Vibrant matcha powder gives this chia seed pudding recipe a lovely emerald hue and also infuses it with a healthy dose of antioxidants. Ready to go green? The foolproof instructions don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment and take just minutes to complete. (Though you’ll need to let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the pudding thickens and achieves a creamy texture, we promise it’s worth the wait!) With 32 grams of fiber from heart-healthy chia seeds, this energizing breakfast (or snack) bowl will keep you fueled for whatever the day brings.
Per 1 1/5 cups, without fruit:
- 305 cal
- 20 g fat (2 g sat)
- 52 g carbs
- 15 mg sodium
- 32 g fiber
- 14 g sugar
- 15 g protein
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (recipe here)
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4-1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
Seasonal fruit, for topping
- In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk and chia seeds.
- In a separate small bowl, stir matcha powder with the honey or maple syrup until the matcha doesn’t have any clumps in it. Add the sweetened matcha to the chia seeds and stir well to combine.
- Cover the bowl and let the matcha chia pudding soak at least 3 hours in the refrigerator, but preferably overnight. Add more almond milk or water to thin out the pudding as desired and add more sweetener (syrup or honey) to taste. Top with seasonal fruit and serve.
Originally posted September 2015. Updated April 2016.