These had me at hello.
And they are so easy to make. Ingredients include oats, bananas, cacao powder, chia seeds, cacao nibs, goji berries, coconut oil and an optional chocolate dribble which your kids will thank you for! I left out the hemp seeds and they were still delicious.
I love cooking with cacao nibs because you get the bitter chocolate taste sensation without the sugar. And there is no better start to the day than oats and banana for a sustained energy boost. Not only are these so easy to make but they just taste so good. I’m not sure they make a great standalone breakfast with the chocolate drizzle, but they are pretty darn good as a wholesome treat. I’d suggest making two batches as the first one will disappear pretty quickly and you won’t have any left for freezing!
Did you know that Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6 which your body needs to metabolise carbohydrates? It also needs B6 to produce GABA, dopamine, and serotonin. These are all the feel good neurotransmitters our body needs for sleep, happiness and to stop our brain over firing. Gaba is particularly good for children with ADHD or autism as it balances out the glutamate levels in their bodies which over excite their nervous system.
Oats are just the bees knees for anyone in the morning, particularly kids. Full of dietary fibre, magnesium, iron and protein they will stabilise your blood sugar.
Goji Berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on earth, with the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They’re full of vitamin C, calcium, zinc, selenium, iron and a whopping 21 trace minerals. They are considered superfoods for these nutritional values as well as their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Be aware that consuming goji berries while also taking medication for diabetes, or blood pressure can cause adverse reactions.
Chia seeds are really high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are the essential fats which are important for heart health and brain function. They are also a fantastic source of dietary fibre, calcium, iron and magnesium.
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