My breakfast this morning was so good that I just had to share the chocolate zoats recipe with you. I also made them last week and they were equally as delicious- super sweet, chocolaty, warm and satisfying. This one is definitely going to keep popping up on my Instagram feed so keep your eye out!

If you’ve read my post about matcha zoats you’ll know that zoats stands for zucchini oats – in English that’s oats with courgette.

I absolutely love zoats because
A) You get a massive bowl full of breakfast, which is never a bad thing in my books.
And B) You can feel happy to know that you’ve eaten a portion of veggies for breakfast.

Courgettes are a good source of vitamin C, which supports your immune system and it’s important we eat enough all year round- not just in winter when we’re trying to avoid a cold. Courgettes also contain folate, which aids in DNA synthesis and cell division as well as potassium to help regulate blood pressure. All in all they can help your body to function well and for you to feel at your best.

Onto the recipe

how to make chocolate zoats

 

Serves 1
2 of your 5-a-day

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 courgette
  • 1.5 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp date syrup
  • optional but highly recommended
    1 tbsp lucuma powder
    1 tsp maca powder
    1 tsp raw carob powder
  • Toppings
    A drizzle of agave syrup and sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt plus
    Version 1 (and an extra portion of fruit)
    1 cup of mixed frozen berries

Method

  1. Place your oats and the liquid in a pan.
  2. Grate the courgette into the pan.
  3. Heat on medium for about 4-5 minutes until the oats start to soften and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in the cacao powder, date syrup and superfood powders.
  5. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes then transfer to a bowl and add your toppings.

Did you know….

Courgettes have a high water content, which means that you might want to add less water when making zoats than normal oatmeal. I think it’s always best to start with less and add more if you need it. If you’re zoats do get too watery then add a teaspoon of coconut flour or chia seeds to soak it up. I’ve tried boiling it furiously to get rid of the water but it doesn’t help that much.

Have you tried zoats yet?

 

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