A Healthy Excuse To Eat Chocolate For Breakfast

This nutritious breakfast incorporates chocolate and is still completely healthy.

chocolate bowl

Katie Higgins creates nutritious spins on classic favorites over on her blog, Chocolate Covered Katie. Here she shares her twist on the post-run smoothie.

With more potassium and almost twice the amount of fiber as other grains, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. This decadent chocolate breakfast lets you feel good about nourishing your body with a satisfying meal.

Superfood Chocolate Bowls
Makes 4 servings

1  cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
3 cups milk of choice
⅜ tsp. salt
¼ cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
Sweetener of choice, to taste
Mini chocolate chips, optional
1 large banana, mashed, optional
3  Tbsp. peanut butter, optional
Coconut milk for serving, optional

In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa, milk and salt to a boil. Cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 30 minutes, until the quinoa is soft and fluffy. Turn off  the heat and stir in cacao powder, vanilla and desired sweetener. Mix in chocolate chips, mashed banana, and/or peanut butter, if using. Top with coconut milk, if desired.

Per Serving (Without Optional Items): Calories 180, Fat 5G, Fiber 6G, Carbs 30G, Protein 7.5G

If you love this recipe, check out Katie’s new cookbook—available now.