A thick, rich and creamy chocolate frosting that is delicious? Easy. But what about one that is HEALTHY, HIGH IN PROTEIN, and FREE OF REFINED SUGAR and this-can’t-be-good-for-me-but-it-really-is? Yes, oh yes. This is the perfect topping for any of my cakes, and especially my latest and greatest Healthy Single-Serving Mocha Microwave Mug Cake. But of course, no one would be the wiser if you just wanted to eat it straight off of the spoon. And I certainly wouldn’t blame you.
Cherry blossom season in South Korea is BEAUTIFUL. Streets and countrysides are lined with trees whose branches are clouds of pink and white blossoms. As the season progresses, these blossoms drop away and float down like a soft, warm wonderful kind of snow and blanket the shoulders of the roadways. But what’s even more beautiful, in my mind, is the bounty of fresh, ripe cherries that follows. Rich, deep-red cherries with shiny, glossy skins are currently lining the shelves of grocery stores, fruit stands and markets everywhere. Their fresh, tart sweetness is begging to be eaten and I am eating them in abundance! I eat them by the handful, the bowful, the bagful, and the whole darn boxful! And guess what happens to pair perfectly with juicy cherries? Rich, complex, oh-so-slightly bitter deep-dark chocolate! I was literally mid-drizzle with my chocolate syrup* poised over a bowl of fresh chopped cherries when my latest idea for Overnight Oatmeal sprang to mind. Dark Chocolate Cherry is decadently delicious and still as healthful, high-protein and wholesome as ever!
Peanut butter and chocolate. No one really knows whether peanut butter’s first love is truly jelly or whether it’s chocolate. They just go together. It’s really a no-brainer, isn’t it? And oatmeal for breakfast is a wholesome, natural choice. Make it overnight oatmeal so there’s no standing and stirring over a hot pot in this easy, healthy recipe. And why not make it high in protein? I hope you’re not still thinking about it! Let’s get to it RIGHT NOW!
Just in time for National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15, 2015, in the U.S. anyway, in case you didn’t know – I didn’t either, until it showed up in my Facebook news feed), I present Triple Chocolate “Chocoholic” Overnight Oatmeal complete with chocolate chips! I couldn’t very well take care of the peanut butter lovers of the world without also thinking about the chocolate lovers of the world, too. And don’t the two go hand in hand? And if I can make an easy, healthy high-protein recipe, of course I will. And of course you will, too. Right?
Peanut butter lovers, unite! I’ve made an overnight oatmeal just for you. This recipe has not just one, not two, not three, but FOUR, count ’em FOUR peanut products in it to bring you maximum peanut flavour and the ultimate peanut butter experience. (My apologies if you have a peanut allergy; please check out my Nut-free recipes – and yes, I know that technically peanuts are not nuts, but legumes – I’ve got you covered! Also, my condolences if you are a Paleo adherent and you’re avoiding peanuts, not to mention the dairy in the whey protein powder and the oats as well; this post clearly is not for you, but please check out all of my Paleo goodies instead). Now, back to the PB love. I really don’t think it’s possible to cram more peanutty goodness into one bowl, but be sure to let me know in the comments if you find a way! So, what all is in there? Let’s find out!