Matcha Chia Pudding

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For the last six months I’ve been on a matcha kick.  I love this stuff!!  I buy the powder and make my own matcha almond milk lattes when I have the time.  Which in reality is maybe once a week.  It’s the perfect treat for myself!  I’m not a coffee drinker so I typically drink yerba mate, puerh, chai, or matcha.  Living in Boulder most coffee shops offer matcha or local chai and 9 times out of 10 I am able to get my drink unsweetened!  I love having the option to get a non-coffee drink without all the sugar!  Don’t hesitate to ask you local coffee shop, I didn’t learn this until a few weeks ago that most places carry unsweetened chai.  A total game changer!

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Anyway, It’s been awhile since I’ve made any sort of chia pudding but it’s been on my mind.  And what better way to spice up a batch of chia pudding than with matcha powder!  So simple of an idea and so delicious!  I may have to make a batch of chai chia pudding next!  Check out my little helper.. he was patiently waiting to dig out the blueberries.

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Matcha Chia Pudding

Yield: 4 servings

Matcha Chia Pudding

Here is a nutritious snack or dessert to add to your meal plan! Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. They are a nutrient dense seed with plenty of fiber, a decent amount of protein, and low carbohydrates. Add some matcha powder and you are guaranteed a healthy energy boost!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 6 vanilla creme stevia drops (I like Sweet Drops)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a quart mason jar.
  2. Cover and shake well. Place in refrigerator and shake every so often for a few hours.
  3. Serve after the chia seeds have ‘set’ at least 6 hours in the fridge.
  4. Top with fresh fruit, dried coconut flakes, and/or more nuts. I chose fresh blueberries.

Notes

If you do not want to use stevia feel free to substitute a tablespoon or two of maple syrup.

http://mydailybite.com/matcha-chia-pudding/

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