Smoothies have slowly become my everyday breakfast, and while I do like them, they’re starting to get a bit old. I LOVE breakfast, but I rarely have time to make something extravagant (hence the smoothie overload). Unfortunately, being bored with my usual options and having lots of work to do means that I’ve gotten in the habit of just grabbing a KIND bar for breakfast every now and then. I like KIND bars, but they just aren’t enough to be a meal replacement. Seriously, I’m just hungry again at 9:45 and them I’m stuck having to wait two hours for it to be acceptable to eat lunch. As you’d expect, I’m almost never successful at this, and I just end up wandering into the office kitchen and eating something unhealthy. So I decided to do some thinking and come up with something new to make that would be just as quick and easy as my typical smoothie.
The result is this matcha chia pudding breakfast bowl. I’ve made chia pudding before, but when it’s plain it ends up feeling pretty meh. Even with a good variety of toppings. Adding the matcha powder, and a little bit of honey to add some sweetness, gives the pudding a really nice flavor. And it pairs well with all kinds of toppings.
I’m getting hungry for another one just typing this, so let’s get straight to the recipe, shall we?
Matcha Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl
Matcha Chia Pudding
1 Cup Almond Mild (or milk of choice)
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 1/2 teaspoons Matcha Powder
1 Scoop Collagen Powder (optional, I added this to mine for extra protein)
Raspberries (blueberries or strawberries would also work great)
- Mix all of the ingredients for the matcha chia pudding together.
- Place in a mason jar or other container and let sit in the fridge overnight.
- Pour into a bowl and have at it with the toppings.
It’s almost too easy right? I want to prepare this in batches and just eat it all week long. Breakfast, afternoon snack, dessert… you name it. It’s that tasty.