Take your matcha on the go with these vegan-friendly matcha chia pudding popsicles!
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First of all, hello friends!! It’s been a while. Before we get to the matcha chia pudding popsicles, I want to quickly catch you up on what’s been going on in my world.
I apologize for my absence over the last couple months. I’ve been a little all over the place (literally) with traveling, visitors, and moving—oh my! It’s been a lovely whirlwind of good friends, family, and new beginnings, but a girl needs to sleep, ya feel??
Although I had every intention of keeping up with my blog posts and Instagram feed along the way, my body was telling me otherwise. I started to feel anxious during things that I usually enjoy, like creating recipes, styling photoshoots, and engaging on Instagram. I felt panicked to stay on track while still having time to visit, pack, move, and work. I was struggling to stay present during the free time I did have because I was preoccupied with thoughts about what post was next or when I was going to find time to shoot or oh shit, I haven’t commented on anyone’s Instagram in five days. RIP.
The reason I’m telling you all this is because if you can relate, I want you to know it’s okay to be gentle with yourself sometimes. Listen to your intuition. If something is not feeling good, it’s okay to take a step back and breathe. Take care of yourself first and allow yourself time to gain back momentum as you find inspiration. Yeah, you might lose a few followers or miss out on a trending hashtag, but the peace of mind you’ll gain will be much more rewarding in the end.
Thank you for baring with me through this adjustment period. I’m more excited than ever to cook, create, and share more valuable content with you guys!
So, let’s get to the popsicles, shall we?
These vegan-friendly matcha chia pudding popsicles were a hit on Instagram this summer and I’ve been meaning to share the recipe on here for easier reference.
They’re cool, creamy, slightly sweet and packed with antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. I threw a pinch of cinnamon in there because I like to spice it up, but it’s your call. You could also use other spices like nutmeg or fresh herbs like mint or basil.
I like to use Sun Potion ceremonial grade White Dragon Matcha for these popsicles because it’s ground super fine and mixes into the coconut milk really easily. Plus, it’s b-e-a-u-tiful—the most vibrant green matcha I’ve ever seen! Ceremonial-grade matcha is the highest quality you can find and the color is a good indicator.
I find it slightly sweeter than culinary-grade matcha, so I didn’t add very much sweetener to the popsicles. But, if you’re using a culinary-grade matcha, you may want to add a little more depending on your preference. I love the texture of the chia seeds, it’s almost like tapioca. If you’re into that, don’t forget to check out my Green tea chia pudding, as well!
VEGAN-FRIENDLY MATCHA CHIA PUDDING POPSICLES
- 1-13.5 oz can coconut milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Sun Potion White Dragon Matcha
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Add chia seeds to a medium sized mixing bowl and set aside. Add all remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour in bowl and whisk with chia seeds until well combined, breaking up any clumps. Let sit for 30 mins, whisking every 10 mins to break up clumps.
Transfer mixture to something with a spout and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 30 mins, insert popsicle sticks into center, then pop back into the freezer overnight. To unthaw, run container under faucet til popsicles start to loosen.