I’m kind of sick of smoothie bowls. There, I’ve said it. It’s like one of those breakthrough moments in therapy when you finally say aloud what you’ve been wanting to say aloud for months (maybe years).
So this morning, I decided to switch things up. It’s been raining nonstop in St. Louis for days, so I wanted something that would be warming and bright. I remembered that I had matcha powder in the pantry and extra blackberries and kiwi. My breakfast came together from there.
I mixed some chia seeds into the oats while they were cooking to give them more texture. Then, I stirred in the matcha powder and some maple syrup for sweetness. The oats tasted like a matcha latte, tangy and sweet. They’re exactly what I needed to wake up and force myself to get in the car and drive to work.
ANYWAY. I would highly recommend making these oats as soon as possible. Whether you’re tired of your normal breakfast routine or you just want something delicious and filling, these oats are the thing.
Here’s a song that I listened to on the way to work. It’s good for times when you’re stuck in traffic for an hour in the pouring rain. I like the part when she talks about laughing with Drake, and the lyric, “you’re a fraud committing perjury.”
Matcha Chia Oats with Blackberries and Kiwi (from me, to you)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp matcha powder
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
blackberries, kiwi, and more matcha powder for garnish
Bring the rolled oats and almond milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for a couple minutes. Stir in the chia seeds. After a couple minutes, stir in the matcha powder and maple syrup. Allow the mixture to simmer until thickened. Top with blackberries, kiwi, and a dusting of matcha powder. Enjoy!