Superfood Oatmeal


I love oatmeal for breakfast, so it’s a good thing it’s considered a superfood. Oatmeal is a whole grain, rich in fiber, fat fighting, flat belly food; for these reasons, I like to get creative with my favorite breakfast food! I’ve made oatmeal with countless topping variations! Walnuts, almonds, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, Nutella, with peanut butter and jelly, mixed with protein powder, blended into my protein shake, in a slow cooker, baked, over night refrigerator oats, with water, with milk, the possibilities are endlessly delicious.

Today I want to tell you about my LOWEST calorie oatmeal concoction. Not saying it’s the most delicious, just the lowest calorie for those calorie counting days. I call it my “Mexican Hot Chocolate Oats”. Does it really taste like Mexican hot chocolate? I think so! Or am I just playing more psychological games on myself? You be the judge!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Oats
1/2 old fashioned oats
1 cup of water (unsweetened almond milk is a good option for an additional 30 calories)
A dash of cinnamon (always a good idea to add this metabolism boosting spice)
1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s)
1 tsp of light brown sugar
2 stevia packets (1 packet can be enough but I like things sweet!)

1 serving
170 calories

I keep it simple by microwaving my oatmeal at 50 percent power for a slower cooked, less mushy result.

I think it’s the combination of the cocoa and cinnamon that reminds me of chocolate abuelita! 🙂