quick and super healthy chocolate porridge

A plate with the delicious chocolate oatmeal, dates and strawberries
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I know it sounds strange, chocolate and healthy? That's not possible. But it is! This chocolate strawberry porridge is 100 percent healthy, but it tastes so much like dessert. The perfect way to start your day.

Why should I make this breakfast?

You need to try this meal. It only takes you literally 5 minutes to make. The flavors of chocolate, strawberry, oatmeal, vanilla and dates combinated are mouthwatering good. The dates make this meal extra sweet, the strawberries juicy and the chocolate heavenly good.

I love berries especially in my breakfast, but let me tell you, strawberries are one of my favorite fruits out there. They are colorful, deliciously sweet and sometimes sour (I love that), contain a lot of water and are so low on calories. I don’t count calories, but this is good to know. But most important are the nutrition facts of the berry. Strawberries have a lot of vitamin C, manganese and they also have a decent amount of folate. They are the perfect fruit if you're looking after your heart health and blood sugar control.

a close picture with the simple and healthy chocolate porridge garnished with dates and strawberries

Let’s talk about chocolate..

In my country, where you can find the cacao fruit everywhere, it is a very healthy fruit. The cacao powder, which we find in our stores, tastes so different as the ones you can find for example in the Dominican Republic.
You can taste a huge quality difference.

Benefits of eating cacao

My Mother used to tell me about the benefits of the cacao as powder, butter or the whole fruit. Just to make it clear I'm not talking about the regular chocolate with tons of sugar, bad fats and empty calories. I'm talking about good quality cacao which is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols have significant health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cholesterol level. It may lower your risk of heart attack, Improve Blood flow to your brain and brain function and has so many more benefits which you can read here. Make sure to buy organic cacao powder and you can enjoy eating it with no guilt.

a close picture with the simple and healthy chocolate porridge garnished with dates and strawberries

Don't forget to eat with your eyes first! The colors and setting of your meals are important. The contrast of red, dark brown and green are just inviting you to eat this heavenly good super healthy chocolate porridge. After eating this meal you are going to feel so good and motivated, because you started your day with a delicious and healthy breakfast which keeps you satisfied for a long time.

any tips?

  • If you have time, let it simmer on low heat, so it gets very creamy.
  • Strawberries are the perfect fruit for this porridge, but you can add any fruit you like. Bananas or raspberries are also the perfect partner.
  • If you don’t have a cinnamon stick, use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

A plate with the delicious chocolate oatmeal, dates and strawberries

Preptime: 1min

Cooktime: 10min



Ingredients for the recipe:

700mloat milk (almond or regular milk works too)
2tbspcoconut sugar
3tbspcacao powder (100% cacao powder)
1tspvanilla extract (100% vanilla)
1cinnamon stick
10gdark chocolate (90%)
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  1. Mix the oatmeal, oat milk, vanilla extract and the cinnamon stick in a pot.
  2. While constantly stirring, bring it to a boil. Cook until the porridge is creamy and warm.
  3. Add the coconut sugar and cacao powder and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. While you let the porridge simmer, wash and cut the strawberries, cut the dates into rings and chop the chocolate into little pieces.
  5. Add the porridge into two bowls and garnish with the toppings.
  6. ENJOY!

about me

Hi, welcome to my Food blog! My name is Coco. I’m 27 years old. You can call me the lucky one for marrying my soulmate, best friend and biggest cheerleader. My greatest blessing is being the mother of a beautiful girl and a baby boy. I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Dominican Republic. My family then moved to Germany, where I still live.


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