All of your healthy favorites in one easy dessert!
You all know that I love my green tea. I also adore my chia pudding. Why not put them together? It’s a match made in heaven!
I added pineapple and coconut because it’s easy and delicious, but go ahead and use whatever fruit you’d like. Layer them into parfaits or mix them all together. I made the maple syrup which I used as the sweetener optional, but the matcha (which is simply finely ground green tea powder) is a little bitter and I think the maple syrup offsets it perfectly.
Green Tea Matcha Chia Pudding Parfaits
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 teaspoons 100% maple syrup optional
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon green tea matcha powder
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- pineapple chunks and shredded coconut for topping
Place the first four ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
Pour into a bowl and stir in chia seeds. Mix well and cover with a lid.
It may look watery, but allow it to sit overnight (or at least a few hours) for it to thicken.
After it thickens, arrange in layers for parfait. Enjoy!
The best part of this? It’s so insanely healthy!
Green tea matcha powder is loaded with antioxidants (which fights off the harmful free radicals), vitamins and minerals. Studies show that consuming matcha can strengthen your immune system, boost energy, improve mental clarity (who couldn’t use help with THAT?) along with helping in maintaining heart health.
Chia seeds are packed with the powerful omega-3-fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and protein. Studies show that consuming chia seeds may help lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
I hope you enjoy this! It’s perfect as pre or post-workout meal of even as a treat after dinner. Thanks for stopping by!