This healthy, creamy Matcha Chia Pudding is full of fiber and healthy fats to keep you satisfied all morning! It’s perfect with granola and fresh fruit.
Hi friends!! I feel like I’ve been gone forever, though I was just away for the weekend. But I still missed you guys!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I competed in Miss Louisiana USA, my last pageant ever, this past weekend. I didn’t place, and that was totally okay with me. My goal was to prep in a healthy way without dieting and overexercising (more about this in a post to come) and to be completely myself. I definitely did all of that and couldn’t be prouder!
Here’s what I’m most proud of: unlike most of the girls, I wasn’t drooling over the greasiest, unhealthiest thing I could eat the night after the pageant. I hadn’t restricted anything in my prep. So when I got home, I just got back to doin’ my thang – eating whole, plant foods.
Some people don’t believe me when I say that I crave roasted Brussels sprouts or a simple piece of fruit with almond butter. That’s what my body loves. Sure, a bowl of snickerdoodle ice cream or some chips & salsa is good for the soul every now and then. But once you’ve been eating whole, plant foods for so long, that’s what you really want.
The point is that the more plants you eat, the more plants you crave. I crave allllll the plants.
I did crave two particular foods when I got back from the pageant: a banana peanut butter sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread (which is happening this week🙌🏼) and chia seed pudding. Specific much?
I posted a picture of this matcha chia pudding on Instagram a few weeks ago, and you guys begged for the recipe. Of course I had to oblige!
Matcha green tea powder provides sustained energy instead of a jittery rush like coffee. The healthy fats and fiber in chia seeds will keep you satisfied all morning, or you can make this as a super healthy snack. Top with granola or nuts for some crunch and, of course, some fresh fruit!
Tell me: What is something you’re proud of right now?
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1½ cups non-dairy milk or water (or a combination)
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup, or 3-4 drops pure stevia extract
- 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional toppings: fruit, granola, seeds, nuts
- In a medium bowl, add chia seeds and non-dairy milk. Stir to combine.
- In a small bowl, add matcha powder. Add a little hot water; whisk until smooth. (This prevents the matcha powder from clumping when mixed into the chia pudding).
- Add the matcha mixture and vanilla to the chia seed mixture; stir. Place it in the fridge and let it sit overnight, or at least 2-3 hours.
- Top with fresh fruit, granola and other toppings.
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