powder
  • Sprinkle in some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (both work great, I mix it up between the two); stir
  • Add in 1 full diced banana and enjoy!

2. Coconut-Cacao Superfood Oats with Greek Yogurt Topping

IMG_3615

  • Cook 1/4 or 1/3 c of organic oats as directed (stovetop or microwave) — *I like to use a little less water than normal for this recipe so that it comes out thicker
  • When the oats are just about done, stir in 1 heaping tbs of coconut flakes or shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • The last minute of cooking, stir in 1 egg white or 1/4 c egg whites (if making in the microwave, cook your oats for about 1.5 minutes, take out and stir in the egg white, cook for another 40 seconds or so — remove when it starts rising)
  • Add 1 tsp chia seeds, golden ground flaxseed and coconut palm sugar; stir
  • Add 1-2 tsp cacao powder, depending on taste preference; stir
  • *Either: let cool for a few minutes in a bowl on your countertop or let sit in the fridge overnight, covered
  • After cooling, top with your favorite Greek yogurt — I like Wallaby or Stonyfield Organic Vanilla or Plain + a touch of organic stevia
  • Dice up a banana and add to the topping
  • Sprinkle on some cinnamon and dig in!

 

And of course, you can always go with my standard way of making it:

  • Cook 1/4 or 1/3 c of organic oats as directed (stovetop or microwave)
  • The last minute of cooking, stir in 1 egg white or 1/4 c egg whites (if making in the microwave, cook your oats for about 1.5 minutes, take out and stir in the egg white, cook for another 40 seconds or so — remove when it starts rising)
  • Add 1 tsp chia seeds, golden ground flaxseed and coconut palm sugar
  • Option 1: add 1 tbs organic peanut or almond butter + 1 tsp cacao powder or one or the other
  • Option 2: add in 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut or omit the coconut
  • Sprinkle in some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (both work great, I mix it up between the two); stir
  • Add in 1 full diced banana and enjoy! 🙂

I love this breakfast so much because it is so nutritious as well as warm, filling and delicious. The variety is great too. There are so many ways you can play up your oats. I just happen to love mine with superfoods and a banana. Have you tried my superfood oats? If so, let me see your creations on Instagram — just use the hashtag #runningongood.

Good food. Good tips. Good moves. Good for you.

xo Kim, Running on Good

Advertisements

One thought on “Chunky Monkey and Coconut-Cacao Superfood Oats

  1. Pingback: Superfood Cacao

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s