Desserts

Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha Chia Pudding is a great meal prep breakfast idea to make at the start of the week. It's made with simple and wholesome ingredients and comes together in under 5 minutes. Top it off with fresh fruit or berries for a complete meal.
matcha chia seed pudding with strawberries in a clear glass.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This Matcha Chia Pudding is healthy and full of omega-3’s.
  • It’s quick and easy to make and takes less than five minutes.
  • It’s a perfect meal prep breakfast idea for the entire week.
  • Matcha chia pudding is made with only 5 ingredients.
  • Chia pudding is a healthy and filling snack or breakfast.
  • This recipe is low sugar and low carb.
  • Matcha is a great source of antioxidants and tastes amazing.
  • Chia pudding is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, plant-based and dairy-free.
  • Try my classic chia pudding or my espresso chia pudding recipe.
a big bowl of green chia pudding with a spoon showing the texture.

What is matcha?

Matcha is a beautiful, vibrant green tea powder that is made from finely ground green tea leaves. The powder is traditionally mixed with water and then added to your favorite milk for a matcha latte. It contains antioxidants that can help you stay energized throughout the day.

What are the benefits of chia seeds?

  • Chia seeds are high in protein and fiber which is great for digestion.
  • They can help manage blood sugar levels.
  • Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids which is great for heart health.
  • They’re great for energy levels and can help you power through a workout.
  • They are are high in antioxidants.
all the ingredients you need to make matcha pudding, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, matcha, vanilla extract.

Ingredients and Substitutions

This matcha chia seed pudding only requires five simple ingredients. You technically only needs three, but I love to add in vanilla and a little bit of sweetener.

You can use black chia seeds or white chia seeds. I usually get a package at Trader Joe’s or from Mamma Chia online.

I use almond milk for this liquid portion in this recipe. You can use any type of nut or seed milk for a non-dairy/vegan recipe. If you aren’t vegan, you can use regular milk as well.

matcha powder is essential for this matcha chia seed pudding recipe.

vanilla extract adds a bit of sweetness that I encourage you to add. If you don’t have this ingredient, you can skip it.

I love adding in a little bit of sweetener like maple syrup. You can also use honey, agave, or date syrup. You may also omit the sweetener.

How to make

This healthy chia pudding is incredibly easy to make and takes less than five minutes to put together. This longest part is letting them sit in the fridge for a minimum of 15 minutes.

1. Mix together chia seeds and matcha powder.

matcha powder and chia seeds in a bowl mixed together.

2. Add in almond milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup.

almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract added to the chia seeds and matcha.

3. Whisk until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

all the ingredients mixed together sitting in a bowl in the sunlight.

4. Cover and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 15 minutes.

the texture of the chia seeds after it's been refrigerated.

Tips and Tricks

  • Combine matcha powder and chia seeds first to avoid any clumps. Use a wooden matcha whisk for best results, or sift the powder into the chia seeds.
  • Add in almond milk and liquids last to avoid chia seeds sticking together. Whisk really well for 1-2 minutes, scraping the sides as needed.
  • Use a wider, deep bowl rather than a smaller one to avoid the chia seeds sticking together.
  • If your pudding is lumpy in the end, simply take a spoon and break up the lumps.
  • Adjust the ratio of liquid to chia seeds depending on your preferred consistency. I like mine to be in the middle of runny-thick.

Frequently asked questions

How long does this chia pudding last?

When stored in the fridge in an airtight container, this pudding will last all week long, about 5-7 days.

What can I eat this pudding with?

I love to top mine off with strawberries, blueberries, coconut or even raspberries.

What does matcha taste like?

Matcha is a bit on the earthy side, but it’s not overpowering in my opinion. When made with a little bit of sweetener it tastes amazing.

the end result of the chia seed pudding in a glass with strawberries.

Other chia recipes you may like:

If you make this matcha chia pudding recipe, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha Chia Pudding is a great meal prep breakfast idea that's made with simple and wholesome ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes.
5 based on 1 reviews
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
15 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Chia Pudding

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 + 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup, agave, honey or date syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Toppings
  • Fresh strawberries

Ingredients

Chia Pudding

  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 + 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 4 tsp maple syrup, agave, honey or date syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Toppings
  • Fresh strawberries

Ingredients

Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 4 tsp matcha powder
  • 3 + 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup, agave, honey or date syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Toppings
  • Fresh strawberries

SCALE:

1X

2X

3X

YIELDS:

3 servings

6 servings

9 servings

Directions

  1. Start by mixing together the chia seeds and matcha powder with a whisk until there are little to no clumps left.
  2. Next, add in the almond milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup, whisk for 1-2 minutes or until ingredients are well combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  4. Mix well and top off with your favorite toppings.

Notes

  • chia pudding is best stored in an airtight container and enjoyed within 5-7 days.
  • Combine matcha powder and chia seeds first to avoid any clumps. Use a wooden matcha whisk for best results, or sift the powder into the chia seeds.
  • Use a wider, deep bowl rather than a smaller one to avoid the chia seeds sticking together.
  • If your pudding is lumpy in the end, simply take a spoon and break up the lumps.
  • Adjust the ratio of liquid to chia seeds depending on your preferred consistency. I like mine to be in the middle of runny-thick.

Ready For More?

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are a fresh and delicious recipe that is made...

No Bake Apple Donuts

No Bake Apple Donuts are a quick and healthy snack! This recipe...

Date Energy Balls

These Date Energy Balls are such a great healthy snack to have...

Healthy Banana Pudding

This Healthy Banana Pudding comes together with just a few simple ingredients...

Gluten Free Zucchini Banana Bread

Gluten Free Zucchini Banana Bread is fluffy, soft, moist, and sweet! It's...

Healthy Fruit Dip

This two ingredient Healthy Fruit Dip is dairy free, healthy and comes...

5 based on 1 reviews

Leave A Comment And Rate This Recipe!

Rating:

Such a great idea! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, it turned out so amazing!!