BFF Matcha Latte Chia Pudding

“2 superfoods in one dish, and you’re telling me it tastes like a latte?” you may say, astounded.

From my very first sip of a matcha green tea latte, I was in love. From my very first glance at the nutrition info of said latte, I was shocked and heartbroken. So imagine my shock when, years later, I combine chia seeds with matcha powder while casually whipping up a batch of chia pudding, only to take a little taste test and find that same flavour, falling in love all over again.

This matcha chia pudding tastes like sipping on a matcha latte, only it is full of healthy fats and fibre. It is the perfect breakfast, and a satisfying afternoon snack. It is almost too good to be true.

This batch makes 4 servings that fit nicely into small mason jars to take on the go, but sometimes it’s also nice to store it in a big container to whip up a big chia bowl topped with fruit and nuts. The choice is yours, but either way if you love matcha lattes, we’re sure you’ll love this filling superfood pudding.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup or honey
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2.5 cups unsweetened nut milk

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Blending it up for that smooth, dreamy latte feel. 
Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. (Alternatively, you could mix ingredients together with a whisk but the pudding will not come out as smooth).
  2. Divide mixture in 4 small mason jars, or place in a sealed container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!

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Perfect for storing, portioning, and stashing in your bag. 
Nutrition* (for 1/4 of recipe): 156 calories, 7.1 g fat (0.6 g saturated, 4.3 g polyunsaturated, 1.2 g monounsaturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 103.1 mg sodium, 169.9 mg potassium, 20.4 g carbs, 9.1 g fibre, 4.5 g protein, 58.8% vitamin A, 15.1% vitamin C, 43.7% calcium, 7.5% iron.

*calculated using unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Chia Seed “Eggs”

Out of eggs? Vegan? Need to do some baking? Have some chia seeds handy?

Then this one is for you!

Chia seed egg substitute is easy to make and works like a charm in baking, with less of that weird taste of flax seed egg substitute.

Is there anything the chia seed can’t do?

All you need for 1 egg substitution is:

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsps water

Multiply this recipe by the number of eggs you will need.

To make:

Grind up chia seeds. I usually use my coffee grinder for this. Place in a small container, mix in water, and let sit in your fridge for 10 minutes. Viola! Ready to use chia egg substitute.

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If not now, when will you make your chia seed eggs?

 

BFF Mocha Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is all the rage these days. For breakfast, we like a little kick in ours, so we’ve created this delectable new BFF mocha version of the classic chia seed pudding. Set in mason jars, this makes the perfect breakfast or snack on-the-go. It’s also super quick to prep the night before. Double the recipe if you eat them as quickly as we do!

This pudding isn’t super sweet so if you have a sweet tooth you may want to add more sweetener of your choice for a dessert you’ll enjoy.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup coffee
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or agave or honey)
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 8oz mason jars for refrigeration
  • Berries for topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients (except mason jars and berries) in a bowl and whisk together, ensuring none of the cocoa powder is in clumps.
  2. Use a spatula to pour into 2 8 oz mason jars, scraping sides of bowl.
  3. Seal jars and refrigerate for 5 hours or more. When the pudding is a jelly-like consistency, you’ll know it’s ready!
  4. Top with berries, grab a spoon, and dig in to enjoy!

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Nutrition: 259 calories, 11.4 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 93.8 mg sodium, 166.9 mg potassium, 36.5 g carbs, 12.5 fibre, 20.0 g sugar, 6.6 g protein, 5% vitamin A, 43.2% calcium, 21.1%