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 and <– 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


  • 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


  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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