Matcha Chia Pudding Parfait
Indulge in the trendy and healthy Matcha Chia Pudding Parfait—a vibrant and nutrient-packed vegan dessert that takes just 10 minutes to prepare. This parfait combines the earthy flavor of matcha with creamy chia pudding and layers of fresh fruits, creating a delightful and energizing treat.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants, provides a gentle caffeine boost, and contains L-theanine, promoting calmness and focus. Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and minerals, contributing to heart health, digestion, and satiety.
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds
• 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (such as almond or coconut milk)
• 1 teaspoon matcha powder
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar (optional, for sweetness)
• Fresh mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
• Sliced bananas
• Granola or crushed nuts (for topping)
HOW TO MAKE IT
1) In a bowl, combine chia seeds, plant-based milk, matcha powder, and maple syrup or agave nectar (if using). Whisk well to ensure the matcha is fully incorporated.
2) Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then whisk again to prevent clumping. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight, allowing the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and form a pudding-like consistency.
3) Once the chia pudding has set, assemble the parfait by layering the matcha chia pudding, fresh mixed berries, sliced bananas, and repeat until you reach desired layers.
4) Top the parfait with granola or crushed nuts for added texture and crunch.
5) Serve the Matcha Chia Pudding Parfait chilled and enjoy the refreshing flavors and health benefits.