It is absolutely picture perfect here today, with sunny skies and cooler temperatures. The air is off, the windows are open, and I can not wait to get outside to soak in the beautiful weather! First, I HAVE to share a new breakfast recipe with you…Dark Chocolate Blueberry Oats!
Ben and I allowed ourselves to sleep in a bit today, but when Ben got up to go to his double header this morning, I got up to make myself a healthy and decadent tasting morning meal to get my day started right.
I began by boiling 1 cup of Silk Light Chocolate Milk (Sweetened or unsweetened chocolate almond milk would work great too!) before stirring in a half cup of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. Since I like my oats chewy, I cooked the mixture for about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring it occasionally.
When the oats were done, I poured them into a bowl and stirred in 1 tablespoon of Hershey’s Natural, Unsweetened Special Dark Cocoa (a premium blend of natural and dutch-processed cocoas) and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed.
I then stirred in about 1 cup of fresh blueberries!
For the final touch, my nutritious and rich bowl of oats were topped with 1/2 tablespoon of Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams for some protein, healthy fats, and more chocolaty flavor!
This bowl of oatmeal was satisfying and absolutely delicious!
A sliced banana topped with some cinnamon
and a mug of House Blend coffee with a little skim milk rounded out my meal.
The past two weeks I have had 5 day workout weeks with 2 rest days, but with the weather so amazing today, I’m off for a workout to make this week a 6 day workout week!