Delicious and nutritious afternoon snack idea.
Here’s a nutritious and delicious decadent twist on your standard afternoon snack: Stir in protein packed chocolate protein powder and antioxidant-rich cacao powder for rich, chocolate flavor and top off the creamy whole grain oats with your favorite sweet berries and shaved dark chocolate.
You’ll feel like you’re eating dessert!
A nutritious and delicious decadent twist on afternoon snacking. A smaller serving of gluten free whole grain oats topped with dark chocolate and your favorite sweet berries.
- 1/3 cup dry gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon chia
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder
- 2 teaspoons cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate shavings (or chips)
- 1/2 cup berries
- Stevia to taste
- In a small bowl stir together the oats, almond milk, chia, About Time Chocolate Protein Powder, cacao powder and optional Stevia.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
- To serve. Remove cover, stir the oat mixture and top with your favorite berries and dark chocolate shavings.
Serve cold or for melted dark chocolate on top warm in the microwave before adding the toppings. Either way you can't go wrong with this snack.
This is eating seasonal at its best. I’m
a little a lot partial to sweet juicy strawberries right now.
The oats, berries and lots of chocolate make it delicious.
What makes this a nutritious snack?
Protein – B-Strong plant-based protein adds 16 grams of complete protein, prebiotics and 50% of of daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals without artificial additives.
Cacao – Cacao beans contain natural chemicals called flavonoids, a type of antioxidant compound that promotes general health.
Oats – Low calorie food; stops cravings, stays in your stomach longer, making you feel full longer, provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein, stabilizes blood sugar and reduces risk of diabetes (type 2), high fiber and complex carbohydrates slow down the conversion of this whole food to simple sugars, high levels of magnesium nourish the body’s proper use of glucose and insulin secretion, removes your bad cholesterol (without affecting your good cholesterol), contains unique antioxidants beneficial for heart disease, protects against heart failure, and enhances immune response to disease.
Strawberries – Helps burn stored fat, boosts short term memory, low in calories, high in fiber, ease Inflammation, lower cardiovascular disease, promote bone health, anti-aging properties, and good for weight loss.
Chia – Contain massive amounts of nutrients with very few calories, loaded with antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are from fiber, high quality protein, can help you lose weight, high in Omega-4 fatty acids, may lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes, contain bone nutrients, and can improve exercise performance as much as a sports drink.
That’s serious nutrition in a bowl! Maybe I should have called this a superfood snack.
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