Matcha Chia Pudding with fresh berries, matcha, and a hint of vanilla, maple, and coconut - is a super easy, light, and healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert! Chia seed pudding is vegan, gluten free, dairy-free, low carb, keto, with no added sugar.
Chia Seed Pudding
"You'll love this creamy matcha chia pudding! This is a recipe I've been making for years (several times per week). I love it for breakfast but also dessert. If you haven't tried this beautiful green pudding, you are in for a treat. It's light, delicious, AND healthy" 🙂 -Kori
Making berry matcha chia seed pudding is super simple. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or individual serving size container.
Chia seed pudding is high in healthy fats, fiber, and protein which is the exact thing you need to feel full and satisfied for hours.
There are so many variations and ways you can customize this pudding to fit your exact nutritional requirements or dietary needs.
Low Carb Keto Chia Seed Pudding
Berry matcha keto chia pudding is the perfect recipe for keeping you on track.
While the full nutritional value is provided at the end of the recipe card, here are the most important if you're following a low carb keto plan:
5.8 g net carbs | 20.6 g of fat | 6.5 g protein | 316 calories
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What is Matcha?
Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder made by taking the young tea leaves and grinding them into a powder. The powder is bright green and can be used in many recipes.
The most common way to use matcha is to make tea. Mix 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp matcha powder with 12 oz of hot water. Many people drink it straight; others add cream or milk and a little sugar or honey. Adding matcha to smoothies is also delicious!
What are Chia Seeds?
In short, chia seeds are highly nutritious edible seeds that come from the Salvia hispanica plant. Chia seeds are low in calories but high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, iron, calcium, protein, and antioxidants.
Chia seeds are gluten free, sugar-free, low carb, and keto friendly.
Here is a great article that explains all the health benefits of chia seeds. 🙂
How To Serve
Chia pudding will easily work as a breakfast, snack, or dessert. See our variations below for all the different ways you can customize this pudding.
Ingredients and Tools
Here are the ingredients and tools you'll need to make matcha chia seed pudding:
- Unsweetened Coconut milk - You can also use almond milk, or other milk of choice. If you do dairy you could do nonfat or whole milk. Oat milk would also work great.
- Matcha Powder - any favorite green tea matcha powder brand will do. Use according to your tastes. Typically I start with 1/2 teaspoon and add up to 1 teaspoon.
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup - you can use a natural maple syrup, or a sugar free monkfruit based maple flavored syrup like I did. Don't like maple syrup? Use any alternative form of sweetener that you like.
- Vanilla extract - pure vanilla extract always tastes best.
- Berries - use fresh or frozen, any kind of berries mixed, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Small mixing spoon or whisk
- Small bowl or individual size serving containers. Having a lid is helpful! Here are the cute Le Parfait jars I used.
There are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to your chia seed pudding recipe:
- Substitute sweeteners. I used a sugar free monkfruit based maple syrup but you could just as easily use natural maple syrup or honey to sweeten this pudding. You can also use other sugar substitutes as well. Use what you like.
- Use any berries or fruit - use what you have on hand whether they be frozen, fresh, all one type of berry instead of mixed, or you can even use different fruit like diced peaches or banana - depending upon what
- You don't have to use matcha. Even though this recipe is for matcha chia pudding, you can eliminate the matcha altogether and it still tastes great!
- Change up the flavor by adding additional ingredients such as toasted unsweetened coconut, granola, dried berries, and nuts are all great examples.
- Experiment with different types of extracts. Vanilla always makes a perfect base but you could also add a little banana extract and fresh banana, or coconut extract with unsweetened coconut flakes, and so on. Some extracts are quite strong (like almond extract) so always start with 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon and increase from there.
How To Make
Making your own berry matcha chia pudding couldn't be any simpler:
Please see the printable recipe card below for full details.
- Mix coconut milk, chia seeds, and matcha powder until well blended.
- Add sweetener and stir.
- Top with berries cover and refrigerate a minimum of 3 hours but for best consistency, overnight is best.
- If your pudding is too thick. Dilute it with additional coconut milk.
- Adjust sweetener if needed.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to eat. Make this up to 2 days in advance, longer if you don't use fresh berries.
Is Chia Seed Pudding healthy?
Yes! Chia seed pudding is healthy! It makes a fantastic breakfast or snack because its high fiber, protein, and healthy fat content will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb, keto, and no sugar has been added depending upon the ingredients used.
- High in fiber: 9.9 grams
- High in protein: 6.5 grams
- High in healthy fat: 20.6
Are chia seeds keto friendly?
Yes, chia seeds are keto-friendly with 20.6 grams of fat, 5.8 net carbs, and protein 6.5 grams. You can reduce the carbs and sugar content (3.6 g) by lowering or eliminating the berries.
How many carbs in chia seed pudding?
Our berry matcha chia pudding has 15.7 carbs, 9.9 grams of fiber, and only 5.8 net carbs.
- Carbohydrates: 15.7 grams
- Dietary Fiber: 9.9 grams
- Net Carbs: 5.8 grams
Can you make chia pudding with regular milk?
Yes, absolutely. You can make chia pudding with regular milk - nonfat, 2%, whole, even cream can be used. The more fat content, the thicker the pudding will be, so you may need to dilute to get the consistency to your liking.
What is the best chia seed pudding recipe?
Well, we think our Berry Matcha Chia Pudding is the best, of course! 🙂
What is chia pudding made of?
The most basic chia pudding is typically made of chia seeds, a dairy or non-dairy milk or substitute, and sweetener. There are hundreds of variations and ways to customize chia pudding.
More Breakfast Recipes
If you are looking for more easy breakfast recipes, here are a few of my favorite ideas! All but the scrambled eggs can be made ahead of time.
You can also freeze the muffins and frittata if you love to meal prep!
- Coconut Blueberry Muffins (Coconut Flour Muffins)
- Keto Low Carb Smoked Salmon Frittata Recipe
- Strawberry Banana Flaxseed Muffins (Flourless Muffins)
- Easy Scrambled Eggs With Herbs and Cheese
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffins (Gluten Free)
Berry matcha chia pudding makes a super easy and tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert! Made with fresh berries, matcha, and a hint of vanilla, maple, and coconut - this is a super easy, light, and healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert! This chia seed pudding is vegan, dairy-free, low carb, gluten-free, keto, with no added sugar.