Normally I am not a big fan of plain green tea. I find it a bit blant, without any flavour whatsoever. Well, that changes when it comes to matcha powder, which as many of you might know is nothing else but dried green leaves that were turned into a very clear powder. Since I discovered this green tea powder I’ve been obsessed with drinking it in lattes or plain matcha brew. Another one of my obsession is putting it into cookies (check out these Matcha Almond Biscotti) or in breakfast meals.
A few days ago I decided to make a chia pudding with matcha powder. Turns out? Best decision ever! Apart from the green colour that kind of put me off at first, it was very tasty and paired really well with fruit (apple or kiwis). The recipe is very basic and easy and as with all chia puddings, you can make a big batch of it and store it in small jars to have all week or for a few days. I used to take a pudding with me everyday on the train towards the University, which I will be doing quite soon when the second semester begins. Shall we skip into the recipe now?
Ingredients (serves 2 or 3)
1/2 cup chia seeds
3 cups almond milk
2 teaspoons matcha powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
(optional: 1 tablespoon maca powder)
to serve: slices of your favourite fruit and nuts
my personal favourite: slices of apple and crumbled walnuts!
1.In a large bowl pour the chia seeds, almond milk, honey and matcha powder and using a whisker mix everything really well for a few seconds. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then mix again with the whisker. This makes it easier to have a nice texture in the pudding.
2. Cover bowl or transfer into jars and keep in the fridge overnight.
3. Next morning, fill bowls with chia pudding and then top with your favourite fruit and nuts.