How was your weekend? I went up to my high school for our five year reunion–what a blast! It was so great to see old friends and catch up on how the past five years have been. I went to a boarding school, so we all got to spend the night in the dorms on Saturday night. Let me tell you, I missed my peeps, but I did not miss those twin XL beds. It was seriously so much fun!
I wasn’t sure what type of food they would have at the reunion, so I made myself a delicious superfood chia pudding with matcha and goji berries. This chia pudding will give you energy for hours–it powered me through the four hour drive I had.
A big benefit of chia pudding is that you can make it anytime between the night before up to 5 minutes before you want to eat it. It stores really well in the fridge. Another tip I’ve learned? Mix all of the dry ingredients in bulk beforehand and just measure out what you need, mix with almond milk, and you are good to go! The dry ingredients will last for months, especially in the fridge.
You’ll really like this chia pudding, and it is great for you. The matcha powder gives a nice energy boost and the goji berries are full of antioxidants. The chia seeds are full of healthy fat and fiber, and the coconut flakes add a nice crunch.
The ingredients are simple, and great for you. I use Rishi’s everyday matcha powder for this recipe, which is one grade lower than ceremonial and perfect for cooking with. You can also use it for making matcha lattes and the flavor is still great–I like to mix my match latte routine up with this matcha. Another thing I am excited about is the maple syrup! One of my coworker’s sister runs a maple syrup farm in Vermont, called Republic of Vermont. I recently ordered a half gallon from them and it is delicious! I’m delighted to support a growing farm, and highly recommend their syrup! Can’t wait to make a batch of vegan pancakes and top with this flavorful syrup. Last note about the ingredients–I use my homemade almond milk, but you can use any milk you’d like.
- Organic Chia Seeds
- Organic Goji Berries
- Maple Syrup
- Organic Vanilla
- Matcha Powder
- Coconut Flakes
- Almond Milk
- 3 Tb organic chia seeds
- 3 Tb organic goji berries
- 1 Tb maple syrup
- 1 ts vanilla
- 1/2 ts matcha powder
- 1 Tb coconut flakes (optional)
- 1 c almond milk
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
- Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes or overnight, until the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid.
- Top with coconut flakes and enjoy!