I’m really picky when it comes to chia pudding, but this one I truly love.
I love experimenting with this concept and coming up with flavors that I actually like. The truth is that I’m generally not too into custard-y like desserts. It’s a texture thing. I have to really love the flavor to get passed the texture.
The only other chia pudding recipe I’ve liked before this was my mocha protein chia pudding.
Matcha green tea powder is basically a super concentrated form of the regular green tea we are most familiar with. It contains considerably more benefits than an equal amount of regular green tea, and because it is in powdered form we can do fun stuff with it. Like make pudding.
1 cup of brewed matcha contains:
- High amounts of EGCg, a powerful antioxidant that has also been shown to help in weight loss
- Compounds that boost metabolism and burn calories
- Vitamin C
- Fiber that helps to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- Minerals selenium, magnesium, chromium, and zinc
- Anti-inflammatory compounds
- L-Theanine, an amino acid associated with a more peaceful feeling of alertness without an energy crash
Chia seeds contain:
- High amounts of protein
- Omega 3s and Omega 6s
- High amounts of calcium and phosphorus
- Tons of dietary fiber to help lower blood cholesterol and maintain a healthy weight
The combining of matcha powder with chia seeds in this recipe makes for a potent, high-nutrient start to your day that will keep you full for quite a while.
Additionally, we are consuming the matcha raw, so we are preserving even more nutrients than we would be by making a hot tea.
matcha green tea chia pudding
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice, unsweetened
- 1 tsp. matcha green tea powder
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar (add more or less to taste)
- 3 tbsp. chia seeds
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Use an immersion or stand up blender, combine all ingredients except chia seeds until well mixed.
Add mixture to any container with a lid and stir in the chia seeds. I used a mason jar so I could shake it up.
Let sit in fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours to set. Stir about halfway through chilling or at least 1 hour after putting it in the fridge to make sure all the milk is being mixed with the chia seeds.
Pour into bowl and top with desired toppings. Here I used more chia seeds (because duh), unsweetened shredded coconut, and strawberries.
The flavor reminds me of green tea ice cream.
I hope this recipe sparked inspiration for you, give it a try and let me know how you like it in the comments below!
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Much love to you on this beautiful morning,