Do you need a bowl of oatmeal that has 217%+ of the RDA of Vitamin A, 139%+ RDA of Vitamin C, and half the RDA of manganese? Combine a breakfast staple with one of the most-loved and hated greens of all time: oatmeal and kale! Believe it or not, this combo is actually pretty common, but you only see kale on savory oatmeal and never sweet. So there ya go. Challenge accepted.
Anyways, I put a little twist on it and added some deeeeeelish vanilla Gardenia vegan protein powder (which I also used in my What I Eat in a Day video here), matcha powder and maple extract! But feel free to add your own superfoods such as cacao powder, cacao nibs, chia seeds, maca, coconut butter, etc. In fact, doing so will only help you mask the bitterness of the kale. Matcha is such a mild but sensational flavor that it will complement almost anything.
Oh, and by the way, you can stop purchasing your $30 matcha powder from those superfood companies. I found this little guy at a Japanese supermarket for less than ten dollars. You’re welcome.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats; can be subbed for steel-cut or any other whole grains
- 1 cup kale (If you hate kale with a burning passion, either use 1/2 a cup or 1 cup of spinach. If you do use 1/2 a cup you don’t get as much micronutrient benefits, but still a hefty amount.)
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2-1 scoop vegan protein powder (used is Gardenia; this is optional for flavor)
- Sweetener to taste, such as Stevia or Truvia, but can be subbed for raw honey or any natural sweetener (even bananas or dates!)
- 1/2 a ripe, mashed banana
- 1 cup water or milk of choice (I used Silk cashew milk)
- Drop of maple extract
- Opt: other superfoods or fruit to garnish
- Blend kale with more Stevia and the additional liquid until completely smooth.
- Cook oats on a stovetop or microwave with 1 cup of liquid. Add salt, matcha, mashed banana, Stevia and maple extract. Right when the oatmeal is mostly cooked, add in the protein powder. Continue to mix.
- Let simmer for 20-30 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed, stirring thoroughly.
- Garnish and serve in a large bowl!
What I did above was actually chill the oatmeal in the fridge for a few hours (you can also leave them overnight) to thicken and expand the volume. I also think the flavors really mix well together if you do it that way. Feel free to reheat in the microwave when ready to eat (just not in a glass bowl), or serve chilled with a fatso tablespoon of peanut or almond butter on top. 😛