- 1 cup oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 cups coconut milk (or other milk of choice)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cacao (or cocoa) powder*
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp maple syrup, agave, or other sweetener of choice
- Optional toppings: crushed nuts, dried fruit, and/or cacao nibs*
In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork and add the other ingredients to the bowl. Mix well and transfer the mix to three containers. Add optional toppings like crushed nuts (i.e. roasted walnuts or cashews), dried fruit (i.e. apricots, dates, or figs), and cacao nibs. In the morning, add more milk and sweetener as desired. Makes three servings.
*Cacao is chocolate in its raw, unprocessed form, and has more health benefits than cocoa, which is more processed. The less processed cacao has a rich dark chocolate taste and is loaded with more antioxidants and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.