5-Minute Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Bowl (Protein-Packed, Low Sugar)

by | Oct 10, 2019 | 30-min meals, Breakfast, Chocolate, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, No Added Sugar, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Grains | 2 comments

Inside Scoop: This protein-packed healthy chocolate oatmeal is your ideal pre and post workout meal.

This recipe was submitted by Kudzi Manase, International Relations and English Literature graduate with a passion for all things health and fitness.

Oats have become a constant feature on health food lists and for good reason. They’re satisfyingly filling and just so easy to make (the simplest of recipes can be completed in less than five minutes). Oats are extremely diverse, featuring in healthier versions of recipes for cookies, bread and pancakes, and of course as a favourite breakfast choice like these 2-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats or these Chai Overnight Oats.

Oats have innumerable health benefits, often being cited as helpful in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. While most people turn to oats when they’re trying to lose a few pounds, they can be just as important for those trying to gain muscle.

Oats are high in slow digesting carbohydrates, which provide the energy needed to enable bigger and better lifts. Without sufficient carbohydrates in our diet, our bodies begin to break down their own proteins in an attempt to meet these energy requirements. As I’m sure you can see, this is highly counter-productive. To prevent this from happening, it’s often recommended that a good portion of your daily carbohydrates are consumed in and around your workouts and for those who prefer to hit the gym in the morning, this healthy chocolate oatmeal recipe is perfect! It’s high in carbohydrates and protein, tastes impossibly indulgent and takes less than 5 minutes to prep.

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  • Filled with protein
  • High in complex carbohydrates
  • Great for bodybuilders and weight watchers alike
  • Full of healthy, unsaturated fats
  • Free from added sugar


For more quick and easy oat recipe inspiration, also check out our 2 minute peanut butter oat video below (just of the 125+ recipes that are part of the N5Diet Program).

* Header photo credit to Ella Olsson.


Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Bowl

If you’re looking for a decadent breakfast that’s sure to help you on your muscle-building journey, this one’s for you!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword healthy chocolate oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 315 kcal


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats quick
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder unflavoured
  • 1 Tbsp cacao powder or hot chocolate powder
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk chocolate flavour
  • 1 Tbsp pecans or walnuts, crushed
  • 1/4 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine your oats, protein powder and cacao/hot chocolate powder in a small food processor and blend.
  2. Add the non-dairy milk and one cup of warm water before giving another quick blitz. The consistency will appear a little runny, but it’s nothing to worry about; it will thicken once it’s been placed in the microwave.
  3. Place your mixture in a bowl and pop it in the microwave for about a minute.
  4. To ensure that your oats don’t get lumpy, you will need to stir every 20 seconds. The mixture will thicken over time.
  5. Once the minute is up, remove the bowl from the microwave and top with toasted pecans and sliced strawberries.

Kudzi Manase

I'm a recent International Relations and English Literature graduate with a passion for all things health and fitness! I spend my days planning my gym sessions, researching ways to get stronger and making healthy and delicious recipes. When I'm not busy with all of that, I'm either interning, creating content for my blog nnyasha.com which is aimed at the healthy, balanced young professional or trying to reach my reading goal of 100 books in 2018!

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  1. Katie

    Which plant based in flavour protein powder do you recommend?

    And do you think a larger batch can be made and then microwave only the amount you want at a time?

    • Naughty Nutrition

      This recipe would work wonderful with plain, chocolate and even vanilla protein powder. Chocolate flavour would make it nice and rich just like hot chocolate.

      Yes, absolutely! You can even freeze in single portions and pull out the day before to let thaw. Let us know what you think!


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