Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal + my first YouTube video! | The Healthful Ideas

Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal + my first YouTube video!

February 16, 2017
Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.com

I’m SO excited to be taking to you today!! Why? Well, today, I’m sharing with you my first YouTube video ever! After a year of talking about it, I finally filmed one. I decided to start slow so it’s a short one with the recipe for this Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal. In my last post I told you I might buy a new mirrorless camera and well, I actually went out that evening and bought a Sony one. I just couldn’t wait, it had to happen and I’m so happy I got it!

The reason I bought a small camera when I already have my DSLR is because I really wanted to start vlogging. I have been meaning to start for over a year but I never had the guts to do it. Filming yourself and putting it on the internet for everyone to see is a scary thing and it’s a test of your confidence. Especially when your confidence is basically nonexistent and you’re a very shy, self-conscious person.


I’m going to film more cooking videos like the one I’m sharing with you today BUT I also want to make different kinds of videos for a separate channel. Videos about what I eat, about travel, restaurants, and anything else I may want to talk about. Most of all, I want to vlog my move to Toronto and I simply just needed a smaller camera for all that — I’m no Casey Neistat to drag a heavy DSLR everywhere I go.

I’ll update you on how those more personal videos are coming along later this month or next month so stay tuned! ;)

Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.com

Funny story: about a month ago I was sitting at my desk and randomly wrote a date on a piece of paper. Weird right? It was just a random date that crossed my mind so I wrote it down and kept it in my drawer to see if anything interesting happens that day. Fast forward to yesterday, I totally forgot about that piece of paper but I found it when I was cleaning out my drawer and realized that the date I wrote down was the day I bought my new camera! Crazy, right? Total coincidence that it was exactly that day! I didn’t plan it and it was so weird — all of sudden I was like “you know what? I’m just gonna start vlogging! Why not?!” and the next thing I know, I was at the cash register at the camera place paying for a new camera. It was such an awesome feeling to know that I was taking a step towards something I’ve wanted for such a long time.

It might look that I’m starting a YT channel because everyone else is doing it but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m not doing it because it’s in or because videos are getting big and important even for bloggers. I’ve wanted to start a YouTube channel around the same time Zoella was filming Lush hauls in her bedroom at her parent’s house. It took me what, like, 4-5 years to get to this point? Wow. But, you know, everything happens at the right time. If I had started earlier, my channel would be about something completely different I wouldn’t be interested in today.

I even remember that back then you weren’t a “real YouTuber” until you had like 100k subscribers and went to the YouTube headquarters to sign a contract to become an official creator or something like that. I remember being super bummed it wasn’t available in my country. Now everyone can be a Youtuber, you can have ads on your channel from day one and you can start making money right away. All you need to do is start.

Anyways, here is my video! Please let me know if you liked it and if there’s anything you’d change to make it better. I value your opinion so much. If you like it, you can subscribe because I’ll definitely be making more videos soon. I enjoyed the editing process more than I thought I would. I dare to say I enjoy it even more than editing photos.

Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.comSour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.comSour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.comSour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.com

This recipe is one of my absolute favorites. I love the sour cherry & chocolate combo, I think it’s absolutely magical. The oatmeal in the video looks different than these pictures because I filmed it after I already had the pictures ready. For the video, I added a tahini chocolate sauce which makes the oatmeal even more amazing. I had some leftover tahini chocolate and added almond milk to make it runnier and it resulted in the most amazing chocolate sauce ever. The recipe for it is in the video description but there’s going to be a separate video showing how to make it soon along with a blog post so stay tuned! :)

Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.com

4.5 from 2 reviews
Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other plant milk or even just water)
  • ½ cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free to make sure this recipe is 100% GF)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder (or extract)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar
  • ½ cup halved pitted sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder (add as much as you want basically)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • homemade chocolate sauce (recipe in the description of this video)
Instructions
  1. Place the milk, oats, vanilla powder, and maple syrup into a pot, stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for 5-7 minutes or until creamy. Add more milk or water if needed. I added about ¼ cup water.
  2. Add the cherries and cook for 1-2 more minutes just to heat it back up if they were frozen.
  3. Stir in the cacao, and cinnamon, and serve. Top with your favorite berries, a mix of nuts and seeds of choice, nut butter, and/or the chocolate sauce I linked if desired. Enjoy!

Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - this oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and chocolatey. It's like having dessert for breakfast, you'll love this recipe. Simply, easy to make & delicious. | thehealthfulideas.com


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28 Comments

  • Reply Tine February 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    This looks so good and healthy! i’ve been looking for some new breakfast ideas lately as I want to spruce things up during the weekends, really glad to have found a gluten-free and vegan version as I can’t have dairy or wheat!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you like it! It’s my absolute favorite oatmeal flavor :)

  • Reply Heather February 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    It looks so good! I love trying different oatmeal combos.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks, Heather!

  • Reply Lauren February 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Your photos are beautiful and the video came out fabulous! Videos are a hard commitment when food posts already require a TON of work, I commend your efforts. Job well done!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, it’s a LOT but it’s fun so that helps :) Thank you!!

  • Reply Jaclyn Quinones February 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This looks really yummy! Love the photos! So gorgeous!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Jaclyn!

  • Reply Bailey February 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Looks delicious. I love the video too! Can’t wait to see more of your vlogging.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Yay! Thank you! :)

  • Reply Kristine-Bites of Flavor February 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love all things about oatmeal. Great video!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks Kristine!<3

  • Reply Latisha Marcum February 16, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Oh. My. Word. This looks so delightful! Oh I can’t wait to try this out for myself! So, so yummy! Congrats on your YouTube also!! How exciting!
    XO-L
    http://agirlnamedlatisha.blogspot.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you Latisha!<3

  • Reply Belle February 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Oh my! That looks heavenly and looks healthy too. I must try this!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Belle! :)

  • Reply Tiffany Griffin February 16, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    This is your first YouTube video? Wow, you’ve done an amazing job! Also, that oatmeal looks amazing. I would love to try this. My oatmeal consists of dumping a packet of oatmeal into a bowl and adding milk. :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much, thank means a lot! Haha at least its quick ;)

  • Reply Krysten February 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    That is totally weird that you wrote down the date that you bought your new camera, but really cool! I’m glad you started vlogging, I love it!
    This oatmeal looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Right??! Thanks so much, Krysten!

  • Reply Hannah February 16, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    This looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it out!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Hannah!

  • Reply Ashleigh February 17, 2017 at 12:27 am

    The video turned out great and the recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to make this chocolate breakfast dish! I love oatmeal! Thank you for sharing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you so much Asheigh! I’m glad you like it! :)

  • Reply Shannon @ Mom Without Labels February 17, 2017 at 2:46 am

    This looks so amazing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks so much Shannon! :)

  • Reply Erica @ Coming Up Roses February 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    This sounds SO YUMMY OMG. ANd you made it look so beautiful!!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 19, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Erica! <3

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