If you are looking for a healthy breakfast that is high in antioxidants and easy to make, look no further than matcha overnight oats! In this recipe we pair the flavor of matcha with bright and citrusy lemon and sweet honey. It comes together in just minutes, and it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to four days!
What Is Matcha?
Matcha is a fine powder made from dried green tea leaves. By itself, it is fairly bitter, with earthy grass notes. It can be added to various things, but traditionally in Japan, it is dissolved in hot water.
It is a little expensive, but a small amount goes a long way! You can find matcha at most specialty food stores and places like Whole Foods and Fresh Market. I ordered mine from Amazon – Jade Leaf Matcha Organic Culinary Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder.
The Health Benefits Of Matcha
The process of making matcha involves grinding the entire tea leaf into a fine powder. Farmers shade the plants used for matcha, and this lack of direct sunlight increases chlorophyll production and boosts the amino acid content.
When you drink matcha, you actually end up consuming the entire leaf, so for this reason, matcha may be more beneficial to your health than regular green tea which is served in a tea bag and soaked in water.
This makes for a wonderful Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe because it is so healthy and quick to make!
Matcha is studied for its potential to:
How To Make Matcha Overnight Oats Ahead Of Time
This make-ahead breakfast recipe is super easy to meal prep!
Just mix all of the ingredients together, divide into jars or cups, and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. So how long do overnight oats last? These matcha lemon overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Matcha Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp flaxseed meal optional
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 1/2 tsp honey, maple syrup or agave nectar add more to taste if you like
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, or vegan alternative
- 1 cup milk of choice
- Add all of the ingredients to a large jar or bowl and mix well. Transfer mixture to mason jars or individual serving tupperwares, and cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to four days. Serve with granola, fresh fruit, nuts or any other toppings. Feel free to add more sugar if you desire!