We’re more than halfway through healthy breakfast meal prep month in the Shape University community, have you been joining in?
This all came about because I received a few emails and messages from ladies who asked me to bring back some of the challenges and themed months that I started last year. And you know what they say, ask and you shall receive!
So far this month we’ve had a heavenly chocolate chia pudding to keep the Easter cravings away, and simple but delicious baked oatmeal muffins to mix up the overnight oat routine. If you want to be in the loop for upcoming challenges and other fun things, sign up below and claim your free breakfast meal prep cheat sheet. You also get access to all the free goodies in the Shape University resource library:
I find the chocolate chia pudding is an absolute saviour at PMS time in summer. It’s cold and refreshing yet rich and satisfying. But now that the seasons are changing in Australia, sometimes you need something warm. Something that’s gooey and oozing with chocolate flavour to be more precise.
Enter this brownie chocolate oatmeal recipe that’s perfect for breakfast meal prep.
Healthy breakfast meal prep featuring chocolate, it’s a thing.
Like we discussed in week one, chocolate can be part of a nutrient-dense meal. Not only does this recipe hit chocolate cravings on the head, it does so in a nutritious way. In fact, it’s even good enough for breakfast!
It offers plenty of complex carbohydrates, fibre and protein if you choose to add protein powder or PB2. There’s also a few unique health benefits from the cocoa powder. It contains healthy fats in the form of nuts, coconut flakes and/or cacao nibs is you choose them as toppings. Just make sure you take the extra energy (calorie) content of these into account.
Breakfast meal prep doesn’t have to be boring with this easy chocolate brownie oatmeal recipe.
- 1 medium banana (100g)
- 1/4 cup rolled oats (30g)
- 1/4 cup any milk type or water (60mL)
- 1 tspn unsweetened cocoa powder (4g)
- Optional: 2 Tbsp PB2 or protein powder (20g)
- Optional extra sweetener: 10 drops liquid stevia or 1 tspn honey
- Optional toppings: nuts, coconut flakes, fresh fruit
- Mash banana in a bowl, jar or container.
- Add oats, milk and cocoa powder and stir thoroughly until combined.
- Add optional PB2, protein powder and/or sweetener.
- Heat in microwave for 3 minutes on medium until oats become soft.
- Add optional toppings of choice.
- Store uncooked mixture in a jar or container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy warm or cold.
- To make more than one serving, multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you would like to make. For example, if you want oatmeal for every week day, use 5 times the amount of ingredients.