One of the most frequently asked questions I get when I say that I eat a plant-based lifestyle is, “don’t you miss all the good tasting food?” And I have to chuckle to myself every time I hear that because, I would not be doing this lifestyle if I did not enjoy it, and did not find pleasure in the food that I was eating.
So it’s important to educate people that we’re not depriving ourselves of taste, flavor, and food experiences just because we choose to honor our bodies in a specific way.
I think a reason why people fail on this lifestyle is they get so caught up in the deprivation mindset of, “I can’t have this or that.” Instead of, ” can still have that, just in a different way.” Which in hindsight it’s a lot healthier and will not only calm your pleasure senses but heal your body.
I don’t know the first time that I discovered matcha powder, but to be honest, I don’t have fond memories of it. I think one of the reasons why is that the first time I tried it, I had it straight up in hot water (if you’re not familiar with matcha, it has a very bitter taste). But after trying it correctly in a few different things, I’ve learned to love it! So I was ecstatic when I saw that McCormick Organic came out with a Matcha Ginger Green Tea Powder! And what is the first thing I do with it? Throw it in zoatmeal of course! 🙂 Although I have been dying to try Orgain Iced Matcha Latte Protein Powder!!
If you don’t have this McCormick blend, you can just add half-and-half of matcha powder and ginger powder.
Here’s the link to my Basic Vanilla Zoats!
- Vanilla Zoats (link in post)
- 2-3t. McCormick Organics Matcha Ginger Green Tea powder (or 1t. matcha powder and 1t. ginger powder)
- plant based milk (optional)
- Make Vanilla Zoats as directed.
- Add spices. Mix well.
- Top with fruit, almonds, and plant based milk.