Adding Matcha powder to your oatmeal is the perfect way to start off the morning with a health boost. Matcha green tea is becoming widely used all over the world, as it contains a variety of nutrients which are good for your immune system, help fight infections and improve your skin’s condition.
You can keep this meal fun by selecting a variety of toppings for everyone to choose from; nuts, dried or frozen fruits and seeds really bring this dish to life. Just check out my topping ideas below for some more inspiration.
Matcha powder can be enjoyed as a hot drink or added to both savory and sweet dishes. It’s always best to use good quality Matcha which has a deeper flavor and strong aroma. It’s made from finely ground tea leaves and is considered to be one the healthiest teas in the world.
It’s partly grown in the shade to increase the levels of chlorophyll, which can remedy issues with bloating and constipation, as well as aid with weight loss. It also contains a high amount of theanine, which is an amino acid that can help improve your concentration and stabilize your energy levels.
Oats are amongst the healthiest food you can eat. They are a gluten-free whole grain and release a soluble fiber called Beta-glucan, which can reduce cholesterol and aids with weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer.
They’re also a great source of protein, Vitamin B, folate, zinc, magnesium, copper and antioxidants, and have unique components with anti-inflammatory effects. You can buy them whole, rolled or steel cut, but whole oats take slightly longer to cook.
Rice milk is lactose-free and a good alternative for people with nut or soy allergies. It’s made from boiled rice, brown rice starch and rice syrup, and whilst it’s high in carbs, it has fewer calories per cup than cow’s milk.
If you prefer other plant-based milk, you can substitute rice milk for almond, hazelnut, soy or oat.
Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan salt has many nutritional and therapeutic properties. Whereas most table salt contains only one mineral – sodium – this salt contains over 84 different types, including calcium, potassium, magnesium copper and iron.
It gets its pinkish color from its high mineral content and is one the purest, cleanest salts in the world.
Ingredients (4 servings):
1 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup rice milk (or any other plant-based milk)
pinch of pink himalayan salt
walnuts, cashews, peanuts
chia seeds, flax seeds
dried cranberries, sultanas, dried dates
fresh fruit, frozen fruit
maple syrup, date syrup, honey
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan, place over a medium heat and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring the oatmeal the whole time, and take it off the heat when it starts to thicken. Serve it plain, and let everyone around the table choose their own toppings. Let me know what your favorite combinations are!