Matcha, green tea, and chia seeds have many known benefits. Get a health boost by eating this delicious low carb matcha green tea chia pudding.
I've been working on eliminating coffee and switching to green tea. Although coffee does have health benefits, I'm cutting back on caffeine and tea does have less of it. I'm hoping to move entirely to decaffeinated tea.
A few years ago, I gave up coffee and only had decaf every now and then because I was pregnant. I was told that it's good to give up caffeine during pregnancy and nursing.
About two years ago, I gradually started drinking regular coffee again when my daughter was starting to wean. It led to an addiction.
The folks at The Republic of Tea contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I was interested in reviewing some of their new Matcha Green Tea blends. Since I've been moving to green tea, I agreed to try them out.
Disclaimer: Although I did receive the tea free, this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.
I received a gorgeous box with four canisters of their new matcha green tea blends: Immunity, Lean Grean, Serenity, and Brain Boost. I also got a sample bag of Raspberry Rose Hibiscus Herb Tea and a sample bag of Get Lost Herb Tea for Weight Control.
These were a welcome sight since I am drinking more tea and very little coffee these days. You can learn more about these new Super Green Tea blends at The Republic of Tea.
I often drink echinacea tea in the winter as it's supposed to boost the immune system. The Immunity blend is a nice blend that includes echinacea as well as elderflower. Both are known for immune support. The added natural orange flavor gives a nice touch.
The Serenity blend adds in lavender which has a calming effect. It's a great tea to sip on when you are just relaxing at home.
On the other hand, the Brain Boost blend is perfect for the office. It has added ginko biloba which has been shown to improve memory with some black current for flavor.
Since most of us on the low carb way of eating have or have had weight issues, I decided to come up with a recipe using the Lean Green tea blend. I already have a recipe for green tea ice cream and any of the tea blends would be perfect for making that recipe.
Chia seeds are very nutrient rich so I made a matcha green tea chia pudding using the Lean Green tea blend. Just one ounce of chia seeds can provide 11 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, 9 grams fat (5 of which are Omega-3s), 18% of the RDA for calcium, 30% of the RDA for manganese, 30% of the RDA for magnesium, and 27% of the RDA for phosphorus.
As you can see, these little seeds are full of nutrition!
Like most chia pudding, this matcha green tea chia pudding is a cinch to make. You want to start with a concentrated brew of your choice of tea bags.
I used the Lean Green blend which adds a wonderful cinnamon maple spice flavor. You can buy Lean Green tea here.
The taste of this matcha green chia pudding was terrific. It has such a great flavor from the amazing spice blend used in the Lean Green tea. I must try this tea blend in the green tea ice cream recipe. The maple flavor really comes out in the pudding.
Sipping tea is so relaxing. I always keep a stash in my desk at work. The Republic of Tea has many great teas to offer. If you are a tea drinker, you should definitely check them out here.
The SuperGreen teas that I tried all have an amazing flavor. These organic teas combine matcha, green tea leaves and herbs into great tasting blends.
If you'd like to try the matcha green tea chia pudding, don't be put off by the total carb count. Although each serving has 17.2g of carbs, most of those are fiber. Not only are chia seeds high in fiber, but they are also a great source of smart fats!
So, keep chia seeds stocked in your low carb pantry. I sometimes pour one tablespoon into plain water or a low carb beverage for an easy nutrition boost.
Low Carb Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding
Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding
- Steep green tea in water for about 3-5 minutes. Remove bags.
- Add sweetener, almond milk, and chia seeds to brewed tea. Stir well.
- Continue to stir every 5 minutes for 15 minutes.
- Divide into serving dishes if desired. Chill until completely set.
Array ( [serving_size] => 124 [calories] => 182 [carbohydrates] => 17.2 [protein] => 8.6 [fat] => 14.9 [saturated_fat] => 0.9 [sodium] => 2 [fiber] => 14.9 )
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