{ Recipe } Matcha-Moringa Chia Pudding

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matcha moringa chia pudding

Thick… creamy…

Words that make my little heart sing, and my tummy grumble in anticipation.

Why? Because I’m a texture fanatic. Not that taste is to be overlooked, but texture is my jam.

Think about it…

Avocados… it’s all about the creaminess.
Sticky-rice… it’s all about the chewiness.
Carrot sticks… it’s all about the snappy crunch!

Of course, there are textures I don’t like…

Mushrooms. Though tasty, mushrooms have always felt more like chewing on rubber bands, than anything edible. (Of course, as a veggie, mushrooms are all kinds of beneficial so I’ve found ways around this, and even created a mushroom stroganoff recipe that may knock your socks off. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.)

Anyway, chia is a texture to write home about.

It’s gelatinous and goopy in all kinds of wonderful ways, not to mention its superman talent of replacing eggs in almost every recipe. Magic.

Just, like, off the cuff, here’s what you need to know, heath-wise, and also to sound totally erudite at your next Parisian cocktail party when zey bring up zee graines de chia:

Chia Seeds

  • Filled with fiber
  • Detoxing due to the fact that the “glueyness” extracts toxins
  • Protein
  • Omega 3 and 6
  • Calcium
  • etc.

 

But, see, we’re not done. Chloe and I have this insatiable desire to make healthy foods even healthier, so not only is your chia puddin’ filled with all of the aforementioned, but it’s also packing a matcha-moringa boost. Now… chances are you’ve heard of matcha, so I’ll continue on to our true superstar: Moringa.

Moringa is God’s true perfect food. i.e. It’s the most nutrient dense plant on the planet.

Again, more fodder for your next hipster dinner party conversation:

Moringa Leaf Powder

  • 17x more calcium than yogurt
  • 1.5x more protein than cow (eww)
  • 4x more potassium than a banana
  • 6x more fiber than figs
  • 6x more iron than spinach
  • 4x more magnesium than chocolate
  • 2x more vitamin A than carrots
matcha moringa powder

 

Are you hearing this?

Truthfully, if we all started swallowing bucket-loads of this plant powder, we might live to be 200. Seriously.

Don’t believe me? Dare I say it — the proof is in the pudding.

 

Matcha-Moringa Chia Pudding

Prep time

1 min.

Cook time

0 min.

Total time

11 min.

Ingredients

Serves two, or one hungry person.
(Keep in mind, these measurements are just approximations. I never measure this, so please experiment and see how YOU like it. More seeds = thicker pudding. More maple = sweeter. You get the idea.)

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (We love Ecomil.)
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. Matcha-Moringa (We love Moringa & Co.)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Fruit and granola or berry compote for decoration — use your imagination.
Instructions

See the video!

Otherwise, put all the ingredients (except deco fruits) in a bowl and whisk, whisk, whisk. Wait ten minutes, then come back, stir it some more, and then, pop it in the fridge overnight, or at least four hours so that it gets nice and thick.

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Have you guys heard of moringa? Are you consuming it daily? What about chia seeds? Aren’t they the coolest thing since tapioca? (And waaaaay healthier…)

Leave a comment below and let us know, and don’t forget to tag us #veggiemagnifique on all the social medias when you recreate one of our recipes!

P.S. Here’s another winning recipe of ours, Moringa superfood bars made with roasted almonds. Yummmm.

{Matcha-Moringa powder pic from Moringa & Co.}

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