Oh my matcha! Sorry, I had to say it. But seriously, look at how gorgeous this matcha chia seed pudding with Blood orange is!
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.
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.
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding with Blood Orange
- 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
In a blender, on high, blend coconut milk, matcha, and sweetener untill mixed
In Tuperware or mason jar combine blender mixture with chia seeds
If you have a zester, zest the blood orange peel in with the pudding this will add a delicious layer of flavor
Let sit for about 10 minutes and shake or stir, then allow to sit overnight or at least, 8 hours
Top with sliced Blood Orange and coconut flakes and enjoy