Who is dedicated to eating healthy this year?
I am! I am!
After starting off strong with my 30 Day Cleanse, I’m eager and excited to make 2018 my healthiest year yet. Admittedly, it’s hard to eat healthy ALWAYS, nor do I want to; a little decadence here and there is a good thing. But consistently practicing healthy eating habits is an even better thing. That’s why I’m joining Flahavan’s and Slow Food USA in promoting (and committing to) the achievable goal of taking the time to start the day off with a wholesome and healthy breakfast, like this matcha oatmeal.
Who wants to join us?
Best Oats for Vegan Matcha Oatmeal
Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal is a natural choice for this wholesome and hearty breakfast.
For over 230 years, Flahavan’s has been making oats in the same family mill in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. For the last seven generations, they have been dedicated to using the same milling methods, sourcing their oats from the same local family farm, and producing small batch oatmeal that is both responsibly made and incredibly creamy and delicious. They do this all while making it a priority to help consumers discover the importance of a healthy well-balanced lifestyle.
Their dedication to sustainability, health, and quality is why Flahavan’s is my oatmeal of choice.
This year, Flahavan’s has partnered with Slow Food USA to promote healthy and achievable habits that will last throughout the year.
Like Flahavan’s, Slow Food USA promotes good, clean, and fair food. Slow Food’s model is to help communities around the globe regain control of their local food systems. By supporting locally grown food and small-scale farmers, Slow Food is working to protects these communities, their cultural authenticity, and the environment.
Together Flahavan’s and Slow Food USA are joining forces to promote these values through a 2-month challenge, asking consumers to resolve to start off each day with a healthier breakfast shared among family and friends. By sharing their #OatGoals for wellness on social media, consumers have entered into the Slow Food Nations Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 to the Slow Food Nations in July.
But before you head on over to enter, let’s take a look at this Super Food Matcha Oatmeal.
Why I love Matcha Oatmeal
The matcha and coconut combine for creamy, earthy oatmeal that is packed with antioxidants, protein, and fibers while detoxifying the body and boosting the metabolism. Then, to make it even better, I top the oats with some of my favorite superfoods such as cacao nibs, goji berries, pistachios, and coconut for a breakfast that is:
- high in protein and fiber
- mood enhancing
- filled with antioxidants
- as well as important vitamins and minerals
- and so much more!
How to make Steel Cut Oatmeal
If you haven’t used steel cut oats before, you’ll be happy to discover they are very easy to make! Although they take a little more time than old fashioned oats, they are packed with all kinds of nutrients that will keep you fueled all morning long.
To make the oatmeal, simply combine the water, coconut milk, and steel-cut oats in a small saucepan. Bring the liquids to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The oats are done when most of the liquid has absorbed and the oats have doubled in size.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes until the oats are thick and creamy. Now it’s time to top the oatmeal with your favorite superfoods and serve!
Storing Steel Cut Oatmeal
If you have leftover oatmeal, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply add the oats to a saucepan along with about two tablespoons of water. Stir it together over medium-low heat.
Can I use Regular Oats?
Sure! If you opt to use regular oats, I recommend using thick cut old fashioned oats. Thick cut oats will keep their shape and texture better than regular oats. Reduce the water to 1 cup and cook the oats for just about 5 minutes in the liquids before adding the remaining ingredients. Do not cook longer than 10 minutes in total.
The oats are done when the liquid has absorbed and they are thick and creamy.
Start your morning off right with this Matcha Oatmeal - a creamy oatmeal filled with flavors and topped with superfoods for a hearty and wholesome breakfast.
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Matcha Oatmeal
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Combine water, coconut milk, and steel cut oats in a saucepan. Cover. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in matcha powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Return cover and simmer for 5-10 more minutes until the liquid has evaporated and the oats are soft and creamy.
Divide oatmeal into 4 serving bowls and evenly top with pistachios, cacao nibs, goji berries, and coconut. Serve with non-dairy milk of choice and maple syrup.