After posting my Raspberry Chia Jam recipe, I fell in love (again) with chia seeds. Something that is so simple and easy to add to your daily routine. I mentioned this already in my last post, but it’s one of the most nutrient dense superfoods. The little seed can absorb up to 12 times its weight in liquid, which makes it perfect to help retain hydration and absorption of nutrients. I’d be lying if I didn’t say chia seeds are pretty impressive.
Well, this leads us to making…CHIA PUDDING. Another extremely simple and easy recipe that only requires two ingredients of liquid and chia seeds. So, I decided to mash up my two favourites together – chia meet matcha; matcha meet chia.
Basically, matcha is ground up green tea leaves. It’s a better version of its younger self of steeped green tea since you are consuming whole tea leaves for all its benefits. This fine powder contains HIGH concentrations of L-Theanine. I know – it’s a pretty fancy sounding amino acid, but guess what, it is fancy. It has been praised to effectively calm your mind and body for a better mental clarity and mental alertness. Absolutely perfect for those with hectic lives and anxiety – matcha has been found to help relieve stress levels, lower blood pressure, as well as improve your memory and learning abilities.
So, for those rushed mornings – I just blended chia pudding and matcha for a quick wake me up breakfast to start my day.
Matcha Chia Pudding
This recipe will last in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
What You’ll Need:
1 Cup of Nut Milk
1/4-1/3 cup of Hot Water (no more than 80 degrees!)
1/2 tbsp of Matcha Powder
1/4 cup of Chia Seeds
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract (optional)
1 tsp of sweetener of your choice (optional)
Whisk your matcha up with your hot water until it fully dissolves.
Mix your matcha with your milk and pour it into your desired container. (Optional: Add the vanilla extract to your mixture and give it another quick stir.)
Add the chia seeds and stir until well combined. Make sure the chia seeds are all separated and none is stuck in clumps to the sides of your container (even check the bottom!).
Put the lid on your container and pop it in your fridge. Let it set overnight or 4-6 hours in your fridge.
You can enjoy it by itself or serve with your favourite toppings!
love & light,