9 Mar 2014

Matcha and Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding




This is my attempt at making something green for St Patrick's day.

Now, I'm not sure what the huge fuss about St Patrick's Day is.  I mean, I'm not Irish. I'm originally from England, and I don't even celebrate St George's Day.

But I think this year I will jump on the St Patrick's Day bandwagon, if only to make some green colored food.




And I have also only recently jumped on the chia seed pudding bandwagon. I know it's not for everyone, but I love them! It's so easy to make. And the overnight aspect to these puddings = quick and easy breakfast = no more rushing in the morning to get ready!!




I usually top chia seed pudding with some homemade granola  or blueberries, but you can top your pudding with anything you like. I doubt you will be able to find a truly awful combo, because this goes with pretty much everything.

And even though it doesn't look too green in the pictures, I assure you, these are every bit as fit to be part of your St Patrick's day celebration as anything else. Enjoy!





Matcha and Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cups milk
-1 teaspoon matcha powder
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon maple syrup
-1/4 cup chia seeds


Directions:

    1.   In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the chia seeds until fully combined. Mix in the chia seeds and refrigerate. Over the course of the next half hour, whisk the pudding every 10 minutes as it begins to thicken. This prevents the chia seeds from clumping. After the half hour is up, keep refrigerated for 3 hours or overnight. 

26 comments:

  1. Hi Cathleen , this ne dish I have to try , thanks for sharing :)

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  2. What a healthy pudding and sound a good breakfast too.

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  3. Did you just say matcha? I'm all in! I LOVE matcha... I should celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all matcha recipes.s :D This pudding looks delicious!

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  4. Cathleen, what a coincidence! Yesterday evening I was leafing through a food magazine and there was a recipe for chia seed pudding with kiwi fruit. Now, that one was very green, But who cares. I like yours with all that yummy granola!

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  5. I love matcha AND chias! What a lovely pudding to celebrate!

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  6. Hi Cathleen, thanks for visiting my humble blog. Wow, you have a very beautiful blog. I love this dessert of yours, very healthy and easy to prepare too. Cheers :)

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  7. I am very curious about chia and would love to try this pudding. Matcha is a great way to bring green into the picture for St. Patrick's day.

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  8. Love the combination. I can't get into the texture of chia but I think I just need to play around with different flavors and such.

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  9. This is such a delish pudding...I love matcha & this is yumm..Thanks for stopping by..Happily following you...

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  10. I love chia seeds but have never tried them in such a sweet delicious combination :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. The flavour combination is unusual and divine. The granola topping looks very tempting.

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  12. Se ven increìble y saludable tomo todos los dìas semillas de chìa me encanta,saludos y abrazos

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  13. That pudding sounds really cool! St. Patrick's Day is a really hard day to create recipes for.

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  14. Never had chia pudding but this certainly looks interesting!

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  15. Hi Cathleen!
    You don't have to be Irish to jump in on the St. Patrick's Day festivities:) They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, lol...

    I remember the first time someone gave me Chia Seeds, I had no idea what to do with them. Now I have a better idea but I too have a problem with texture. Perhaps I should mix granola in. I should give it a try. Thanks for sharing, Cathleen...

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  16. Hi Cathleen, thank for sharing this healthy pudding, It sure look good. :))

    Best regards.

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  17. Matcha pudding? That's such a great idea :)

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  18. Wow, what a combo! This looks wonderful -- thanks.

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  19. Maybe you need more matcha to make it really green... :) I always forget it's St Patricks day as we don't celebrate it here, until I see all the green stuff pass by... This looks pretty good though and I have a big bag of chia left so will give this a go!

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  20. Cathleen, I'm not familiar with chia seed pudding, but the flavor profiles of the dish piques my interest. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  21. This looks delicious - and if it's green, it's perfect for St Patricks Day!

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  22. I`ve never had chia seed pudding, but I definitely have had something similar! This looks great!

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  23. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  24. Mmmm I have been meaning to make chia seed pudding this week actually! But I want to do it with almond milk - see how it turns out. This looks delicious though :D So glad you stumbled upon my blog so I found my way here! x

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  25. Hi,

    I use this product last couple of month. It is quite good. You may use this product.

    http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Chia-Seeds-1-Pound/dp/B00I14D2UM/

    Thank you.

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