Today is 30° and sunny and sort of feels like the summer after the weather we’ve been having. Okay – that might be an exaggeration. But it was lovely to wake up and go for a run outside – I’ve been missing that sun and vitamin D! After my morning run I decided to make some oatmeal (shocking…) and love this combination. It’s like a cross between my Fudgy Chocolate Banana Oatmeal and my Chai Tea Latte Oatmeal. It’s super delicious and easy and as always is a great way to start your day and keep you energized. I added some peanut butter, cinnamon, and my favorite cereal. Yum.
Dark Chocolate Chai Oatmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup chai tea (I used Oregon Chai Tea mix, but brewing a cup of tea would work just as well)
a pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s Special Dark)
1/4 cup almond milk (or any type of milk)
Mix oats, water, chai tea, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for two minutes. Remove, stir, and add in cocoa powder and milk. Microwave for one more minute. Stir again and add toppings if desired!
adapted from: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2014/01/08/chocolate-chai-tea-oatmeal/