This deliciously green Chia Matcha Pudding is made with coconut milk and chia seeds and brightened with lemon juice. It's a healthy dessert recipe that tastes like a decadent treat.

This deliciously green Chia Matcha Pudding is made with coconut milk and chia seeds and brightened with lemon juice. It's a healthy vegan dessert recipe that tastes like a decadent treat. | theendlessmeal.com

Chia Matcha Pudding!

What a hip + trendy + healthy + delicious situation we've got going on here, just in time for everything green St. Patty's Day. It's an Irish/ Japanese love child and it's not making any apologies.

I've been waiting a few weeks to share this recipe with you. The pretty light green felt like the perfect way to transition into the St. Patrick's Day recipes coming up over the next week. While this is definitely more grown up than the more common fluorescent green desserts, you don't have to be an adult to love this one. My little girl gobbled it up, so I'm throwing this in the kid-friendly category.

Originally, this was supposed to be a coconut chia matcha pudding. Read: no lemon. Bad bad idea. Without the lemon, this dessert falls flat. The coconut is almost cloying in its richness, and I love coconut and rich desserts. It also had an overwhelmingly canned coconut milk flavor. Yuck.

Adding lemon to the matcha pudding toned down the richness, got rid of the weird canned coconut flavor, and made the whole thing bright and delicious. Coconut + matcha + lemon = love.

This deliciously green Chia Matcha Pudding is made with coconut milk and chia seeds and brightened with lemon juice. It's a healthy vegan dessert recipe that tastes like a decadent treat. | theendlessmeal.com

I've been obsessed with dreaming up matcha recipes (although you wouldn't know it from the blog) over the past few months. The craze started with an email from Catalin over at the blog Matcha Tea. He reached out to say hi and his blog kept me around with all the pictures of pretty green food. I wanted on that train. 

If you haven't had matcha before, it's basically powdered green tea. It's brightly colored and smells a little like cut grass. If you're using it for color, a little goes a long ways. It's supposed to be high in antioxidants and be super healthy for you, but it's the color that impresses me the most. I like pretty things. 🙂

This deliciously green Chia Matcha Pudding is made with coconut milk and chia seeds and brightened with lemon juice. It's a healthy vegan dessert recipe that tastes like a decadent treat. | theendlessmeal.com
This deliciously green Chia Matcha Pudding is made with coconut milk and chia seeds and brightened with lemon juice. It's a healthy vegan dessert recipe that tastes like a decadent treat. | theendlessmeal.com

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4 jars of chia matcha pudding

Coconut Lemon Chia Matcha Pudding

This deliciously green Chia Matcha Pudding is made with coconut milk and chia seeds and brightened with lemon juice. It's a healthy vegan dessert recipe that tastes like a decadent treat.

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Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can coconut milk, can be light
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • Coconut whipped cream, matcha powder, lemon slices, and chia seeds, to garnish

Instructions 

  • Add the coconut milk, chia seeds, matcha powder, maple syrup, lemon zest, and lemon juice to a medium-sized bowl.
    14 ounce can coconut milk, ¼ cup chia seeds, 2 tablespoons matcha powder, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 lemon
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  • Whisk well then place the bowl into your fridge for 10 minutes.
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  • Whisk once more and then divide the pudding into 4 jars or cups. Let the chia pudding rest for another 10 minutes.
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  • Serve the pudding topped with a little whipped cream, a sprinkle of matcha powder, chia seeds, and a little lemon slice.
    Coconut whipped cream, matcha powder, lemon slices, and chia seeds
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Notes

The chia matcha pudding with keep in your fridge for 3 days.
Serving: 1 serving = ½ cup, Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 103mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 387IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 2mg
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