Chocolate-Almond Butter-Banana Oatmeal
Into the bowl went: 1/4C oatmeal, 1/4C water & 1/4C Almond Milk. Nuked for 1 min.
Then the magic happens...
Topped with chia seeds, carob powder (like cocoa), a glob of almond butter and 1/2 sliced banana.
It was everything I had dreamed of. :)
Then just as I was digging in, the girls popped back out (all fancied up in their rings, necklaces & hats) and informed me they were ready for pancakes.
Ok then. I'll make another breakfast...
Now I like to include spinach in my pancakes, and Kai sees nothing wrong with green pancakes, but since we had company I thought it may be best to "hide" the green. Chocolate to the rescue! And seriously, who is going to say no to chocolate pancakes??
Basic Pancake - 1/3C Cottage Cheese, 1/3C oatmeal, 1 egg & almond milk to get consistency.
Bonus Ingredients - Handful of Spinach, approx 1/8C Carob Powder, 1T milled flax seed.
Puree & cook (I use a griddle set to 375°)
Toppings - Drizzle of Agave Nector, a few shakes of cinnamon, a few dark chocolate chips & a few Kix cereal we had in the pantry...and an apple slice smile.
If that wasn't enough chocolate we also decided to make some Brownies! I love these brownies. They're just so good and they're full of protein. :)
2C Black Beans
2 frozen bananas (slightly defrosted)
1/2C total of agave nector & honey
1/4C Cocoa Powder
dash of cinnamon & splash of vanilla
- puree together then add...
-pulse so that it's all mixed
Pour into a greased 8 x 8 dish & put into a 350° pre-heated oven & bake for 30 minutes.
LET COOL. It's hard to do but you have to or it will completely crumble when you cut into it. :)
And with that my chocolate craving was satisfied...
for now anyway.