We always hear time and time again that “chocolate” is good for you. The reason I use quotes is because the meaning of chocolate has totally changed over the years. We have totally lost meaning of what chocolate is and most people don’t even know what real true chocolate taste like. Even most dark chocolates have added sugars and milk to it. I use 100 percent cocoa powder all the time because it is chocolate in its most natural form. It is a great staple to keep in your pantries and you can use it in baked goods, sprinkle some in your oatmeal, smoothie… Or where ever you want that little antioxidant chocolate boost!
I was excited to come across CocoaVia because their products emulate cocoa in its purest form. It is a great supplement to add before or after a workout to help circulate blood flow, which helps reduce inflammation and stress in the body! It even has a little caffeine so it’s great for a along with a pre-workout snack! I used the unsweetened Dark Chocolate flavor in this recipe! Since oatmeal and chia seeds are a great pre-workout meal, I decided to add CocoaVia for that extra caffeine and to help my performance. CocaoVia is naturally a little bitter so I added some banana for extra sweetness and potassium. I also added peanut butter because it just makes everything better! And come on, dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-overnight oats just sound sooo good doesn’t it? I decided to use Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Oatmeal because it already has flaxseeds and chia seeds added to it! But if you chose not to use Purely Elizabeth, you can just add chia seeds yourself!
I love these oats because you can make it the night before and just grab it in the morning! Also I love oatmeal but don’t crave hot food when the weather gets warmer, but this way you can enjoy refreshing oatmeal in the hot spring and summer months!
- 1/2 cup Purely Elizabeth Organic Ancient Grain Oatmeal OR 1/2 cup oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 packet of unsweetened dark chocolate Cocoavia
- 1/2 banana
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- In a small mason jar or container add your oatmeal, chia seeds, maca powder and cocoavia mix together
- Add banana and mash lightly or leave chuncky add peanut butter and almond milk
- mix all together store in the refridgerater overnight or 3 plus hours