Banana Chocolate Chia Oat Milk and Protein Bowl
Banana Chocolate Chia Oat Milk and Protein Bowl from Destiny Frith
Destiny Frith created this delicious recipe using Willa’s Oat Milk, chia seeds, Vital Proteins collagen along with some yummy toppings from Hu Kitchen and Purely Elizabeth granola. We love these brands because they use ingredients you can recognize and way less sugar, without compromising on flavor.
Research has shown that trying to get some fiber and protein and color into every meal is a good rule of thumb, and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Plus, it’s delicious and the perfect thing for the days when all you want are carbs and chocolate!
The perfect recipe for when you’re craving nothing but chocolate and carbs...
When we get stressed, or are dealing with hormonal changes, lack of sleep or anything else that has upset our daily lives (hello, 2020), we tend to crave more carbs, more sugar, more of all the things that are great in moderation, but won’t make for a well rounded meal.
Case in point as Destiny mentioned in her post here, “It makes sense that women can have intense cravings right before or during their periods. The key is to try to stick to complex carbs and healthier sweets that will both satisfy you and nourish your body.”
At Willa’s, we believe in keeping the whole entire oat intact, which means you’re getting a complex carb, not a simple one.
When you have oats or oat milk, we believe you should also get to enjoy all the good stuff and benefits! That’s why we use the entire whole grain oat, so you get all the protein and fiber, and less of the oat sugar.
What’s great about this recipe is you get lots of complex carbs and fiber, plus the hint of sweetness and chocolate we all crave from time to time.
Jessica Cording, R.D., mbg Collective member, and founder of Jessica Cording Nutrition, says when you’re craving sweets and simple carbs go for a “healthier carb option, one that will provide more fiber, important vitamins and minerals, and in some cases, protein." This recipe hits on all of the above.
Why is fiber from whole oats so great?
According to the New York Times, “A diet of fiber-rich foods, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.”
As we’ve explored before, pre-biotic fiber, meaning the stuff that supports good gut bacteria, can even help support better mental health!
What we love about this recipe, is that not only does it check all the boxes, it sneaks in some chocolate! You can basically top it with whatever sounds delicious to you, but Destiny provides some delicious ideas for toppings below.
Now, for the yummy recipe...
Banana Chia Oat Milk Breakfast Bowl Ingredients and Recipe:
1 cup @willas_kitchen oat milk
1/2 cup GF oats
1/2 mashed banana
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop @vitalproteins collagen
(Can be made overnight)
frozen mixed berries
@88acres watermelon seed butter
sunflower + pumpkin seeds
1 square of @hukitchen chocolate
@purely_elizabeth choc granola
Recipe and photo credit: Destiny Frith
Looking for more dairy free and oat milk recipes? Check our Recipes page here.
Craving chocolate? Check out our oat milk chocolate pudding made with all dairy free, plant based ingredients.