Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: April 17, 2024

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Jar of strawberry matcha chia pudding layered beautifully

Inspired by the viral strawberry iced matcha, this little chia pudding version did not disappoint and is the perfect snack to switch up your routine. It’s delicious, refreshing, and creamy, and it takes less than 10 minutes to put together. It also keeps very well, making it perfect for meal prep. This chia pudding is packed with fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3s. The matcha adds a nice energy boost, and each serving offers 11 g of protein. It’s also an excellent way to add some colors to your breakfast and great to enjoy as a base with some granola and chopped fruits or with a side of avocado toast.

I’ve been enjoying mine all week with some added granola and chopped mango, and I’m simply mesmerized by the colors every time I take it out of the fridge!

Top-down view of strawberry matcha chia pudding garnished with fresh strawberries.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Rich in Nutrients: Loaded with omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Energy Boosting: Matcha offers a smoother energy boost compared to coffee due to its L-theanine content. It’s also rich in antioxidants and tastes great if you enjoy green tea flavors. However, it does contain caffeine, so if you’re sensitive, consider having it in the morning to avoid affecting your sleep quality.
  • Easy to Prepare: Simple steps that take less than 10 minutes, no cooking required.
  • Meal-prep: Great for on-the-go mornings and keeps well for up to 4 days.
  • Customizable: Easy to adapt with your favorite toppings or mix-ins.
  • Allergen-friendly: this delicious snack is vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chia Seeds: A great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Matcha: This green tea powder is rich in antioxidants.
  • Soy Milk: Provides a creamy base with added protein. Almond or oat milk are good alternatives but keep in mind that they will lower the protein content.
  • Maple Syrup: Adds natural sweetness; agave syrup is a suitable substitute.
Assorted ingredients for strawberry matcha chia pudding laid out on a white background.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Begin by blending strawberries, vanilla, and soy milk for the strawberry layer. Mix this with chia seeds and yogurt, then refrigerate overnight. Prepare the matcha layer similarly, using matcha powder, soy milk, and maple syrup. The next morning, layer the strawberry and matcha puddings in a glass, adding yogurt and fresh strawberries on top.

Bowls of matcha and strawberry chia pudding mixture next to fresh strawberries
Top view of strawberry chia pudding mix in a glass bowl.
Top view of matcha chia pudding mix in a glass bowl.

Variations and Tips

  • Add protein: Include hemp seeds or a scoop of plant-based protein powder to the blending step for an extra boost of protein.
  • Bulk it up: I intended this as a snack, and it might be a little light on its own for breakfast, depending on your requirements. If you wish to enjoy it for breakfast, I recommend having a larger serving, topping it with granola (try my oil-free homemade granola or soy crisps and adding more chopped fruits and/or a bit of protein powder.
  • Make it fruitier: Mix in other berries like blueberries or raspberries for added flavor and color. Mango is also an amazing topping.
  • Make it extra pink: I was cooking beetroot while making this recipe and added a couple of drops of beetroot juice to the mix. You can’t taste it at all, and it makes the pink more vibrant, but it’s totally optional!
  • Texture twist: For a crunch, sprinkle granola or nuts on top before serving.
  • If you like this recipe, you have to try my Matcha Chia Pudding with Mango, and my Pina Colada Chia Pudding, they’re both so delicious!

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding

  • Nourishing
  • Refreshing
  • Vibrant
  • Convenient
  • Delicious
Hand holding a jar of strawberry matcha chia pudding.
Top-down view of strawberry matcha chia pudding garnished with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding

5 from 3 votes
Refreshing strawberry matcha chia pudding, perfect for a nourishing snack with omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes

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Servings 4

Ingredients

Strawberry Layer

  • 8 strawberries, top removed
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ½ seeds of vanilla bean pod ( or ½ tsp vanilla extract)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 0.25 cup dairy-free yogurt (I used soy)

Matcha Layer

  • 1.5 tsp matcha
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 0.25 cup dairy-free yogurt (I used soy)

Toppings

  • 0.5 cup dairy-free yogurt (I used soy)
  • 12 strawberries, top removed, chopped

Instructions

  • For the strawberry layer, In a small blender, blend the strawberries, vanilla, and soy milk. If your strawberries aren't very ripe, or if you're using frozen, consider adding a bit of maple syrup.
  • Into a lidded container, combine the chia seeds, yogurt, and strawberry mixture. Mix thoroughly and let it set in the refrigerator overnight.
  • For the matcha layer: Blend the matcha, soy milk, and maple syrup in a small blender.
  • Into a lidded container, combine the chia seeds, yogurt, and matcha mixture. Stir thoroughly and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to serve, remove the chia puddings from the refrigerator and stir each well. For a thinner consistency, add a splash of milk and stir.
  • To assemble, layer strawberry chia pudding in a tall glass, add matcha chia pudding, top with yogurt, and garnish with additional strawberries. Enjoy!

Per Serving

Calories 203kcalCarbohydrates 19gProtein 11gFat 10gSodium 51mgFiber 7gVitamin A 71IUVitamin C 36mgCalcium 268mgIron 3mg
COURSE Snack
CUISINE Plant-Based
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FAQ

Can I make this pudding with other types of milk?

Absolutely, feel free to use almond, oat, or any other plant-based milk as a substitute for soy milk.

How long will this pudding last in the fridge?

When stored properly in an airtight container, it can last up to 4 days.

Is this recipe suitable for kids?

Due to its caffeine content, I do not recommend this one for kids.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yes, frozen strawberries work well in this recipe, especially when fresh ones aren’t in season.

What are the best toppings for this pudding?

Fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, or granola make great toppings.

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