Yeah I’m not really a matcha kind of girl. I recognize the healthy properties but that flavor is just not something I can get over…as a drink. So when presented with a bag full of matcha powder I had to come up with some unique ways to use it up. Guess what? I actually had fun and totally enjoyed my results 🙂
This is my favorite matcha recipe and I’m pretty sure that this is going to have me purchasing a new bag in the very new future.
If you know me then you know I do not have a sweet tooth, so this recipe is, like matcha itself, on the savory side of things with the fresh fruit adding that subtle sweetness.
If you are not a fan of lavender have no fear it can be left out and in fact my first variation of this recipe was made with a simple almond milk pudding. However I happen to believe that lavender and green tea are a match made in heaven!
The product (Dream Matcha) used in this recipe was sent to me for review. All opinions expressed in the review and this recipe are my own and I was not paid.
I was not asked to create a recipe; I just thought it would be fun 🙂
Read my review HERE
Tropical Matcha Parfait | Perfect Breakfast Pudding
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding
For the chia seed pudding place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk for 1 minute. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour mixing once around the half hour mark.
Lavender Almond Cream
Steep lavender in 1/2 cup warm almond milk for 10 minutes. Strain out lavender (or leave in if you like the texture).
Add gluten free cornstarch and sugar to 1/2 cup cold almond milk whisk until cornstarch is dissolved then stir into warm lavender milk.
Cook on medium low, stirring constantly, for 3-5 minutes or until thick and creamy. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until cool.
Putting it all Together!
Cut up mango and papaya into small chunks (I like to add a squeeze of lemon to my papaya but it's not necessary). Feel free to add in any other fruit you like.
In a parfait glass layer fruit, matcha chia pudding and lavender almond cream. Keep layering until glass is full. Decorate the top as desired.
If you like things on the sweeter side drizzle top with a bit of honey.
Light on sugar, this makes a perfect breakfast. If making the night before I suggest layering right before serving because the acids in the fruit will break down the almond milk pudding.
I have been known to top this with granola for a satisfying crunch!
Check out my review of Dream Matcha Tea