I absolutely love this recipe – it’s quick and easy to make plus it’s good for you!
Often I get to a point in the mid-afternoon where I feel a sugar craving coming on where I’ve learnt to go and make myself a cup of tea, usually strong and black, but there are also times where I genuinely feel hungry – bring on the Chia seeds!
Chia is one of those superfoods that lives up to it’s name. It’s nutrient dense, without all the extra calories, plus it’s versatile, requires no cooking and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. Known for its high protein content, it’s also full of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and is high in fiber.
Matcha has been on my radar for some years now. Frankly, I’m obsessed with it. From its claims of longevity, matcha green tea has so many additional benefits. Full of antioxidants, it also curbs the sugar cravings, is stress inducing and metabolism boosting. What’s not to love!?
If you haven’t tried making Chia pudding, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare, plus it’s fun to watch the seeds swell and take on a new structure.
It’s surprising how a small amount of chia can keep you full. This pudding is a great snack if you’re after something that won’t spoil your appetite for dinner.
Matcha Coconut Chia Pudding
A light refreshing snack that will help to curb those afternoon sugar cravings!
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 8 Hours | Easy
- 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds (white or black)
- 2 Cups Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons Matcha Green Tea Powder (unsweetened and without milk)
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of salt
- Cacao Nibs
- Coconut Yogurt
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth. The matcha green tea powder should dissolve when it comes into contact with liquid – refer to the packet to make sure this is the case with yours!
2. Divide the mixture into 4 glasses and cover. Using a mason jar is handy at this point, otherwise any sort of lid will do.
3. Leave overnight in the fridge or until set (usually about 4 hours). The consistency should be thick and creamy.
4. Decorate with your favourite toppings and enjoy chilled.
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