Yes, you heard that correctly! Chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast! What if I told you it was healthy too! No really, it is. And it’s super easy for those of you who are like me and don’t really wake up in the morning.
This is a reason to wake up though! I promise you. Sweet, velvety chocolate. The tang from a nice piece of fresh strawberry. Not to mention, you’re getting amazing amounts of protein and omegas from the chia seeds. Did you know chia seeds are also great at reducing sugar bursts and blood pressure changes? These little powerhouses are great!
If you’re vegan or dairy free, just use your favorite non-dairy yogurt and milk. It will still work the same, I promise!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (not instant and not steel cut!)
- 1/4 cup yogurt (I use plain or vanilla flavored)
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds (find at your local health food store)
- 1 tablespoon agave
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened chocolate powder
- 1 small handful of washed and cut strawberry slices
Place all ingredients in a container. I prefer a glass jar for portability, but an open bowl will work just fine. Stir together (or shake!) and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. Slowly throughout the night, the oats and chia seeds will swell and make a yummy, creamy mixture! In the morning, grab a spoon and chow down! With chocolate….for breakfast!
Don’t be scared before mixing.
Because it will change once you mix it. Don’t worry though, you’ll devour it quickly- as you can see that I did.
WOW, is it already Wednesday?
The last week has been crazy with work commitments and personal commitments so I haven’t had a non-cereal breakfast. While I’m normally not a cereal person, I have to say, I have found one brand that I love and that’s Mom’s Best! They have a version of the most common cereals and they’re free of artificial colors, flavorings, and weird preservatives.
Yep, toasty O’s and juice have been my mornings lately. But I have since found a new amazing juice! Grape juice! Yes, for my juicing challenge I have been making homemade grape juice from red grapes!
The only bad thing about this juice is that for a whole bag of grapes, that’s all you get! It’s pretty strong though, so I could add water for more volume if I wanted to. I absolutely love it though! So glad grapes are on sale at my local grocery store or I’d go broke because I’ve been drinking two of these a day!
For lunch today I had a true “southern” meal of some things my grandmother brought to me this past weekend including pinto beans, okra salad, and corn bread. I’m working on a post coming soon on making a traditional southern meal like this healthier! The okra salad is already amazingly healthy (okra, zucchini, tomatoes, and vinegar based) and with some tweaking, the cornbread is coming along. The beans are full of flavors and spices and so easy to prepare! I’m so excited to share this post with you!!
For dinner I had Aloo Gobi! If you’ve never had it, it’s pretty much the gateway to Indian food. It’s definitely one of my favorites! It’s based on onions, potatoes, and cauliflower and is made up similar to a stir fry dish. This post is coming tomorrow (Posted now, click here!!!). I promise you that you will love this dish! Even if you’ve never had Indian food before, this dish is easy to make and easy to love! It’s spiced well in flavor, not heat so no need to worry about it being too spicy.
And since this month is all about sensible snacking, I’ve been snacking on chocolate quinoa! Yes, chocolate and toasted quinoa. It’s wonderful and healthy. How did I ever go without this healthy snack?
What have you been eating lately?