Oatmeal gets a powerful makeover with the addition of fresh blueberries and Cacao Powder, a superfood packed with antioxidants! Studies have shown that Cacao helps to lower LDL cholesterol, improve circulation, helps stave off heart disease, and increases oxygen content and hydration of skin! (Among other benefits, such as increased energy and improved mood!).
Cacao & Blueberry Oatmeal
4 cups of water
2 cups of rolled oats
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of Casacao Cacao Powder
½ cup of blueberries
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Soy or rice milk (optional)
Combine water, oatmeal, and salt in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil; then lower heat and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until water has been reduced, or oatmeal has been cooked to the consistency of your liking (about 10 minutes).
Take oatmeal off the heat and stir in Casacao Cacao Powder (a little goes a long way.)
(Add the optional Soy or rice milk)
Serve oatmeal in a bowl and add the blueberries and sprinkle ground cinnamon (equal parts per serving).
Add or substitute with other great fruits, such as bananas and strawberries for variety.
*Recipe and image courtesy of Casacao.*