Matcha isn’t a flavour I’m overly familiar with, although I did eat a fair few matcha flavoured goodies when I was in Japan a few years ago (matcha kit-kats anyone?!), however when a friend of mine started a company selling matcha powder (called Matcha Maiden, what a fab name!) I knew I needed to buy a bag and have a play. I started by adding it to my morning smoothies (yum!) and then got a little more creative with this matcha chia pudding!
If you’re new to matcha like I am then you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Luckily my Matcha Maiden order came with a helpful little card with all the info I needed! In a nutshell, matcha is stone ground green tea leaves (Japanese certified organic in this case) which are full of antioxidants and is believed to improve energy levels, enhance your metabolism and leave you with more focus and concentration, along with a whole host of other benefits.
And now, on to the matcha chia pudding!
- 250g coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk like almond or cashew)
- 1 1/2tsp matcha powder (or up to 3tsp if you’re a fan of a stronger matcha taste)
- 3tbs chia seeds
- 1tbs liquid sweetener like agave or maple syrup (optional)
- Flaked almonds
- Whisk together coconut milk and matcha powder, then stir in the chia seeds and liquid sweetener (if using). Pop in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
- Remove from bowl and blitz in the blender to break down the chia gel and get a fluffier texture.
- Spoon into your bowl, glass or jar and top with berries and flaked almonds
Easy as that! It does take a little preparation but you can mix up enough to last a few days and then just top it with the berries and almonds when you’re ready to eat it. Of course, you can really top it with anything that take your fancy – a dollop of yoghurt, sliced banana, walnuts – the options are pretty well endless!
Have you tried matcha before? I highly recommend giving it a try, especially as a matcha chia pudding!
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merilynDecember 8, 2014 at 7:28 am (8 years ago)
thankyou liz! am not aufay with matcha powder! it sounds really good! and love the packaging!Reply
also your gorgeous, glass of goodness yummy pudding is similar to the one I make! … I change it around add some organic coco powder! … sometimes pineapple whipped into it! … nuts etc. … yes endless possibilities! it’s my breakfast every day!
<3 it and you m:)X
I Spy Plum Pie (admin)December 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm (8 years ago)
Yum, those combinations all sound delish Merilyn! I love cacao powder or blueberries mixed in mine too, but this matcha version was a delicious change!
Lucy @ Bake Play SmileDecember 8, 2014 at 8:47 am (8 years ago)
I’ve seen those Matcha Kit Kats!!! Wow this chia pudding sounds great! I love a matcha chai latte which is lovely. Mmm this would be a super yummy breaky.Reply
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I Spy Plum Pie (admin)December 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm (8 years ago)
Ooh that latte sounds delicious!
Emma @ Emma's Garden GrowsDecember 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm (8 years ago)
Oh my I love this.
You know I still have never tried a chia seed – I think this pudding is just the thing for my first taste.
P.s my meat free link up is my Broad Bean Bruschetta with Cumin and Preserved Lemon: http://emmasgardengrows.com/2014/12/broadbeans/Reply
I Spy Plum Pie (admin)December 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm (8 years ago)
Thanks for joining in Emma!
Lucy @ Bake Play SmileDecember 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm (8 years ago)
Hi Liz, thanks for linking this recipe up. What a great alternative to the traditional sweet desserts for Christmas! Have a great Christmas lovely lady! Thank you so much for supporting our FFF parties this year! xxxReply
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DarrenFebruary 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm (7 years ago)
I’m thinking to make a coconut matcha chia pudding. I think matcha + coconut would be very nice combination too.Reply
I Spy Plum Pie (admin)March 10, 2016 at 6:18 am (7 years ago)
Excellent idea! I have a coconut chia pudding recipe on the blog, next time I make it I’ll have to add some matcha!