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A berry-choc oatmeal breakfast bowl favourite

Okay, fine, I'll admit it. I can't cook. Or, at least, I'm not particularly great at it. My imagination lacks to the point where breakfast is just peanut butter toast, and dinner is pasta with some quick and easy concoction of a mushroom sauce. Well, just most of the time, sometimes I'll make rice. 
So when I find an easy, yummy and healthy breakfast bowl recipe, you bet I'm all over that. And it will become my go-to until I can't stand the sight of it anymore.

Speaking of, oh hey there, favourite breakfast bowl. What was first a simple banana-choc oatmeal bowl recipe introduced via the lovely Niomi Smart, became a fibre filling, antioxidant rich berry cocktail of a breakfast bowl. One I have almost every morning. Seriously. Because you can't start the day without berries, I always say. No breakfast is complete without berries. True story.  

And it's probably one of the best breakfast bowls to have. It's packed with antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and is delicious. Nothing but a superfood bowl. Yum. So healthy. I can feel my insides repairing from all that sugar and coffee I simultaneously ingest with said bowl. 

So, how to? I'll show you how to. 

    Healthy fruity chocolate oatmeal breakfast bowl.   

1. Rolled oats.
2. Organic cacao powder.
3. One banana.
4. Milk.
5. All the berries!
And some crunchy granola if you feel like you want a crunchy hit, sometimes I do that.


It's easy really.
Eyeball the amount of oats you'd like to have in a large bowl. More room for berries that way.
Then, throw in 1/2 a tablespoon of cacao powder.
I literally, use a tablespoon for this so half the spoon is plenty. Too much and the cacao flavour will overpower the bowl and will be much too bitter. I learned that the hard way. Trust me.
Mix it together.

Then, cut up half your banana and throw that into the bowl. Oh, mix that up too.
Finally, you already know this step, I mean how many times have you made oatmeal in your life? Add your milk, enough to cover mixture. You can always add more if it's too dry once cooked.

Now, I'm lazy remember? So I just throw the bowl into the microwave for 2 minutes.
If you'd like to spend an extra 5-10 minutes on it, you could always throw it on the stove in a pot.
But this is breakfast we're talking about. Like, no. Okay? I haven't had my coffee yet, calm yourself. The microwave will do.
To finish it all off, once cooked (and stirred) cut up the rest of the banana, some fresh strawberries, raspberries and/or blueberries, and throw them on top. 
If a little crunch is what your morning needs, add a thin layer of fruity granola to the top. I've done this quite a few times and might I just say - crunch.
Throw on some diced mango to replace the berries during summer to make it a tropical storm. I did that once and oh, my.

The organic cacao powder provides the antioxidant superfood goodness only amplified by the added blueberries. While your berries (banana included) gives you a boost of vitamin C. Not to forget your daily dose of fibre, thanks to your friendly neighbourhood oats.

Now, you don't need to be a health freak to love the sound of that. Trust me, I'd know. Tell me which part doesn't sound amazing? Tastes so yum too.
The best part? You don't need to be a great cook to put it together. Although, you'll feel like a top chef in the end.

Photos by Sheree Grace
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4 comments:

  1. Ooh I had no idea you could make oatmeal in the microwave with just the regular stuff! I have the microwaveable sachets!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. Haha, that's all I do man, cook the regular stuff in the microwave. It works a treat just like the sachets, although I have used those too, they are quite the handy little things. Won't lie.
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  2. This looks so so delicious, really like your photography style!

    thriftylilpixie.com

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    1. Oh man, I'm hooked!! Thank you so much, that means more to me than the actual story writing haha!
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