Energizing Coconut Matcha Green Tea Latte Oatmeal! A gluten free and vegan friendly breakfast to POWER you through the day. Healthy matcha green tea paired with creamy coconut milk, gluten free oatmeal, and coconut flakes make antioxidant rich breakfast bowls.
Just letting you know this Vegan Green Tea Latte Oatmeal recipe was originally published in late 2015. I retested, rephotographed, updated content and URL. Now I am republishing it for you today! I hope you enjoy. Thank you for following Cotter Crunch Y’all!.
I have a confession. I.. actually, we (Cotters), have this thing for coffee. And if you were to ask us to chose between Matcha Green Tea Latte and coffee, of course coffee would win. And if you were to ask us if we’d rather have coffee or real food, like healthy oatmeal for breakfast, we would probably choose coffee, maybe add some collagen or MCT oil and we’re happy! Ack, I know! So following the food trends, but…. it’s been helping our morning workouts. Haha, that is until we decided that this little coffee addiction might need a break. Coffee lovers, you know that feeling. When you know you need to ease back but you just DON’T WANNA…. LOL! I mean, the aroma alone is worth the addiction. Okay okay, kidding. Let me get to my point here.
There are times where I just know we need to back off coffee for a bit. This usually happens when the effects of coffee are reversed. When that one or two cups of coffee are no longer helping us wake up in the morning, but instead are leaving us sluggish. I would say this usually occurs when the body is needing a little reset (raises hands, both hands). And boy, do I recognize when that is needed Yep, an adrenal reset or an Anti-Inflammatory Diet RESET are needed from time to time.
So, what’s a coffee addict to due when you still need energy but without the coffee? You find something that will still satisfy your routine but with extra health PERKS (see what I did there?). Here’s where Matcha Green Tea comes into play! Oh and a gluten free latte oatmeal breakfast bowl. OMG obsessed!
I know what you’re thinking. But Matcha green tea? Isn’t it suppose to taste bitter due to the pure sencha leaves? It’s what you were thinking, right? Oh and the fact that it’s UBER green. Haha!
On the other hand, the higher amount of bitterness the more nutrients and antioxidants it has. Yes, Matcha green tea does WONDERS for energy, in the form of antioxidants! Nerdy nutrition fact for ya.
Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to taste the bitterness, we’ll remedy that in a minute. .But first.. let’s swoon over this.
You see, we’re making matcha green tea latte with coconut milk and combining it with the wholesome gluten free oatmeal and coconut flakes. This helps smooth out the the taste but keep the effectiveness.
Now, about those effect health perks.
Matcha Green Tea Benefits :
- First, green tea is NOT oxidized. It is not exposed to high levels of oxygen. In fact, part of the growing process of these green tea leaves includes shading them from the sun (oxidation). Which means there are more antioxidants available in the leafs once brewed! Which means there is more Chlorophyll –> hence the VIBRANT GREEN. How nerdy and cool is that? (source)
- Second, matcha green tea is a concentrated powder form. So think of regular green tea antioxidants on steroids. In fact, it has 60x more antioxidants than spinach. Like whoa!
- Third, Matcha green tea is unique because it actually evens out the effect of caffeine in the green tea. How so? Well the whole shading process (mentioned above) increases the content of L-Theanine. L- Theanine is an amino acid that can help calm the nervous system but also stimulate brain waves. So you have a this calm energizing thing going on. This can also help ease anxiety. Like the anxiety of not having your coffee! haha, that would be me!
If you’re like 5 million other people in the world, you probably love your oatmeal in the morning just as much as your coffee. Which is why I had the oh so clever idea to combine the two. This coconut milk green tea latte oatmeal is like the red bull of oatmeal, except it doesn’t make you crash later. That I can testify!
First you brew your matcha green tea in coconut milk, then you add that to a pot of gluten free oats and cook it all up with a dash of cinnamon, maple syrup (or honey for non vegans). Finally, you serve into bowls and top with a little extra sprinkle of coconut flakes, chia seed, and extra latte love!
I could go on and one, but the point is this. IF you are still sluggish after all that coffee. Maybe it’s time to switch up that morning routine. Just for a little while. Are you nodding your head with me here?
Do you ever replace your coffee with green tea latte? Ever tried Matcha?
p.s we recently started making a “bullet proof” matcha latte with perfect keto powder, and wow, so impressed! It tasted delish!
Second recipe of Nut Free July complete! 6 more to come!