This bowl of indulgent goodness will win over anyones heart and set anybody up for a good day! It’s the ultimate comfort bowl and will easily ease those Monday morning feelings. It will drag you out of bed in the morning, make you want to cook healthy and it will make those little ones want to eat healthy too!
This bowl is on the more indulgent side of healthy but its still healthy!
Everybody loves chocolate! Whether its a bar, sauce, ice cream, biscuit, cereal, the list is endless! But unfortunately most shop bought chocolate is full of sugar, bad fats and a long list of ingredients that you’ve never heard of. In this recipe I use raw chocolate. Raw chocolate is a health food. It’s made from only plant based ingredients, unrefined sugar, real fruit and live cultures.
People say dark chocolate is good for you, well it is better for you, but not completely good for you. It still has refined sugars in and ingredients we’ve never heard of! Raw however is even better for you!
Yes I’m saying theres healthy chocolate out there! You can still be healthy and eat chocolate!
Ok, it is a bit more pricey than shop bought bars but it’s 10000 times better for you!
When a bar of chocolate only contains 4/5 ingredients and you can pronounce them, you know its good!
My favourite two brands of raw chocolate are Pana chocolate and Ombar. Theres a million other brands out there too, I’ve just not had chance to try them yet! If you guys think a post on the best flavours and brands out there would be useful? I guess I could trial a load of delicious chocolate to help you guys out… I’m selfless like that, I know.
In this recipe I’ve used Ombar as its easier and cheaper for me to get a hold of.
I use Ombar – coco mylk in this recipe. It contains coconut sugar, raw cacao, creamed coconut, cacao butter and ground vanilla pods, thats it.. You know exactly what you’re putting into your body, all of which are good for you and its incredibly delicious and creamy! You won’t be missing any shop bought version when you find the wide range of flavours these two brands have to offer! You can also use their 90% bar, 72%, coconut and coco dark in this recipe. They all taste amazing!
To go alongside the chocolate shards, I’ve added a gooey, caramelised banana and some toasted flaked almonds. I wanted to create that BBQ’d banana with a chocolate bar in the middle effect. It brings back loads of memories of camping with the brownies/girl scouts when I was little and holidays in the camper van. I’m sure it will for you guys too! And if you’ve never been camping, all you need to know is its dreamy and this porridge will be your best mate for the next 2/3 months or until you get sick of it… if thats even possible?!?
Oh and if that isn’t enough theres unrefined pure maple syrup and pure vanilla extract in their too! Just to make sure its sweet enough… and that you are truly satisfied!
If you can’t get a hold of raw chocolate or find its just too expensive, use 85% + as it’s still a lot better for you.
Ingredients – Serves 1
40g buckwheat flakes/quinoa flakes
200ml almond milk
Half tsp vanilla powder/extract
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
10g flaked almonds
20g raw chocolate / 85% +
Shake of cinnamon
Preheat the grill to the highest setting and line with tin foil.
Toast the almonds in a small dry pan over a high heat until golden, pour into a bowl and put to one side.
Chop the chocolate into shards, put to one side.
Peel and half the banana lengthways.
Place the banana under the grill until golden brown – 5/10 minutes.
Meanwhile, weigh the flakes into the small pan with the vanilla powder and milk. Bring to a medium simmer for around 10 minutes/until thickened.
Stir through the maple syrup and pour into a bowl.
Top with the grilled banana, toasted almonds, chocolate shards and a shake of cinnamon.
See you Monday xx