Hands up if you enjoy Nutella.
Now, how many of you stopped buying it when you heard about all the terribly unhealthy ingredients Ferrero was never mentioning on the ingredient list of everyones favorite chocolate hazelnut spread? I for one was shocked! All that hazelnut-chocolaty goodness, and I would never be able to trust it again! But – although I would never personally buy Nutella again (my boyfriend does that for me ;), I’m no hypocrite…) – I never lost faith in Ferrero as a brand. They specialize in all things hazelnut and chocolate, and let’s be honest, all these knock-off products, albeit without any of the additives, are nothing compared to the original!
Luckily for me, they are also the proud producers of a Nutella tasting, crispy, creamy chocolate, hazelnut praline combo! Do you follow? I’m talking about Ferrero Rocher ..
These little treats are definitely among some of my favorite treats – right up there with Raffaello (a coconut praline also by Ferrero), peanut butter with chocolate swirls, Froyo and champagne truffles.
But as with all things sweet and tasty, they must be enjoyed in moderation. This term, something you hear every day at any mention of sugar, is annoying, yes, but it’s also true…If I were to eat a couple of these pralines every day, I would have to do a whole lot more than I already do, to keep the pounds from creeping up on me.. Whereas if I were to occasionally enjoy
one or two a whole package (I have no control, and no remorse!), I could actually build it in to a healthy lifestyle..
But I’m not one for “occasions” and want to eat something amazing like a Ferrero Rocher more than just once in a Blue Moon. So I’m going against the system; please welcome a healthy (more or less) breakfast/snack/pre-workout option of this creamy, nutty, chocolaty goodness of a praline. Be a good host and enjoy it daily if you like! Have your cake, and eat it too 😉
Ferrero Rocher Oats (serves 1)
- ½ cup regular oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (or chocolate powder for a bit more sweetness)
- 1 teaspoon coconut (ode to Raffaello..works well with chocolate!) (optional!)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- minimum 1 teaspoon Cinnamon sugar or maple syrup or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Quark or Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon Cream cheese (creamyyyyy)
- 1 tablespoon Hazelnut butter
- 1/3 cup Soy milk
- Add all ingredients, except for a splash of milk (need for easy stirring) in a mason jar or Tupperware
- Stir well until combined
- Add in rest of milk
- Cover with lid and shake well
- Store in the fridge overnight (or for several hours)
I took this with me, and enjoyed it on a long tram ride through the city.. 🙂
With attitude and
picked off nail polish (terrible habit!), Anoushé xoxo
Questions of the day:
Do you like Nutella? If yes, are you hard-core like me, able to eat it pure, or do you have a certain way of eating it yourself? Do you still buy it, despite its bad rep?