Today I have another brilliant guest post for you to enjoy, this one by a talented writer called Cal Mundine, founder of tea brand Matcha Ocha! In this post, he’ll talk about Matcha green tea powder, as well as sharing his own recipe for Nutritious Matcha Oatmeal.
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Nutritious Matcha Oatmeal by Cal Mundine
The best way how to start your day is definitely with a nice filling breakfast. One of the options is warm oatmeal (porridge). Ideal for cold mornings but definitely a good choice in warmer days if you top it with frozen fruit.
Today I am sharing my favourite oatmeal recipe so far. It is pretty simple, but it has something special in it – Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder, which makes your regular oatmeal super-oatmeal! Especially if you top it with nutritious nuts, seeds, dried/ frozen/ fresh fruits. Trust me, you will have the perfect start of the day.
One of the biggest plus is that oats are pretty filling, high in fibre and you will not be starving or feeling hungry a lot longer than usual. I highly recommend to cook your oatmeal on a stove not in microwave. It takes about four minutes, so you don’t have to worry about time.
Always add a pinch of salt into your oatmeal, it brings out all the flavors. Also another tip – if you make breakfast for more people and you are not sure how sweet they like they oatmeal, do not put anything sweet in while cooking and serve it without anything sweet. They can easily control the sweetness by topping the oatmeal with syrups (such as date syrup, maple syrup etc.) or honey. Forget sugar in this one. Your body will thank you. One of mine favourite natural sweetener are definitely dried dates. Absolutely wonderful, if you haven’t tried it yet, please, give it a go!
But let’s talk about ‘that green part’ in this recipe – Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder. Matcha Powder is well known superfood but for me it’s a superstar as well. I’ve used it on daily basis for two years now and let me tell you I feel great! My first time trying Matcha was in my local café. I had vegan Matcha latté and it simply got me. Since then I have made quite a research and I make sure I have it every morning. But you are not in the mood of drinking (and preparing) Matcha latté everyday, are you? So what I do is using my Matcha powder (not just) in my breakfast recipes.
Matcha powder is great if you are tired, it naturally boosts your system, helps to prevent cancer and heart diseases and also has anti-aging powers! Let’s make some great oatmeal breakfast packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fibre!
- One teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder
- One and a half cups of oatmeal
- One cup of rice milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- A pinch of pink himalayan salt
- Walnuts, cashews, peanuts
- Chia seeds, flax seeds
- Dried cranberries, sultanas, dried dates
- Coconut flakes
- Fresh fruit, frozen fruit
- Maple syrup, date syrup, honey
- Place milk, oats, Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder and salt into a saucepan and let it simmer, but stir the whole time.
- In few minutes it will get thicker, that’s when it goes off the heat.
- Serve plain and let family/friends/kids to top their own plate. It’s fun! Enjoy!
For more great ideas make sure you check out these Matcha recipes.
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