Every meal is a chance to add a whole range of amazing nutrients to your diet.  Just a small spoonful of ‘this’ and a sprinkling of ‘that’ can boost your intake of many vitamins and minerals important for health.  Over the course of a week, I like to mix my breakfasts up as much as possible by using different whole grains, seeds, fruits, nuts and dark chocolate – YUM!  Without thinking about my nutrition too much, I know I am hitting quite a few bases by the variety I am eating.  All these foods are quite potent in terms of nutrients values so you really do not need too much of anything to have an impact on good health.  I feel it is cheating a little to call my breakfast bowl a ‘recipe’ as really they are just an assembly of any grain, nut, seed, and fruit I have handy in the fridge at the time, but if you are stuck in a breakfast rut and need some inspiration, I hope my breakfast bowl helps!  I can say the best inspiration is usually what’s in your storecupboard and what is in season and right now I am really loving blood oranges before they disappear for another year!

A note on oats: I soak my oats overnight in lots of filtered water and a dash of apple cider vinegar and the next morning I rinse and then heat them in plant-based milk for at least 5+ mins until thoroughly cooked through and creamy.  I understand this helps to break down the phytic acid in the oats and thus releasing the anti-nutrients which may stop you from absorbing certain minerals.  The soaking also really helps me with digestion as I used to suffer from gas and bloating after eating oats, but now with this preparation, I do not have any digestions issues.

Enjoy! Joanne 🙂

Here is what you will need;

  • Oats
  • Plant-based milk
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Maca root powder
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Blood orange
  • Raw cacao nibs – optional


Begin the breakfast the night before by soaking the oats in lots of water and a dash of apple cider vinegar.  Rinse and drain the following morning, before heating the oats in the plant-based milk until creamy.  Stir through the raw cacao and maca powder and top with the remaining ingredients;

Chocolate & Maca Oats with Kiwi, Orange, Pomegranate & Seeds


Chocolate & Maca Oats with Kiwi, Orange, Pomegranate & Seeds

Chocolate & Maca Oats with Kiwi, Orange, Pomegranate & Seeds

The Balanced Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
overnight soaking 6 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving



  • 1 cup jumbo oats
  • 1 dash apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 cups plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca root powder


  • 1/4 pomegranate seeds
  • 1 kiwi fruit chopped
  • 1 blood orange peeled, sliced
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs optional
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  • Start preparing the oats the night before by soaking them in cold water, in a bowl with a dash of apple cider vinegar.
  • The following morning, rinse and drain the oats, then add them to a small pan with the plant-based milk and heat gently.  Cook while stirring to prevent sticking until they are soft and creamy - about 5+mins.  Allow the oats to cool for a few mins before stirring through the raw cacao powder and maca root powder.
  • Pour the oat mixture into a serving bowl and add the pomegranate seeds, kiwi, blood orange, seeds and cacao nibs, if using.
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