This Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe makes a satisfying and nutritious breakfast. It’s a make-ahead treat that can be enjoyed as part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, Atkins, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, or Banting diet.
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Are you looking for an easy grab-and-go low-carb breakfast or snack? This recipe for Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding may just fit the bill. Our pudding combines the creaminess of coconut milk with the texture of chia seeds.
Flaked coconut not only adds a bit of crunch, but also intensifies the coconut flavor. Finally, powdered matcha infuses the pudding with green tea flavor, anti-oxidants and a pop of energy to kick-start your day.
Matcha tea is a finely ground green tea. It’s loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols, catechins, and chlorophyll.1 These antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevents them from causing harm to your body. Neutralizing free radicals protects your body from oxidative stress and certain disorders and inflammation associated with it.2
Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and fiber3 as well as antioxidants.4 . Like matcha, they are also a source of antioxidants. 5 While they do have some carbs, the carbs that they contain are mostly fiber. This makes them an excellent choice for a low carb diet.
Coconut also contains lots of fiber and nutrients. In addition, the fats in coconut are medium chained fatty acids (MCFAs) like caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid. These fats make a great source of energy because they go through a much shorter digestion process than long-chain fatty acids. In addition, they are not readily stored as fats, have antimicrobial and antifungal properties.6
The Inspiration for Our Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe:
This recipe is based on my recipe for Butter Pecan Chia Pudding. I love the convenience of this recipe, but wanted to branch out into other chia pudding flavors. The matcha in my cabinet, sparked my creative fire.
I added in the coconut flakes because I love a variation of textures in my food. The coconut flakes also intensify the coconut flavor.
This recipe comes together in less than five minutes. It’s just a matter of throwing everything in the blender and pressing the button. Be sure to allow enough time to let it set, so the chia seeds absorb the liquid from the coconut milk to create the pudding texture.
I love making this Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe so that I have a quick and easy snack or breakfast whenever I’m in the mood. I usually put it in 1/2 pint canning jars with their own covers. This makes it super easy to pack for a lunch away from home. Enjoy!
Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe
This Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe makes a satisfying and nutritious breakfast. It's a make-ahead treat that can be enjoyed as part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, Atkins, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, or Banting diet.
While at first glance, this recipe seems to be quite high in carbs, almost all of those carbs are fiber. There is actually only 3 net carbs per serving.