Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mad for Matcha Breakfast Bowls

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I previously tried Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Packets as prepared and felt like I was drinking grass. Sorry, matcha fans. Maybe it’s just me or the type of matcha I tried, but regardless, I was determined to find a new way to enjoy matcha, I added it to a chia breakfast bowl. Loved it this way! But then again, I also cut the recipe from 1 t down to 1/2 t, so I’m sure this had something to do with my new affinity for matcha. (Note the subtle green hue to the bowl versus that vibrant green associated with matcha.) I’m so happy I found cardamom. It adds such a citrusy aspect to recipes and paired so well with the “greenness” of matcha. If I make this again, oranges, grapefruit and pineapple would also be great toppings in addition to the mango. Load up the fruit and take a break from oats, eggs and smoothies for breakfast. This Matcha Chia Breakfast Bowl is both light and filling and just what you need for a healthy morning detox of sorts.

Ingredients (serves 2).

For the Bowl:

  • 1/4 c chia seeds
  • 1½ T unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/8 to 1/4 t cardamom to taste
  • 1 packet Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea (or 1/2 t of matcha powder)
  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk + more depending on consistency
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t agave

Fruit to Top!

  • 1 mango, cubed
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 15-20 blueberries
  • Extra unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions.

  1. In a covered jar or container, mix chia seeds, coconut, cardamom and matcha.
  2. Pour almond milk and vanilla over seeds. Mix well until combined.
    • Make sure almond milk is about 1/4″ above the chia seeds because the seeds will expand over time. This ensures there’s enough liquid to make a pudding-like consistency.
  3. Cover jar and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Divide matcha chia seeds between two bowls and top with fruit.
  5. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Adapted from my Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls and Coffee & CrayonsMatcha Chia Pudding Fruit Bowls.


Nutrition for 1/2 recipe.
275 calories  •  12.8 g fat (33%)  •  52 g carbs (59%)  •  7.8 g protein (9%)  •  16.9 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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