Okay okay, so I know this recipe is kind of contradictory to my last one in which I claimed that oatmeal doesn’t actually fill me up…however! This one did (thanks to some added protein) and also oats are my favorite forever.
Matcha is totally having a moment right now, and I’m all for it. I’ve been hooked on green tea lattes since a friend introduced them to me a couple years back, so anything matcha related I can get my hands on, I will! I love that it not only tastes amazing (with a touch of added sweetness, otherwise it’s a bit harsh!), but is also super good for you.
It’s honestly kind of amazing that this magical powder stuff is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K. And that gorgeous green color?! Swoon. And an awesome thing about this recipe is that it’s vegan and gluten-free customizable – just make sure you’re using certified gluten-free oats, non-dairy milk and/or plant-based protein instead of whey. If you’re not dairy-free, you can totally add some greek yogurt in here too (or coconut yogurt if you are). That would bump up the filling-factor and protein even more!
Matcha Coconut Overnight Oats
1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp matcha powder
1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 or whole banana, sliced (optional)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
1. In a mason jar, tupperware container, or bowl, mix together the oats, coconut milk, protein powder, matcha, and chia seeds if desired.
2. Cover and let sit overnight in the fridge. When ready to eat, top with coconut and banana slices. Dig in!
What oatmeal add-ins and combos are you digging lately?! I need some ideas!
Have a great week 🙂