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If you’ve seen any of my “What’s on My Plate?” posts, you know that I eat chocolate oatmeal more often than not. With good reason. It only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to make (most of them spent in the microwave), it’s cheap, and it’s chocolate. Since I mention my chocolate oatmeal so often, I thought I should measure it for once so you guys can make it too!
You may be wondering about the banana and oatmeal together in one meal. Aren’t they both carb sources? Yep, but according to my Google research, half a medium banana and a 1/2-cup serving of oats still comes well within the 45g net carb limit for a Trim Healthy Mama E meal. 🙂
If you like, you can whisk some egg whites (for extra protein) into the hot oatmeal after cooking. Oatmeal has some protein of its own (6g/serving), so adding additional protein is not required. However, if you find that you can’t make it to lunch without getting terribly hungry, extra protein would be a great idea.
Update: I’ve found that stirring in 2 T. whey protein powder and 1 tsp. refined coconut oil when I add the cocoa powder and sweetener really revs my metabolism! Add a little bit of almond milk if it’s too thick.
Another update: I actually prefer collagen over whey protein powder. Less taste. I cook the oatmeal; stir in my salt, sweetener, cocoa powder, and collagen; then top with half a sliced banana. Since I’m allowed 5 grams of added fat in a THM E meal, I like to add a splash of half and half, a few sugar free chocolate chips, or a teaspoon of natural peanut butter to the top of the oatmeal as well.
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- Scrumptious Overnight Oatmeal 5 Ways
- 1⅓ c. water
- ½ c. old-fashioned oats (use gluten-free if necessary)
- Hearty dash salt (don't skimp on this!)
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 3-4 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (a doonk is 1/32 tsp.)
- Sliced banana
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Microwave the first three ingredients together in a large bowl for 3 minutes. (I use a large serving bowl so the oatmeal doesn't run over in the microwave. If the oats aren't soft in 3 minutes, cook longer until the desired texture is reached. Some microwaves are stronger than others.) You could also cook this mixture on the stovetop until the desired consistency is reached.
- Stir the cocoa powder and sweetener into the oatmeal. Top with a moderate amount of sliced banana and a splash of almond milk if desired. (Sometimes I stir a little almond milk into the oatmeal along with the cooca powder and sweetener if I want it to be thinner or not so dark chocolatey.) Since we're allowed a teaspoon of fat in a THM:E meal, sometimes I add a teaspoon of coconut oil or peanut butter to the oatmeal. Smearing the peanut butter on top of the oatmeal after stirring the cocoa powder in lets you get more noticeable flavor.
- Update: I've found that stirring in 2 T. whey protein powder and 1 tsp. refined coconut oil when I add the cocoa powder and sweetener really revs my metabolism! Add a little bit of almond milk if it's too thick.
- Another update: I actually prefer collagen over whey protein for less taste. I cook the oatmeal; stir in my salt, sweetener, cocoa powder, and collagen; then top with half a sliced banana. Since I'm allowed 5 grams of added fat in a THM E meal, I like to add a splash of half and half, a few sugar free chocolate chips, or a teaspoon of natural peanut butter to the top of the oatmeal as well.
Want a chocolate overnight oatmeal recipe to eat cold? Try My Fave Overnight Oatmeal (you can find the recipe on my website or on pg. 30 of my cookbook, Necessary Food).