Simple Matcha Chia Pudding

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It’s no surprise I’m a matcha fan. Matcha is part of my daily ritual (see my matcha latte recipe), and this simple act each morning helps keep me grounded and ready to take on the day. Whether it’s a morning matcha latte or adding matcha to my smoothies or breakfast bowls, I consume it pretty much everyday. You can learn more about the health benefits in my 5 Things You Should Know About Matcha video.

I’ve combined this green goodness with one of my favorites - Chia pudding. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (mentioned as one of the 5 Things I Eat (Almost) Everyday) which help with brain function, memory, and heart health among other things. Chia seeds are also high in soluble fiber so make sure you drink enough water. If your body isn’t used to that much fiber, you might experience some gastrointestinal issues.

I’m all about good fats and protein for my first meal of the day, making this a perfect (and delicious) choice for sustained energy and appetite. This chia pudding is great for breakfast, brunch, or a midday snack.

The recipe below makes about 3 servings so you can store it in the fridge, and eat it throughout the week. Bon appétit!

Simple Matcha Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

Ideas for Toppings: organic fruit, nuts, seeds, and granola!

Instructions:

  1. In a non-metal* bowl, sift matcha and add a splash of warm water (not boiling). Whisk the matcha in a zig-zag motion until smooth. This keeps the matcha from clumping. If you don’t have the traditional bamboo whisk, i.e. chasen, you can quickly blend on high for 20 seconds. *Matcha oxidizes/turns black when it sits in metal for too long, so always mix matcha in a glass or ceramic bowl.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and stir to combine. Let the mixture sit in the fridge overnight or at least for a few hours, so it thickens.

  3. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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