Matcha chia pudding

Matcha chia pudding

Chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse! Packed with omega 3 fats, protein, fibre and energy, they are one of the best ways to start your day. Matcha powder is a tonic made from green tea leaves and is super high in antioxidants, plus if you are a green tea lover, it tastes incredible! This recipe combines the nutrition power of chia seeds with the flavour of matcha to make a delicious nutritious breakfast which can be prepped in advance and eaten on the go. It is also low carb, grain-free and gluten-free for those looking for a plant-based breakfast option that suits some of these unique dietary needs. Enjoy!

Serves 1


  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 sachet caramel suki sweetner or 2 tsp xylitol/ stevia
  • 1 tsp red espresso® Matcha Latte Mix
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or natural coconut water 

For topping

  • 100g fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut shavings
  • ½ mango OR 3 slices pineapple, diced


In a bowl, mix your chia seeds with your almond milk/coconut water, sweetner and Matcha Latte Mix powder and leave to soak for 40 minutes or until the chia seeds reach a pudding consistency. You can do this the night before or for the week in advance to save time.

Top with your dried coconut shavings and fresh fruit and serve.

If you are on calorie-controlled meal plans

1 recipe  =

  • 1 nuts/ seeds serving
  • 1 fat serving
  • 2 fruit servings
  • 1 non-dairy milk serving (if using almond milk)

This recipe has been developed by The Green Dietician

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Kirsty Reid

Kirsty, Monique’s sister, joined red espresso® in 2008 after years of graphic design and art direction on glossy magazines. In addition to being an incredible design talent who has had a fundamental impact on our brand’s look and feel, she has also championed our e-Commerce and Customer Service departments alongside Monique. This has made her a very familiar face to our many customers who have come to know and enjoy their time with her over the years! Kirsty also teaches yoga and volunteers part-time at the Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary in Paarl.