Let's be honest : most of us have had these mornings where we woke up craving dessert for breakfast. If that is the case for you, we've come up with the perfect recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth : overnight oats with maple syrup and chocolate. Contrary to what you might expect, these two foods can actually be really good for you when eaten mindfully; one more reason to give this recipe a go!
Cacao has been known for its health benefits since ancient times. More recently, studies have shown that cacao has vasodilator effects, which can help reduce blood pressure, as well as antioxydant effects that can prevent cellular ageing. Moreover, cacao also contains theobromine, an alkaloid that can boost your mood by stimulating your brain's production of substances like dopamin.
To learn about the benefits of maple syrup, click here.
1 packet Maple-Cranberry Yumi Overnight Oats
1\4 cup vanilla plant-based yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1\2 tsp cacao powder
1\2 tsp vanilla extract
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