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Skinny Matcha Pudding

Skinny Matcha Mint Chia Powder Pudding is a easy dessert, made with healthy ingredients--that can even help with losing weight.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 198kcal
Author Elizabeth Shah • Healthy Midwestern Girl

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain non-dairy milk (use sweetened/vanilla for a sweeter pudding)
  • 5 Medjool dates pitted and chopped (use 1-2 more dates for a sweeter pudding-see notes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves chopped, loosely packed
  • 1/3 cup chia powder (ground chia seeds-see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon matcha tea powder (Japanese-see notes)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Optional Topping

  • 1 dollop sweetened almond ricotta
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh mint

Instructions

  • Add non-dairy milk, dates, mint leaves, chia powder, matcha powder and salt to a Vitamix or other high speed blender, and process until smooth (when you can no longer see pieces of mint leaves or dates).
  • Pour the pudding into a container (or divide into 4 serving dishes), and refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours.

Notes

  • 6-7 dates will give you a sweeter pudding, but will start to turn the color green-brown. Sub 1/4 cup (or more) of maple syrup or another light-colored sweetener if you want to keep the pale green color.
  • You can buy pre-ground chia seeds, or grind up whole seeds right in the blender.
  • Japanese tea has a lower lead content than Chinese tea. See this video for more details. 
  • I like storing my pudding in little mason jars like the ones shown in these pics that I bought at Target