This is a great breakfast or snack that you can prepare ahead of time and grab on the run. Chia pudding is super versatile – once you have the base of the chia seeds + nut milk of choice, you can add any sweeteners, fruit & other toppings as you want! I decided to try adding some matcha tea powder to these to give them a new flavor. I love matcha, but don’t drink it often because it has caffeine… and caffeine gives me migraines 🙁 However, I only used 1/2 of a single serve packet per each mason jar, so we will see how it goes!

Matcha has a ton of health benefits: It’s high in antioxidants, has cancer-fighting properties, it has L-Theanine which promotes a calm state of mind, boosts seratonin levels, increases metabolism, and fortifies the immune system. (Source: Here)

I like to refrigerate these overnight so they get to their ultimate gel-like consistency, but a few hours in the fridge should do the trick if you need them sooner. A good rule of thumb for chia pudding is 1:4 ratio of chia seeds and nut milk. I used these half pint mason jars and added ~3 TBSP per jar.

Overnight Matcha Chia Pudding

A tasty breakfast or on-the-go treat! This can be Whole30 compliant if you remove the maple syrup.
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup nut milk (I used unsweetened almond)*
  • 1 tsp 100% pure organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 packet Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea single serve packet, about 1 tsp
  • Dash of cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a half pint mason jar or other storage container with a lid. Shake/stir until combined.
  • Refrigerate overnight (or for at least a few hours), then add whatever toppings you desire 🙂 Here I used grainfree granola, coconut shreds, and raw chunky almond butter. Enjoy!

Notes

*Whole30 compliant brands are The New Barn, MALK, and Califia Farms Unsweetened

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 127mg, Potassium: 162mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 219IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 235mg, Iron: 4mg