For many years, I did breakfast so wrong. I mean, like majorly bad. It was like the dessert bar for me - I would eat muffins, croissants, pastries of all types. I was filling myself with empty calories, sugar and chocolate, and was hungry an hour later. I never felt energized, because that food just sat in my belly. By the afternoon, belly bloat had emerged. It was a wicked cycle.
I learned that I could satisfy my sweet cravings through wholesome, and yes - chocolate-y breakfasts, such as oatmeal, pancakes and yogurt creations. I'm happy to share a few of my go-to breakfasts with you!
- Yogurt bliss. This recipe is one of my favorite sweet treats, and I often eat it for dessert when I am in a mood (which is most days). Combine 3/4 cup yogurt (my favorite is Ronneybrook Farms Maple Vanilla), a teaspoon of peanut or almond butter, and a drizzle of honey. I will sometimes add blueberries and dark chocolate chips. For an extra healthy boost, use plain greek yogurt.
- Easy oats. I'll save my obsession with overnight oats for another day, but I have been loving the options and ease of plain, rolled oats in the morning. Add a small amount of water (or almond milk) to 1/2 cup of rolled oats. Heat in the microwave for approximately 1.5 minutes. Add fresh fruit of your choice and a drizzle of honey or agave nectar. Sometimes I add chia seeds and goji berries too. Very filling and delicious.
- Spelt bread, almond butter, sliced banana. Sprinkle with honey and chocolate chips.
- Shakeology. This superfood-packed meal replacement is easily my healthiest meal of the day. I love adding a cup of almond milk to vanilla shakeology, 1 tsp of nut butter, 1/2 a banana and homemade maple syrup. So good. Comment or message me if you are interested in trying a free sample!
What are your favorite, sweet breakfasts? Please share in the comments below!