Matcha green tea is my long-standing favorite, but now I’ve added a new obsession to the mix – Chia Seed pudding! Both matcha and chia seeds have so many health benefits and are full of nutrition.
Benefits of matcha and chia seeds
Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, calcium, protein, and magnesium. All of which are essential for hormonal health. Matcha is a superstar too with its high amount of antioxidants and stress-reducing l-theanine. Combine the two and you have a recipe for success. Like what I did there?
Matcha chia seed pudding is one of my favorite breakfasts. It’s easy to make as part of meal prep and I just store it in small containers to grab and go. Top with cacao nibs and pumpkin seeds, and I have myself a protein-packed, meal that keeps me full.
Great for Cycle Syncing
Did I mention that this is an easy seed cycling recipe? It’s great anytime during your cycle due to the hormone-balancing ingredients, but I especially love to eat it during the follicular phase.
Chia seeds are a suitable replacement for flax if you’re practicing seed cycling. They have similar nutrition profiles. I find that chia seeds have a bit more versatility when it comes to incorporating them into meals and recipes.
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding Recipe:
1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
2 Cups Organic Almond Milk (Any non-dairy milk should work)
1/8 Cup Agave Nectar
1/2 – 1 Teaspoon Matcha Powder
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Optional Toppings: Ground pumpkin seeds (pictured), fruit, nuts, cacao nibs.
Add all ingredients to blender, and blend for about a minute. Pour into bowl or storage container, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
This recipe makes enough for 4 servings. I use these small glass containers to store them in the fridge.