Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

After a morning of Body Combat, coffee with my mum, a relaxing facial and grocery shopping, I decided to make a yummy Saturday treat. Behold, my matcha chia seed pudding!

Not only are these tiny seeds a fantastic source of omega 3, they are very versatile and can be used in so many dishes. Chia seed pudding is my go-to sweet delight. Quick and simple to make, with so many flavour combos! Matcha is a basically a powder of concentrated green tea leaves. It has a distinct flavour and isn’t for everyone but I am absolutely obsessed with it. Matcha powder can be expensive but I managed to buy a few packets when I was in Thailand. You can find it in most health food shops or Asian supermarkets. Make sure to find one that isn’t mixed with sugar or other unnecessary ingredients.

chia seed 2

The fruit took centre stage in this shot!

 

You will need :

-1/2 cup of chia seeds (I used a black and white mix but any will do)

-1 cup of plant based milk

-2 tsp of matcha powder

-1 tsp of stevia or an alternate sweetener

-1/2 punnet of strawberries

-1/2 an apple

chia seed 1

Method: 

  1. Mix the chia seeds, matcha and stevia together with a spoon. Pour in the milk and stir until everything is mixed together.
  2.  Set in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the pudding again. If it is too thick, then add more milk. If it is too runny, then add more chia seeds. Leave in the fridge for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you could prepare this the night before and have it for brekkie the next morning.
  4. Slice strawberries in half length ways and cut the apple into thin slices.
  5. Arrange the chia pudding which ever way you like. I like to create layers with the chia seed mix and the fruit. You can make it simple or be as creative and insta worthy as you like.
  6. Find a sunny spot, lay back and enjoy this healthy treat.
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