Decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Oats

Dessert for breakfast? Erm, yes please! If you’re like us at Lifebox and love the occasional sweet but healthy snack, this chocolately, nutty protein oatmeal recipe is the perfect cure for any sugar craving. Not only does it taste amazing, but it is also low in sugar, high in fibre and packed full of protein, making it a perfect option for those in need of a vegan snack and/or gluten-free snack.

Serves: 1

50g porridge oats (FROM YOUR LIFEBOX!)
1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
250ml almond milk or water
1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
Handful of hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1 square of 85 per cent dark chocolate, grated


Combine the oats and cacao powder in a microwaveable bowl and then pour in the milk or water. Microwave for 2–3 minutes until cooked. Stir.

Add the protein powder and stir well, adding more milk or water if necessary.

Sprinkle the chopped nuts and grated chocolate on top before serving.

PS… The powder may be omitted entirely or substituted with extra cacao powder; though it will be less protein-rich.

This recipe comes from Dr Hazel Wallace, the girl behind The Food Medic. She set up her blog in 2013 as a platform to show people that eating healthy and staying fit can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into an everyday busy lifestyle.

Hazel is a UK based health and fitness blogger, social media influencer, qualified personal trainer and now works as a Junior Doctor in London. She graduated in 2012 with a first class degree in Medical Sciences, going on to gain a graduate degree in Medicine (MBBCH) in 2016.  The Food Medic is her first book.


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