Ta Da! Green Tea and ginger oatmeal was born! Yes, it has a green tinge to it - but I - and you can get over that!
Its tasty but doesn't taste of green tea! The whole idea.
Here is how I made it:
1 cup water
1 tsp matcha green tea powder or 2 green tea teabags
1/2 cup rolled oats (I used gluten free)
2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
Ginger pieces - to your taste
1/4 cup goldenberries
Add the matcha tea or tea bags to the water in a small saucepan and bring to just below a boil. Remove the teabags if using. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 5 - 10 minutes. The flax does thicken it so if you prefer runny oatmeal, add some more water.
Serve with additional fruit or ginger on top and non dairy milk, if you choose. (The ginger I used was rehydrated dried ginger - I just keep some in water in the fridge or you can use crystallized and wash off the excess sugar.)
And to think for my breakfast, I've started the day with the omega 3 fats that I need from the flax seed, plenty of fiber and vitamins from the oats, the healing benefits of green tea, anti-inflammatory effects of ginger, anti oxidants from golden berries...and its only 8am!!!
Hope your new year starts are well as my day has started today. Wishing you a happy, healthy, and hopeful 2014. xxxx