As the corona virus roams around the world, we are trying to stay home as much as possible as I’m sure the rest of you are as well. Porridge makes a great isolation breakfast as oats have long shelf lives and one box feeds many mouths. However, the flavor can easily become boring so I wanted to share this pale green concoction that is infused with matcha.
Matcha is packed with powerful antioxidants that is rich in fiber and vitamins that detoxifies naturally yet having a calming effect on the mind and body. I used to start my days with an oat milk matcha, but slowly and surely, I have incorporated it into different types of foods as well. It makes a great glaze for croissants or mixed into a pancake batter. It works wonderfully in your morning porridge too, giving it a pale green hue and a mild taste to the oats. Top the porridge with a ripe creamy avocado, toasted almonds and flaxseeds for maximum flavor and health benefits.
In a sauce pan, add the oats, water, salt and bring to a boil. Place the lid on and let it gently simmer for 10minutes. Stir in the milk and matcha powder and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Meanwhile toast some almonds and flaxseeds on a dry frying pan for a couple of minutes. Ready to plate: Add the porridge on a plate and scoop an avocado on top. Add the toasted almonds, flaxseeds and a sprinkling of thyme.