The Unusual Breakfast I Swear By For Losing Weight

The Unusual Breakfast I Swear By For Losing Weight

HOW I LOST 40 LBS

The unusual breakfast recipe that I swear by

There are many breakfast recipes that I’ve tried for losing weight – some of them I loved, and some of them I hated. But this recipe is probably my favorite weight-loss breakfast recipe ever.

Some of the reasons that I love this recipe so much, is because it keeps me full for hours (throughout the morning) and it gives me great energy – but the biggest reason, is that it gives me the chocolate fix that I need (in a healthy way).

This recipe is 100% dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free – and it’s balanced with whole carbs, good protein and healthy fats.

Because this breakfast is balanced (with carbs, protein and fats), it keeps me full all morning with great energy – and when I have this chocolatey dream of a breakfast, then I literally don’t crave chocolate for the rest of the day (and so I won’t be snacking on chocolate bars, which wouldn’t help me to lose weight).

Watch my video below on how to make it – I hope that you love this chocolate oatmeal recipe as much as I do!

Liezl Jayne xo


Keep in mind that this breakfast should be incorporated into a balanced diet. Here is a FREE 3 day eating plan for weight-loss that you can download here on my blog – this is what I used to lose 40 Lbs!



THE RECIPE

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup rolled oats (dry)
-1 + 1/2 to 2 cups water
-2 teaspoons cacao powder (raw cocoa)
-1 flat teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil
-pinch cinnamon
-pinch ground vanilla (optional)
-1 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup (or as needed, don’t go crazy with sweetener)
-tiny pinch sea salt (optional, only if sweetener has been used)

*you can also use xylitol, raw honey or pure coconut sugar as a sweetener

Suggested toppings:

-1/2 sliced banana, or 1/2 cup blueberries, or 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
-1 flat Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter (or cashew butter, or peanut butter)


THE METHOD

Instructions:

-bring the oats and water to a boil on the stove in a pot, then bring the heat down and let the oats simmer for 10-20 minutes
-once cooked, mix in the coconut oil, cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla, 100% pure maple syrup, and sea salt
-serve the oats in a bowl and add toppings
-serve with 1 flat Tablespoon unsweetened nut butter and fresh fruit (banana, blueberries or strawberries)
-eat and enjoy!

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo


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CAL BREAKDOWN

Calorie breakdown (with banana):

1/2 cup dry rolled oats = 150 cal
1 flat teaspoon coconut oil = 40 cal
2 teaspoons cacao powder = 8 cal
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup = 18 cal
1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter = 100 cal
1/2 medium banana = 50 cal

Total = roughly 366 calories

*take note that having 1 whole banana instead of half will add another 50 cal (total 416 cal)

Calorie breakdown (with blueberries):

1/2 cup dry rolled oats = 150 cal
1 flat teaspoon coconut oil = 40 cal
2 teaspoons cacao powder = 8 cal
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup = 18 cal
1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter = 100 cal
1/2 cup blueberries = 40 cal

Total = roughly 356 calories


LOWER CAL VERSION

You can also make this breakfast even lower calorie if you want to – if 356/ 366 calories is too much for you for breakfast (even though this is a decent amount of calories to have for breakfast if you are trying to lose weight).

You can easily use 1/3 cup dry rolled oats instead of 1/2 cup (this will save you 50 cal), and you can use 1/2 cup sliced strawberries as your topping (only 24 cal). Using 1/2 cup sliced strawberries instead of 1 medium banana, will save you 76 calories! Take note that you might need to use less cacao powder for this smaller sized serving.

Calorie breakdown (1/3 cup with strawberries):

1/3 cup dry rolled oats = 100 cal
1 flat teaspoon coconut oil = 40 cal
2 teaspoons cacao powder = 8 cal
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup = 18 cal
1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter = 100 cal
1/2 cup sliced strawberries = 24 cal

Total = roughly 290 calories


Images and video by Liezl Jayne Strydom – for liezljayne.com

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2 Comments

  1. Marcia
    December 1, 2016 / 1:47 am

    Hi, this looks great. Not sure about getting ahold of “ground vanilla.” Is there another vanilla product that would work? Vanilla extract, or is that too strong for this? Thanks.

    • Liezl Jayne Strydom
      December 1, 2016 / 7:14 am

      Hi Marcia! Yes you can also use vanilla extract. That would be perfect! If you can’t get vanilla extract, can also use vanilla essence, but this is quite powerful – so you’d only need a drop or two 🙂

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