If you’re a matcha fanatic, then this is the recipe for you. It bursts with amazing matcha flavor and fills you up at the same time. Every bite has a smooth texture with a slight crunch, making for an enjoyable eating experience. Plus, the vanilla and almond extract give this chia pudding earthy flavors that complement the rich matcha.
It’s important to understand that this is not a cleanse-approved dish. You don’t have to make your own almond milk for this recipe and the addition of matcha means that it contains caffeine. If you have it available to you, purchase high quality matcha because you can taste the difference. Didn’t know that there were various types of matcha? Click here if you want to know more about that.
Chia pudding is an excellent breakfast because it’s filled with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, all of which help you feel full. Because chia pudding requires overnight refrigeration to reach pudding-like texture, you don’t have to spend time preparing food in the morning. It’s a perfect grab and go breakfast, and it’s a fun eating experience. It’s very similar to tapioca, texturally speaking. If you don’t want to enjoy this chia pudding as a breakfast, it’s an excellent midday snack or pre- or post-workout meal option. Tell us when you enjoy it and why after making the recipe.
- 5 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. matcha powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp. raw agave nectar (more to taste)
- 2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract
- 15 drops almond extract
- The easiest way to make chia pudding is to add all of the ingredients to a shaker bottle, like one that you would use for a protein shake.
- The metal ball helps you avoid clumping during the shaking process.
- Add all of the ingredients to the shaker bottle and shake well to combine. Taste and adjust the agave as needed.
- Pour the mixture evenly into two or three jars and refrigerate overnight.
- Enjoy for breakfast the next morning.