Alternative title: …And breathe! Wow…Think the actual title says it all for a change!
When I’m in the Migraine hangover (postdrome) phase I crave certain foods of the stodgy or overly sugary kind and drink of the milk variety (…By the bucket load! I kinda understand the stodgy and sugary cravings, but MILK? What the heck?!).
I’m not ashamed to admit that I usually give into these cravings. Considering my brain doesn’t know it’s arse from it’s elbow after an attack I’m ok with appeasing it…And after experiencing a Migraine from Hell the other day I wanted something very specific…I wanted chocolate. Not just a little piece of dark chocolate, oh no, I wanted the whole sodding chocolate factory complete with waterfall (“the waterfall is most important”).
This time though, I didn’t fancy having a tantrum at the Oompa Loompas as they dragged my backside out of the factory while singing something weird about me and I certainly didn’t want to traipse to the shop in the muggy weather (do any fellow Migraineurs find that the weather affects your noggins?), but I couldn’t just ignore the craving. So I hauled myself into the kitchen in search of cacao powder…And for some reason, honey. The next bit of that story is rather messy (cacao EVERYWHERE! It’s like sand in that respect) but the result is awesome…
I wasn’t going to post another overnight oats recipe so soon but I got far too excited by the addition of a chocolate syrup that I had to share…HAD TO! Especially as it is so simple to make and easy to adapt, so without further ado:
Chocolate Syrup (makes approximately 60ml…I took note when making it again as the first time round I was more concerned with getting it in my face).
1/4 cup honey (or Agave).
2-3 tsp Raw Cacao Powder (Bioglan is still my go to – who do you folks use?).
1 tbsp water.
All you have to do is throw it all together. And whisk until smooth. That’s it.
If you want it a bit more chocolatey add more cacao powder until you get the desired taste (personally I liked the honey aftertaste, so only added the 3tsp but it is each to their own with this)…
Throw some Goji berries onto your overnight oats, drizzle a bit (or a lot) of the choccy syrup and boom! Breakkie for those with a sweet tooth.
Ok folks, let’s talk Goji berries shall we? Whaddya mean “awww, I don’t wanna”?
Simply put, a Goji Berry (otherwise known as a Wolfberry) is a fruit harvested from Lycium Barbarum and Lycium Chinense – these are part of the Solanceae (Nightshade…Yes you read that right) family. They are good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron and Calcium…A fabulous little berry to add to your juices/smoothies/oats.
I find them to be a little bit sour, so they compliment the chocolate syrup quite nicely.