If you read my Currently Crushing post a few posts back, you know my Matcha obsession is going strong right now. I normally have my creamy collagen coffee every single morning for breakfast but a week or so ago I woke up craving oats and Matcha. I usually eat a lot of oats in the winter because they give me the warm fuzzies but the best part about craving oats in the summer months is making them chilled overnight oats.
Speaking of Summer, the solstice is officially here and summer is in full swing. The days here in Cali have been back to pure sunshine (bye May Grey and June Gloom) and they are getting hot, hot, hot. These oats are the perfect solution to keep cool and get a little boost of natural caffeine from the Matcha. Two birds, one stone. I’m telling you, I’m all about efficiency when it comes to life and food.
I’m one of the ones that actually prefers my overnight oats straight out of the fridge. I’ll admit when I first made overnight oats years ago, I was freaked out by the thought of eating cold oats. But clearly I’ve gotten over that and now I love it cold. Don’t worry if you don’t like the oats cold you can totally microwave them or let them sit out to get to room temperature before devouring if you can wait that long. Personally, I’m one of those girls who wakes up starving and looks forward to having my breakfast already ready for me.
Overnight oats are also pretty much the perfect solution if you tend to skip breakfast because you leave for work super early or you prefer to hit snooze and sleep longer and forgo food. That used to be me, then at 10 am at work I would be starved and make very bad decisions. Who thought it would be a good idea to put a Dunkin Donuts in the basement of my old work building?! Overnight oats were my savior when I worked a full-time job as a graphic designer. I would prefer to sleep in any extra minutes I could, but would just grab my overnight oats and run out the door. By the time I would get to work, they were ready for me to consume. Meal prep 4 or 5 of these at a time and you are ready for your week. Or if you get bored of eating the same flavors every day, try some of my other overnight oat recipes, here, here, and here.
Bam, making your life easier one recipe at a time. Enjoy!
1-2 tsp matcha powder
1 scoop Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen
3/4 cup homemade almond or cashew milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp of vanilla
1/2 cup rolled oats (use GF if you need!)
1 tbsp chia seeds
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Then pour the oats and the chia seeds into a container with a lid and add the whisked wet mixture to the dry mixture. Secure the top and shake really well or stir to combine, making sure the oats and chia seeds are fully submerged. If they aren’t, add a bit more milk. Place in the fridge for up to 6 hours or overnight. Eat straight out of the container cold or let come to room temperature. If you still want hot oats, you can totally microwave to your level of warmness. I love to top mine with cacao nibs, granola, white chocolate protein PB, seeds, and nuts!
As always if you recreate this recipe make sure to tag me @fittybritttty and use the hashtag #fittybrittttyEATS on Instagram so I can see your creations! Have you ever tried adding Matcha powder to your overnight oats? Let me know in the comments below!
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