Cocoa + Coconut Chia Berry Breakfast Bowl

Everything is better in a bowl. Everything.

When my brother came home from college a couple of weeks ago, I made him one of my banana ice cream bowls, and all he had in response when I gave it to him was "Wow, this is intense."

The next day I was making an oatmeal bowl for myself and he mentioned how all he's seen me eat is some sort of "bowl".

I can't deny that. Most of my meals are in the form of a bowl. I went through a phase once where I had the same meals every single day for a week because they were so good, and because they were all in a bowl...

This morning I whipped up a breakfast "power" bowl, and oh my goodness this is amazing.
I say "this" because I'm currently devouring it. I thought trying to type while eating it would slow me down (I eat SO fast), but it hasn't really helped much...

This breakfast is so filling, and super colorful.

When things are pretty, it makes me automatically like it 1000 times better.

Plus it covers all of the basic food groups; chocolate, oatmeal, and nut butter.
Or the only ones you really need at least.

The components to this "bowl"-
Blueberry Fruit on the Bottom Syrup
Chocolate Coconut Maple Chia Oatmeal (the main one)
And then all the toppings- Vanilla Almond butter, Maple Granola, Assorted Berries, Raw Honey, Coconut Shreds, and Cacao Nibs

Of course you can add/omit any toppings you like, those are just my choices.
Although there are lots of toppings and parts, it's super easy (and quick) to make. It's just a matter of cooking the oatmeal and prepping your toppings.

Cocoa + Coconut Chia Berry Breakfast Power Bowl
For 1

2 heaping tbs. steel cut oats
1 heaping tbs. chia seeds
6 oz water
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk- I used Silk
1/2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tbs. pure maple syrup

Blueberry Sauce-
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 orange- zest & juice

-Bring the water to a boil and add the oats & chia seeds. Cook over medium high heat until absorbed and thick, stirring occasionally.
-While the oatmeal is cooking, over medium-low heat, cook the blueberries and orange juice/zest with a little water until the blueberries release their juice and start to pop open.
-Add the coconut milk, cacao, and maple syrup to the oatmeal. Stir and cook over low until desired consistency.
Layer the blueberry sauce in a bowl, then the oats, and top with all toppings-

Fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Maple Quinoa Granola (I used store-bought, but any kind will work- my coconut cream pie granola would be great on it!)
1 tsp. unsweetened coconut
1 tsp. cacao nibs
1 tbs. Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter
1/2 tbs. raw honey drizzle

Super filling and quick breakfast... I'm in love. It seriously tasted heavenly.

                                                                                                                       Cecilia A.


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