Last May I quite coffee.
At the time, it was a heartbreaking realization that my body and coffee did not get along. For a few months I resisted, switching to decaf soy lattes rather than the 4 cups of regular black coffee I was used to drinking, but within 4 months it became apparent that coffee and I were never going to be friends.
It was not easy to let go of coffee. The habit was strong and I loved the taste but more than anything, I needed something to look forward to every morning when my two darling children woke me up way too early.
Then I discovered matcha.
My love for matcha started with a very expensive coffee shop habit of buying a daily matcha soy latte. Within a couple of weeks of realizing this new love for matcha was sticking around, I made the economical decision to buy myself some matcha powder, my favorite matcha latte milk (seriously, this makes all the difference), and a milk frother. Since then, life has been pure bliss.
Now, many months later, I once again have something to look forward to in those early hours before the sun rises.
But you’re not here for a matcha latte recipe (although, I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for one). You’re here for Matcha Chia Pudding!
This recipe takes everything that I love about my matcha lattes (matcha powder + macadamia nut milk), adds a few more superfoods, and turns them into a refreshing and energizing pudding to enjoy for a light breakfast or throughout the day for a pick-me-up snack. This pudding is filled with some of my favorite superfoods such as chia seeds, goji berries, matcha powder, and cacao nibs.
A few of the many benefits of these superfoods include:
- High in protein, fiber, antioxidants
- Improves digestive health
- Boosts energy and metabolism
- Helps build muscles and burn fat
- Promotes good skin, hair, and nail health
- Elevates mood
- and so much more
This Matcha Chia Pudding is a life saver.
Like overnight oats, this Matcha Chia Pudding can be made the night before for a quick grab and go breakfast that is filled with some of the best foods that will help you feel energized and happy all morning long.
So what are you waiting for? Mix up a batch of this Matcha Chia Pudding today!
In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the matcha green tea pudding.
Pour into four 4-ounce mason jars. Securely fasten the lids and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
After 4 hours, the chia pudding will be thick and creamy. Serve with desired toppings or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Prep time is only 10 minutes but the pudding will take another 4 hours to set.
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