Matcha lemon & blueberry chia pud!
Here is a recipe I've been meaning to post for a while but life too over and my brain got busy with other stuff (go check the coaching blog). But anyway, finally i'm here with this little beauty that makes for the perfect summer breakfast or chilled afternoon snack, or maybe even desert though you might not want to eat matcha to close to bedtime since it helps create an an energising zing!
You may remember I have previously tried out a few matcha recipes here. For someone who is not a typical green tea lover (I find it too bitter and tastes like straw if i'm honest, ha) I actually really enjoy matcha and this time was no exception, matcha it is a much milder, purer, smoother in flavour and the best bit is the fact it is the whole leaf ground into a powder and is packed full of antioxidants.
I was generously gifted a sample of this lovely matcha powder from OMG Teas to get creative and share with you. This was also in collaboration with Thrive Magazine who, as you may know, I have the privileged to write for.
OMG Teas have also provided a few links to get you started with using matcha powder, here are some FAQs and a link to how to make the perfect classic matcha. There is also a reader discount at the bottom of this post.
I also created a super simple banana matcha shake that I shared on Instagram a while back, matcha and banana is another beautiful combo, gives a sweetness to the matcha whilst not being overpowering.
A classic way to consume matcha is as a latte, but I fancied something different with this little pud, getting a boost of chia for a super charged breakfast pot! Prep ahead and chill overnight for a breakfast ready to go. I really loved the combo of lemon and blueberry which complemented the matcha and made the flavours pop!
Recipe: Matcha lemon blueberry chia pud
- 1 cup nondairy milk of choice
- ½ tsp matcha powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder/paste
- 1 tsp agave (or other syrup to taste)
- 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- Topping - a handful blueberries and a sprinkling of lemon zest
Mix the pudding ingredients together in a small bowl and allow to sit overnight (or a few hours)
Spoon into a serving dish and add the blueberries and lemon zest to serve.
P.s Just for the record... as with every product review, I was gifted the sample BUT all thoughts, words and creativity is entirely my own :-)
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