How to Meal Prep SUPERFOOD OATS! Turmeric + Matcha
Lately the more grains, seeds and superfoods I can put into my oats, the BETTER! These oats are packed with fiber and protein and are extremely nutritious!
I’ve been prepping a BIG batch of oats every 3 days. It tastes good even when chilled and it is the perfect snack to munch on and eat for breakfast. They are super filling and the topping choices are endless. I’ve been scooping a spoonful of greek yogurt, sprinkling bee pollen, blackberries, and coconut.
I also divide the oatmeal in half and make one turmeric and one matcha batch to mix it up.
** insert drool face**
Let’s get to the recipe!
1 cup quick cook steel cut oats
1 cup Purely Elizabeth original superfood oats (whole foods)
*1 cup red quinoa (optional)
4 cups non-dairy milk or water + extra 1/2-1 cup more to add to the mixture gets thick and pasty
1/3 cup canned light coconut milk
2 tbsp organic coconut oil
* 4 pitted dates or honey or 1 mashed banana (depending on level of sweetness you like)
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp hemp hearts
For matcha collagen oats- I add 1 scoop Vital Proteins
For turmeric oats- I add 2-4 scoops of My kind organics golden milk
Combine the steel cut quick cook oats + Purely Elizabeth oats with your choice of milk in a medium pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it’s boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally so the mixture doesn’t cook on the bottom.
AT THE SAME TIME (if you’re mixing in quinoa): bring a separate small pot with 1 cup of red quinoa and 2 cups water to a boil and bring to a simmer and cook covered for 15 minutes.
Once the oat mixture begins to look mushy and milk is soaked into the oats- you can add in the rest of the ingredients including- coconut milk, coconut oil, choice of natural sweetener, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and dash of cinnamon. The coconut oil and coconut milk will add more liquid to the mixture but if you find that it’s getting to thick, you can add in more milk or water. I do this to keep a porridge like texture to my oats. I like mine more mushy than THICK.
Once the quinoa is cooked, you can add however much you would like to the pot of oats. I usually add 1 cup.
Once everything is mixed in well, you can remove from heat. I separate the big batch of oats into 2 tupperwares to add in the turmeric and matcha at the very end.
For the TURMERIC OATS:
I scoop 2 lil scoops with the provided scooper from My Kind Organics Turmeric latte and mix it up well with a spoon.
For the MATCHA OATS:
I use 1 scoop of Vital Proteins matcha collagen and mix well with a spoon
And there you have it! Store away in your fridge and it’s ready to eat for the next few mornings to come!! Making oatmeal in big batches like this has SAVED me from hunger in the morning and gives me energy that lasts + they are absolutely deliciousssss.