Superpower matcha vanilla overnight oats + a giveaway!

Superpower Matcha Vanilla Overnight Oats | A Dash of Compassion

A little superpower is what I’m aiming for these days. After a very busy summer of recipe testing (and, naturally, a lot of taste testing) and photography for the book, I’m refocusing my goals for the next few months to me. That means pulling on my workout pants, fastening my workout bra (these babies need support) and tying up my running shoes. Thanks to the help of Christy, I’m hitting the gym at least four times a week and I’m feeling amazing.

They say exercise is only 20% of the equation though. Fueling your body with good food makes up for the rest.

With this new plan, I’m focusing on balancing macronutrients and, as always, adding lots of colourful veggies to my meals every day. While optimal macro ratios vary from person to person, I’m learning through meal-planning for my fitness goals that I feel my best on a plan of high complex carbs, moderately low protein and low fat.

Superpower Matcha Vanilla Overnight Oats | A Dash of Compassion

This means I’ve been on the lookout for nutrient-dense meals and snacks to fuel my days. While Vega protein smoothies have been my recovery fuel of choice, my pre-workout meals require a bit more thought than whisking together some powder and almond milk.

Enter my superpower matcha vanilla overnight oats—a nutritious breakfast and pre-workout meal in one. It was inspired by the bag of matcha green tea powder that Kiss Me Organics sent me to try out a few weeks ago and, well, because I love overnight oats.

Did you know that matcha powder contains 137 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea? Unlike brewed tea, the powdered form contains the entire tea leaf, which dramatically increases the nutritional content. And, most importantly for me, matcha powder provides a mild, steady boost of energy as it acts as a stimulant and is ideal for helping me stay focused and get through my workouts.

Superpower Matcha Vanilla Overnight Oats | A Dash of Compassion

But I know you’re curious about the giveaway, so here it goes: I enjoyed the Kiss Me Organics matcha powder so much, I asked the company if I could give some away to a friend—that’s you. Not only did they agree to send a bag of matcha powder to one lucky ADC reader, but they also offered a discount code for all of you to use! See the details below.

Matcha green tea powder giveaway

For a chance to win a bag of Kiss Me Organics matcha powder, enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US. I’ll choose a random winner on October 8th.
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15% discount for ADC readers

For a limited time, Kiss Me Organics is offering a 15% discount on their matcha green tea powder. The product is available exclusively through Amazon.ca and Amazon.com <– click through one of the links and enter the code N7G4NPPT- (good in both Canada and the US). The discount expires on October 31, 2014. Thanks to Amazon’s amazing shipping policy, I’m pretty sure it’ll be eligible for free shipping, too.

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Superpower matcha vanilla overnight oats

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake, French Vanilla flavour
  • 1 tsp matcha tea powder (I used Kiss Me Organics)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 cup almond milk

Directions:

  1. Stir together oats, chia seeds, Vega powder, matcha powder and vanilla powder.
  2. Whisk in the almond milk until Vega and matcha powders are dissolved. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with more almond milk and berries, if desired.

      

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15 Responses to “Superpower matcha vanilla overnight oats + a giveaway!”

  1. Cindy — October 1, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    Firstly, what a beautiful photo! I love the green of the matcha against the deep blue of the blueberries. I like to use matcha in my breakfast smoothies and I do enjoy a nice matcha and coconut milk latte, as long as it is whisked nicely. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Sheelagh — October 1, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    I would love to experiment with matcha in all kinds of ways! I definitely want to try this overnight oats recipe and making all kinds of smoothies with it!

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  3. Loulou — October 1, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    I would make the overnight oats. I love my oatmeal

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  4. Lakshmi — October 1, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

    It would be really interesting to try it in the oatmeal. I wonder what the flavor would be like on cut fresh fruit or in a smoothie. Wonder if it could be on savory instead of sweet.

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  5. Hannah — October 1, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    I’m utterly in love with your matcha oats! Even though I eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every single day, I never thought to add a bit of green tea into the mix.

    My favorite thing to do with matcha is make mint matcha chip ice cream, so that would be at the top of my list if I should win. :)

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  6. Michelle — October 1, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    I would love to mix matcha into banana ice cream for a healthy green tea treat!

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  7. grace — October 1, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

    I would use my matcha in my smoothies – banana vanilla matcha shake yumm!

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  8. Blake — October 1, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

    Matcha vegan shortbread

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  9. Anna — October 2, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    I would either use the matcha for a matcha latte, or have it in a smoothie. In oats sounds interesting, I’d have to try that too!

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  10. Miet — October 2, 2014 @ 9:12 am

    I’d start with smoothies, but I’d like to experiment. I’ve got the Thrive Energy Cookbook here (library book), and I’ve noticed there are several recipes in there that call for matcha, so I would certainly try some of those as well.

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  11. Mary — October 2, 2014 @ 10:45 am

    Matcha powder is all new to me, but from the information you’ve given, it’s clear it’s something I should incorporate into my diet!

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  12. Marie-Andree — October 2, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    I so so enjoy your blog girl! Great job :)

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  13. Terri Cole — October 2, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

    I would make smoothies, baked goods, overnight oats, oh, and make a cuppa once in a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Nicole Millheim — October 3, 2014 @ 3:17 am

    I would use in smoothies

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  15. Ann — October 6, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    into my smoothies would be great.

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