Do You Like Chocolate?
Then try this:
What Dr. Jesse Had for Breakfast this Morning, Part II
This one is an instant classic. It is delicious, full of antioxidants, and nothing but high-quality food. If you are trimming down toward your ideal weight, limit the dried fruit. It will still be quite sweet and unbelievably flavorful. Cocoa powder is actually a very nutritious food – it all depends on what you put in with it. Check out one of my favorites – and definitely improvise your own.
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
(Amounts are per person/serving)
½ cup uncooked oatmeal, non-instant (about 5-8 minutes cook time)
Water as directed
¼ cup frozen cherries
¼ cup sliced bananas
1 Tablespoon raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1 ½ Tablespoons crushed walnuts
1 Tablespoon raisins
1 Tablespoon pitted dates, chopped
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder (to taste)
¼ cup almond milk
½ Tablespoon fresh ground flax seed
2 Tablespoons raw, unsalted almond butter (optional)
Add water and raisins to sauce pan. Bring water to a boil. Slowly add the dry oatmeal and stir into boiling water. Reduce heat. When approximately two-thirds of the water has been boiled off, add the frozen cherries and stir thoroughly. Add nuts and dates. As the water is almost fully cooked off, add the cocoa powder and fresh ground flax seed and almond butter, and stir to distribute evenly. Serve in bowl topped with almond milk and banana slices if desired.
Dr. Jesse Davis
Franson Family Chiropractic
Beverly, MA chiropractor