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Matcha Chia Seed Pudding with Blood Orange

Oh my matcha! Sorry, I had to say it. But seriously, look at how gorgeous this matcha chia seed pudding with Blood orange is!

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Before we get started with the Matcha Chia Seed Pudding with Blood Orange let’s talk about what matcha is, shall we? At the end of the day, it is a powdered green tea. The tea leaves are ground until they reach a powdered state. But the magical thing about matcha, is it’s health properties. It is packed with polyphenols, which have anti-oxidizing effects on the body. In layman’s terms, it provides protection from free radicals that cause cancer and disease in the body. If your nerdy like me, I highly recommend reading up on antioxidants and free radicals, it’s super interesting.

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Matcha is very versatile. You can bake with it, put it in smoothies, make lotions, use it as confetti, swap it out with baby powder out as a practical joke, or make Matcha Chia Seed Pudding with Blood Orange. Really, the options are endless.

Today I saw some beautiful blood oranges at the market. There is just something about the dramatic color that draws me to them, probably because I am equally dramatic. So I threw them in the bag. I got home, saw I had some matcha and inspiration hit. Obviously it was Matcha Chia Seed pudding with Blood Orange time! Green tea pairs beautifully with citrus and chia pudding is a great way to put an end to my always nudgy sweet tooth.

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Matcha Chia Seed Pudding with Blood Orange

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup, Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup, Coconut Milk (You can really use any type of liquid here)
  • 1 tsp, Honey/Stevia
  • 1-2 tsp, Culinary Grade Matcha (Amount depends on how strong you would like it)
  • 1 Blood Orange, peel removed and sliced horizontally
  • 1-2 tbsp, Coconut Flakes

Instructions

1

In a blender, on high, blend coconut milk, matcha, and sweetener untill mixed

2

In Tuperware or mason jar combine blender mixture with chia seeds

3

If you have a zester, zest the blood orange peel in with the pudding this will add a delicious layer of flavor

4

Let sit for about 10 minutes and shake or stir, then allow to sit overnight or at least, 8 hours

5

Top with sliced Blood Orange and coconut flakes and enjoy

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