This recipe is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast that is super quick and easy to make the night before. Matcha adds a boost of antioxidants to your diet, along with a few other great health benefits! You will only need a few simple ingredients that make this breakfast high in soluble fiber to keep you full longer. You can easily modify ingredients to make it your own, feel free to make it dairy free or regular.
There are two main types of matcha, ceremonial and culinary grade. I highly recommend ceremonial grade. You can easily find culinary grade at any food store, however this grade is typically very bitter and just plain doesn't taste great. You can tell Matcha's grade based on its color. Culinary will be a muddy or pale green. Ceremonial grade will be a very vibrant green color. You can find ceremonial at specialty stores or online and the flavor is much less bitter. I found mine on Amazon.
For the vanilla flavor you can use typical imitation vanilla, vanilla extract, or I like to use vanilla powder for a stronger flavor. I found this Watkins Vanilla Powder at Walmart. You can also use vanilla flavored yogurt and milk and skip the additional vanilla.
For the wet ingredients you will need a dairy free yogurt of choice (I used my own homemade sweetened yogurt), a dairy free milk of your choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond), vanilla, and a sweetener of your choice (I used maple syrup).
Now for the dry ingredients you will need oats, chia seeds, and matcha powder (see above for recommendations). I prefer the texture of quick oats, if you use rolled oats you may need additional liquid. Chia seeds help add bulk, good fiber, and omegas to your breakfast, this will help keep you full longer.
First add your dry ingredients to your jar, then mix them well. Next add all your wet ingredients and again mix until everything is well combined. You may have some matcha clumps, you can mix these in better after it has sat in the fridge overnight.
Place your lid on your jar and let sit in the fridge overnight. This allows the oats and chia seeds to absorb the liquid.
Enjoy topped with granola, cereal, fresh fruit, dried fruit, coconut, or any other favorite toppings. Eat within about five days.
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp matcha ceremonial grade powder (should be a bright green color)
1/3 cup vanilla dairy free yogurt (I have used Silk almond vanilla and homemade)
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 cup dairy free milk of choice (I used vanilla almond)
2 tsp collagen powder
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey*
*I recommend adding sweetener if your yogurt and milk are plain.
Start with a mason jar or container with a lid. Measure out and add your dry ingredients. Mix well until the matcha has no clumps.
Next add all your wet ingredients. I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk and my homemade yogurt, but feel free to use any dairy free milk and yogurt you would like. I add one tablespoon of maple syrup because both my milk and yogurt are very lightly sweetened. Feel free to add sweetener to taste.
Mix together all your ingredients until there is no dry spots. If there are clumps of matcha you can mix them in better after it sits in the fridge.
Place in the fridge overnight. Mix well if the matcha needs mixing in.
Top with your favorite toppings such as fresh or dried fruit, granola, cereal, coconut, etc.
I like to make a few ahead for the week and keep them in the fridge for about 5 days.