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Vegan Coconut & Matcha Chia Pudding

Clear cups of organic matcha chia pudding are garnished with fresh fruits and freshly picked feverfew flowers. Kiwis, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries adorn the cups of green matcha chia pudding. Matcha is all the rage these daysand for good reason! It's delicious of course, and it's also famous for its healthful properties. Matcha tea contains catechins, a type of phenolic compound that has abundant antioxidant activity. One of the catechins found in matcha, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been found to be an especially powerful antioxidant. The preferred office beverage around Mountain Rose Herbs as of late has been a coconut milk matcha latte with a touch of honey. Matcha shouldn’t be restricted to just tasty drinks, though, as it has quite the culinary versatility as well. 

Our team loves exploring and enjoying matcha in all its many forms, and we've built up quite the recipe bank to prove it! In addition to modern and traditional matcha tea preparations, I’ve had the pleasure of trying Tim’s no-bake matcha cheesecake, as well as Kiley’s matcha ice cream and her matcha shortbread cookies. However, when reviewing our list of edible matcha creations, I noticed a distinctively dessert-centric pattern across the list, so I thought I'd try my hand at bringing this healthy ingredient to the breakfast table (but not in a tea cup!).

While matcha is currently experiencing a boost in popularity, chia seed has long been known as a nutritional powerhouse and demulcent, though not a very flavorful one, making it an ideal carrier for matcha's fresh, bright flavor. Enjoy this stimulating and nutritive light meal for breakfast, and brave the day!


Ingredients are assembled to make matcha chia pudding. Organic coconut flakes, chia seeds, and matcha powder, along with fresh fruits and completed glasses of matcha chia pudding.

Dairy-Free Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe

Makes about 4 cups.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. With a whisk or blender, combine coconut milk, matcha, and maple syrup until smooth (warming milk slightly can help reduce clumping).
  2. Transfer liquid into a 26 oz. pantry jar and stir in the chia seeds, making sure they’re well distributed throughout.
  3. Top pudding with fresh fruit, shredded organic coconut, or organic roasted cacao powder.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

 

Want More Vegan Eats for Breakfast or Snacking?

Try Our Coconut Chai Spice Chia Pudding Recipe!

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Pinterst link to Mountain Rose Herbs featuring completed cups of matcha chia pudding garnished with fresh fruits and flowers.

 


Topics: Culinary, Recipes, Herbalism, Specialty Ingredients

Mason

Written by Mason on June 27, 2019

Mason Hutchison is the founder of HerbRally, a podcast and website that promotes herbalism education and events. He has completed herbalism apprenticeships at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies. Mason is the Events & Outreach Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs. His day-to-day work involves organizing community events such as the Free Herbalism Project, as well as attending herbal conferences throughout the country. He is also co-organizer of one of the longest running herbal events in the US, the Breitenbush Herbal Conference. He has previously volunteered for the Occupy Medical herb team and the Native Plant Society of Oregon –Emerald Chapter. Mason is a proud father, avid basketball and ping pong player, spring water gatherer, and an enthusiast in the art of frugal nutrition.


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