Hey guys! Long time no see. I’m finally back. Last week, I totally fell off track. I’m not going to lie, I haven’t eaten the best and I just didn’t feel like doing anything other than laying in my bed. This was due to hormonal issues. For some strange reason, whenever I go to the grocery store – I feel so refreshed! I feel like a brand new person. I cleaned my home, organized my fridge and pantry; so now I’m ready to get back to consistent blogging. For breakfast today I made this super cozy matcha oat bowl. I am full of so much energy and feel free of any anxiety or stress after eating this. Although, I will say that I probably feel this way due to the fact my fridge is full and I don’t have to rack my brain on what to eat. Haha.
I know what you’re thinking – how does a bowl of oatmeal make you feel free of stress? I’m going to attribute this feeling to my protein powder that has ashwagandha. Ashwagandha aways calms me down. As someone that struggles from anxiety, I work hard to eat and drink foods that help me feel better. But, please do not go and take the supplements that I take without consulting a doctor (or doing your own research) first. I take ashwagandha, brain octane oil, maca root, suma powder, the mind powder, amla berry, goji berry, and baobab. While each of these powders (in my opinion, of course) are harmless, there have been some people to experience negative side effects from taking them.
How to make a matcha oat bowl:
The first thing you need to do before making this matcha oat bowl is buying some matcha. Some matcha brands that I recommend are Ippodo, Four Sigmatic, and The Matcha Reserve. I used Ippodo for this matcha oat bowl. Although, if you cannot afford those brands or you’re new to matcha – try Trader Joe’s matcha. Trader Joe’s matcha latte is delicious. In fact, the first brand of matcha that I tried was Trader Joe’s. I’m unsure if it’s high quality, but it’s delicious and dirt cheap. They even sell it in a carton pre-made in latte form for those of you that are on the go.
Most importantly, you will need some vanilla protein powder! I’m unsure if this matcha oat bowl would be as delicious without the vanilla protein powder. The vanilla protein powder brand that I use is Garden of Life. I love this protein powder because it doesn’t taste like chalk and it actually tastes like vanilla! Some brands of protein powder that I have used have been atrocious. This one is the best one that I have tried.
After adding the matcha and protein powder, I added some monk fruit sugar and cinnamon. I decided to add monk fruit sugar to make sure that it is sweet, but not too sweet. I use monk fruit sugar due to the fact it does not give me a sugar spike and doesn’t taste as awful as stevia. Monk fruit sugar tastes like regular sugar, but it’s ten times healthier.
Lastly, I topped this matcha oat bowl with chocolate granola, strawberries, yogurt, blueberries, blackberries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and date nectar! Date nectar pairs perfectly with coconut yogurt because it’s not too sweet and counteracts some of the bitterness from the coconut yogurt.
Want more recipes?
- Baked Oatmeal with Peaches
- Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Healthy Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Pitaya Oatmeal
- In a large bowl, add the rolled oats, water, vanilla extract, matcha, monk fruit sugar, protein powder, and cinnamon. Mix well, if it turns into a dough (due to the level scoop of protein powder) then add more water. Cover with a paper towel or parchment paper – cut a slit in the middle of the parchment or paper towel and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir.
- Top the oats with all of the optional toppings.
- Calories are without the toppings.
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