I don’t know about you, but waking up to a bowl that combines the flavours of chocolate and peanut butter, as well as sneaking in some extra greens, is pure heaven. It tastes deliciously creamy and indulgent, with the deep notes of cacao being subtly sweetened in the most natural way possible- with a ripe banana. If you don’t have much time in the morning, perhaps grate the courgette the night before so it’s ready to be added to the pan first thing.
Note: If you’re not used to this way of eating, you might prefer to add a dash of maple syrup to sweeten.
Yet again waking up to the sickening news of a terror attack. My thoughts are with the people affected 🇬🇧 🙏🏻 ~ ~ On a more positive note, thank you so much to everyone who read my latest blog post and for all of your lovely comments on my last post – I received much more positive feedback than I could have imagined, so thank you for all your support and encouragement, and for taking the time to let me know your thoughts ❤️ ~ ~ Tucking into a bowl of indulgent-tasting zoats this morning, made with oats, courgette 🍃almond milk, cacao, egg whites (best texture!) 🥚 a drizzle of maple syrup 🍁+ topped with @pipandnut PB 🥜cacao nibs 🍫+ frozen redcurrants 🍒
30g porridge oats
1 medium courgette, grated (about 120g)
1 small ripe banana, mashed
1tbsp cacao powder
1tbsp peanut butter
1 egg, beaten, or 100g egg whites, or 1 scoop protein powder, mixed with 50ml water to make a runny paste instead. (Making a paste first stops you from getting all those nasty grainy lumps and makes it extra creamy)
150ml almond milk
Berries, for topping (optional)
1.) Add the grated courgette, oats, almond milk and water to a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
2.) Stir in the protein paste or the egg into the pan – quickly if using the egg – you don’t want scrambled egg! Continue to cook for a further few minutes until it reaches a creamy consistency.
3.) Add the mashed banana and stir it through for a couple of minutes.
4.) Finally, mix in the cacao powder and peanut butter and pour the mixture into a bowl to serve.