Strawberry-Cocoa Oatmeal

Monday, February 27, 2017

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By Toby Amidor, MS, RD

I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

During the bone chilling days of winter, I love warming up with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is also the perfect way to add cocoa flavanols into my daily regimen. One of my favorite flavor combinations for oatmeal is strawberries and chocolate.

Why Are Cocoa Flavanols Good for You?
Cocoa flavanols are the beneficial plant-based nutrients found naturally in cocoa. The cocoa flavanols work with your body to maintain healthy levels of nitric oxide, which helps maintain the healthy flow of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body, by promoting healthy blood flow†. CocoaVia® supplement delivers the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols in a cocoa extract supplement today. It is the cocoa flavanols in chocolate, not the percentage cacao or darkness of the chocolate, which are beneficial for your health.

Adding one CocoaVia® powdered stick pack to your morning bowl of oatmeal will help you take in your daily serving of cocoa flavanols.

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Strawberry-Cocoa Oatmeal
Serves: 1
Total time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
½ cup old-fashioned oats
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup water
8 strawberries, sliced
1 CocoaVia® Unsweetened Dark Chocolate powdered stick pack
1 teaspoon 100% maple syrup
¼ cup nonfat milk

Instructions:
Heat a small saucepan with oats, cinnamon, and water over medium-high flame. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce flame to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes, until oatmeal is softened.

Spoon oatmeal into a bowl, remove cinnamon stick and toss with strawberries, CocoaVia® powdered stick pack, and maple syrup. Top with ¼ cup nonfat milk.

Nutrition information (per serving):
Calories: 399; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 grams; Protein: 17 grams; Total Carbohydrates: 73 grams; Sugars: 15 grams; Fiber: 13 grams; Cholesterol: 1 milligrams; Sodium: 37 milligrams

 

For more information visit, CocoaVia®, and make sure to use the code “RDA25” to receive 25% off when you make a purchase! ***

† This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

***Limit one use per customer on a maximum of three units per item. Excludes cases and expires 2/28/2017.

I am participating in a VN campaign. This is a sponsored post by the CocoaVia® brand. The content and opinions expressed above are my own. I am no way affiliated with the CocoaVia® brand and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

 

 


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