Coconut and Matcha Chia Seed Pudding
For this intro we’d like to concentrate on the health benefits of the pudding ingredients, we’re sure it will give you lots to cheer about. Speaking of chia, the USDA nutrients database states that chia seeds contain an exceptionally high amount of alpha-linolenic acid which belong to a group of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. The latter have a range of pronounced positive effects on the cardio-vascular system and general brain health. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for infant growth and at the other end of the spectrum they substantially reduce the risk of dementia in elderly people. As you can see there are many benefits to consuming chia seeds which would explain why it was supposed to be one of the staple foods in the ancient Aztec diet.
Another key ingredient in our recipe is the matcha, which is a powder of the specially grown Japanese green tea and is an essential ingredient in the traditional tea ceremony. Matcha lovers state that due to the special drying technology, the tea preserves almost 100% nutrients of the live green Camellia leaf. As a result, matcha has several times more antioxidants than regular green tea. But you must remember that it contains much more caffeine than regular tea, so don’t abuse it if you are predisposed to low blood pressure and tachycardia.
This is only the beginning of the benefits, but it is the end of our intro. We’d go absolutely coconuts if we tried to list every health benefit!
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4 hrs 5 mins
DF, GF, VEG, V
- 40g/1.5oz chia seeds
- 250ml/8.5fl oz coconut water
- 150ml/5fl oz coconut milk
- 20ml/0.75fl oz maple syrup
- 1 tsp. matcha powder
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.
- Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
- Serve chilled and top with nuts, fruit, etc. . . .