Matcha Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are such a great source of nutrition, and matcha has great benefits as well.

Chia seeds are richest whole food source of Omega-3 (ALA), which is great for vegetarians! Many sources of these fatty acids come from fish, so it is good to focus on finding whole food sources of Omega-3s in your vegetarian diet.

Omega-3 fatty acids, essential nutrients found in foods like fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts, offer numerous health benefits. They play a crucial role in maintaining heart health by reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the risk of heart disease. Omega-3s also support brain function, improving cognitive performance and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, they contribute to mental health by alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. These fatty acids are also beneficial for eye health, supporting vision and reducing the risk of macular degeneration.

This is an easy recipe that you can get the benefits of chia and matcha, plus it is a yummy snack or breakfast.


1/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups milk (regular milk, coconut milk, almond milk – whichever you prefer)
1-2 teaspoons matcha powder
Optional: Vanilla extract
Optional: Sweetener of your choice – the amount will depend on what kind of milk and cocoa powder you use (sweetened or unsweetened).   I recommended sweetening to taste, which you can do even after your pudding is ready.
Optional toppings: Fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, etc


I like to use a glass jar, like a mason / Ball ja to prepare the pudding.

Whisk the milk and matcha powder, then combine all the ingredients (including your optional vanilla extract and sweetener if you choose to include them). 

I don’t measure out the vanilla or sweetener, so add it to taste – plus you can always add more afterwards once you taste test your pudding.

Be sure to mix the ingredients carefully, because I did notice spots where my chia seeds had soaked up the sweetener.

Using a Mason jar works quite well, because I like to shake the ingredients every few minutes or so in the beginning.  Otherwise you will notice the chia seeds clumping up in the bottom of the jar.

Allow to sit for a couple hours or overnight.  It only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients, so you can make it right before bed and it will be ready in the morning. 

If you can remember, mix at intervals every so often just to help break up some of the chunks that can form.

What do you think?

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  • Beth
    June 5, 2024

    This is such a great way to put a healthy spin on pudding. I love the earthiness of the matcha and chia with the sweet creaminess of the rest of the ingredients.

  • LisaLisa
    June 6, 2024

    I haven’t tried chia before, but I’m interested in trying this recipe, I like that it’s a healthy recipe. I wonder if my husband would try this with me.

  • Stephanie
    June 6, 2024

    This matcha chia pudding looks so healthy and delicious. A must try recipe!

  • Richard Lowe
    June 6, 2024

    This is an interesting recipe. Using chia seeds never occurred to me. I’ll try it soon.

  • Catherine Kay
    June 6, 2024

    Yum! Matcha chia pudding sounds like a delicious and healthy treat. I love the idea of combining matcha’s unique flavor with the creaminess of chia pudding. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Hannah Bures
    June 6, 2024

    This was so good! While not a vegetarian, I do strive to eat clean. This was a great option for me.

  • Ebony
    June 7, 2024

    I always thought this would be hard to make, but I just made my first matcha chia pudding and it turned out so good! I can’t wait to make this recipe again!

  • Tameka
    June 7, 2024

    Listen anything with Macha powder is a win for me. Thanks for this

  • Michelle
    June 7, 2024

    This looks so delicious! I start most mornings with a matcha latte, and this would be a nice way to shake things up!