Matcha Chia Pudding
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.
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.
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.
2. Add in almond milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
3. Whisk until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
4. Cover and let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 15 minutes.
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
When stored in the fridge in an airtight container, this pudding will last all week long, about 5-7 days.
I love to top mine off with strawberries, blueberries, coconut or even raspberries.
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.
Other chia recipes you may like:
- espresso chia pudding
- simple vanilla chia pudding
- five minute chia seed jam
- antioxidant banana chia oatmeal
- stovetop banana sweetened oatmeal
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 Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!