I told you in my last post that I eat mostly breakfast food lately as our things still haven’t arrived from customs, meaning the new place is still very much empty with no kitchen tools and equipment so cooking is let’s say quite challenging. But since my husband is still away for work and I’m on my own at the moment, I kind of just eat breakfast food a lot. Because if you can’t cook and you don’t want to start eating sandwiches and stuff, than this kind of food is the best solution! And you get to eat chocolate more often than not and that’s always a good thing, right? 🙂
Now don’t get me wrong, I do have one pan and one pot so I do cook something occasionally and I discovered that appetizers-kind-of-food are also a great way to eat something nutritious without too much cooking so I actually have a great savoury recipe for you for next week. Anyway, it’s been an interesting experience realizing how little materialistic things you actually need and how the job can be done also with a bit (or lot!) of improvising. Having said that, I will be VERY happy when the things finally arrive (last update is: early next week!) and mostly because I need them to make the new apartment cozy and comfortable and feeling like a new home, even if a temporary one. I already mentioned that but it’s so true, you start to feel more at home when you put those little personal things, cozy blankets and cushions, when you lit candles and put your framed family photos, when you pile your books on the shelfs and can reach anytime for that cookbook to look for an inspiration, when you can take your baking pan and bake muffins or a banana bread for that afternoon tea… All those things and moments are so important and many take them for granted because they are always there but believe me, because of my constant moving and this crazy life of mine, I appreciate them with all my heart…
Let’s talk a bit about these Chocolate & strawberries overnight oats! This is such an easy way to make a delicious and healthy breakfast and not to lose anytime in the morning to make it. I hear many complain how they don’t have time in the mornings to make healthy breakfast and they just grab a sandwich or some pastry but in reality, there are so many ways how you CAN have that yummy breakfast that is so important and good for you and your body. I already have quite a few great ones on my blog (see under recipes/breakfast) and here is another one. This one is great because you basically make it the night before and enjoy it in the morning, all you have to do is melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it all over and that takes literally couple of minutes and I recommend you do it because some extra chocolate makes everything better, yum! 🙂
So there are no more excuses, get some strawberries and make this for you breakfast, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do, it’s creamy, fresh, mildly sweet, chocolaty, topped with strawberries and melted dark chocolate, what’s not to like! 😀
- ½ cup oats
- ½ cup unsweetened milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- pinch of cinnamon
- ½ banana, mashed
- 1 tsp maple or agave syrup
- 5-6 strawberries, chopped
- dark chocolate for topping, melted
- In a small bowl combine oats, milk, mashed banana, cacao, cinnamon and maple syrup.
- Stir until it's combined.
- Cut the strawberries in smaller pieces and place one half on the bottom of a glass or jar.
- Put the oats mixture over them and than top with the rest of the strawberries.
- Put in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it over the strawberries. Enjoy!