I have officially caved and decided to get back to transitioning my family to a healthy lifestyle. It seems like when I became pregnant with my son, the rest of the family decided to adopt my new pregnant habits, which pretty much consisted of eating whatever I wanted in moderation. Well, it’s been 10 months since that this has been going on and I’m over it. Now we’re back to conscious eating, so I wanted to show you how to make an easy Matcha Pudding for breakfast on the go. This recipe is the first in my chia pudding trio that I’ll be sharing. I swear that has been the gift that just keeps on giving.
Over years of self discovery and multiple trial and error at attempting to live a healthier life, I have found that my family is most successful when we meal prep. I will admit that my meal prep game may not be as strong as most, but that’s because I like to be carefree and effortless as possible with my process. In sticking to my less militant way of doing things, I just try to grill a ton of food to pull from the fridge for various dishes throughout the week. Also included in this task, is having easy breakfast options available to get our day started on a good note. That’s where chia pudding comes in.
Chia Pudding is a great breakfast option for those who are on the go, who want something light yet filling, and especially for those who want the bare minimum in preparation. Also if you’re looking for a little boost of energy, then Matcha Chia Pudding is the way to go!
Not too familiar with Matcha or even Chia Pudding for that matter? Don’t fret. I just discovered both about a year and a half ago, so you’re not alone. Plus you have stumbled upon my page, therefore I shall give you an explanation of both. First, lets start with chia pudding, which is made from the chia seed.
Chia Seeds are a super food that has become extremely popular over the years because it’s packed with so many benefits in such a little seed. I first started using chia seeds in my smoothies a few years ago because they have the ability to make you feel full faster because they are hydrophilic. Which means they absorb a lot of water. Chia Seeds are also filled with Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which makes chia pudding a great alternative to oatmeal. Plus it’s packed with just as much fiber. Chia seeds are great for chia pudding (of course), or sprinkling some over a salad or in a smoothie, to name a few. These are just some of the reasons I love chia seeds so much. To learn more about their benefits check out this article about 21 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds by Simply Health.
Next you need to know what Matcha is and how awesome it can be. Just know that matcha is the most potent form of green tea that you can get. It has recently become a health craze like chia seeds, and it really stands up to all the hype. Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants, even more than bagged green tea steeped in water. Matcha also has caffeine in it. It’s a little less than coffee, but enough to give you a good burst of energy without crashing. Matcha is great to put in just about anything, from cookies to drinking it in cocktails.
Mixing matcha into chia pudding is just down right genius in my book. You get to eat something fulfilling that is packed with a ton of health benefits and it makes you feel good. I love how this dish because it is so easy to make. Just mix the ingredients in a bowl, let it set, then enjoy. If you love textures in your food then you will appreciate this pudding. I feel that it is a cross between rice pudding and oatmeal, with a hint of boba. This is a light dish with a touch of sweetness, so you can enjoy it for breakfast or as a dessert. I used agave for the sweetener, but you can easily replace it with maple syrup or honey.So, give it a try and tell me what you think. Be sure to make a ton of batches and store in mason jars to for an easy grab and go throughout the week. If you like this recipe then you may enjoy my All Natural Apple Spice Energy Bites.
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
- 1 cup Vanilla Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp Matcha
- 2 tbs Agave
- 1 tsp Vanilla or 1 Vanilla Bean
- Various berries for toppings
- Shredded coconut for toppings
- Pour 1/2 of your coconut milk into a bowl and add matcha
- Mix well
- Add second 1/2 of coconut milk
- Add Agave
- Add Vanilla
- Mix well
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (the longer, the firmer it will be)
- Top with fresh berries and shredded coconut