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MATCHA OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS

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There are few breakfasts as simple and satisfying as overnight oats.  You simply mix the ingredients together in a matter of minutes the night before, and they soak while you sleep.  In the morning, they're ready whenever you are!

And this version is crazy good.  It's creamy and satisfying with a beautiful green colour and that classic complex matcha taste — a wonderful balance of naturally sweet, malty, bitter and earthy vegetal notes.  Better still, these grab-and-go oats are packed with antioxidants, fibre, protein, and healthy fats to keep you well-fuelled all morning. 

Ingredients per serving:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1 Tbsp gluten-free flaxseed meal

  • 1 Tbsp white chia seeds

  • 1 packet Crushed Tonic collagen with matcha OR 1 scoop Further Food collagen or Nuzest Clean Lean natural or vanilla protein plus 1/2 to 1 tsp matcha powder

  • pinch of sea salt

  • 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk (see note below)

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)

  • 2 tsp honey (nonvegan) or pure maple syrup, or pure stevia to sweeten as desired (optional)

  • optional toppings: unsweetened toasted coconut, macadamia nuts, pomegranate tendrils, and a dusting of matcha powder; other suggestions include sliced banana or berries, granola, cacao nibs, or other nuts or seeds

*Notes: For extra creamy oats, I like to use a combination of canned organic full-fat coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk. For a lighter, lower calorie version, use all almond milk.

Directions:

I usually prep a big bowl of these hearty oats for my family of 5.  However, they can also be made in single-serving mason jars to grab-and-go.

  1. In a bowl or single-serving mason jar(s), mix together oats, flax, chia, collagen (or protein plus matcha), and sea salt.

  2. Add milk, vanilla, and sweetener, and stir well to combine.

  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.

  4. Stir and add additional matcha, sweetener, and/or milk to desired taste and consistency. Enjoy cold or heat before serving with your choice of toppings.

Matcha Overnight Protein Oats can stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.