Green Tea Overnight Oats
As a green tea addict, I naturally love this green tea overnight oats. The green tea (or matcha) provides a much-needed caffeine boost for me in the mornings and it is loaded with healthy antioxidants. Since I am not a breakfast person, making the oats tasty and attractive-looking do wonders to entice me to eat breakfast. I am madly in love the pretty baby green in this one.
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This is where I start from. From bottom to top: rolled oats, chia seeds, matcha powder, Greek yoghurt and a mixture of unsweetened soy milk + brewed green tea. In my earlier test versions, the oats thicken up too much the next day and instead of milk, I poured some of the tea I was drinking to loosen up the oats. The brewed tea turned out to be great addition. It provided a nice astringent effect, like how you feel after eating a heavy meal then drinking green tea to aid in digestion.
This is the matcha green tea powder which I also used for my matcha latte recipe. It dissolves easily in the cold liquids just by stirring and provides a nice colour to the oats.
Stir to mix well (or cover with lid and shake vigorously), until the matcha green is well distributed. Chill in the fridge over night. The green tea oats will thicken up nicely to a smooth creaminess the next day.