My favorite time to enjoy Green Tea Chia Yogurt is basically anytime of day. For breakfast, dessert, or even as a mid-day pick me up, this nutritious snack is easy to love.
Yogurt seems to come in almost every flavor you can imagine these days, but one flavor that you don’t see much of is green tea! The taste of green tea is mild and refreshing here, a gentle layer of freshness that complements the taste of vanilla.
Tiny black chia seeds are packed with antioxidants, protein and fiber. Suspended in liquid, they taste something like gel covered strawberry seeds. I often throw a handful of these into ice tea for a nutritional boost, but with this yogurt, you can be even more generous. If you haven’t tried them yet, you’re definitely missing out!
If you’re enjoying these for breakfast, use a mix of both unsweetened and lightlysweetened powdered green tea. For a dessert-like treat that’s reminiscent of parfait, exclusively use the lightly sweetened kind.
It’s a good idea to whip this yogurt up the night before you plan on enjoying it. Spoon the mixture into serving glasses or even to-go containers with some fresh fruit or crunchy granola the night before, and breakfast is ready to go!
Makes 4 cups.
|- 2 1/2 cups Greek or Icelandic yogurt, preferably vanilla flavor|
|- 1 1/2 cup coconut milk (1 can)|
|- 1/2 cup chia seeds|
|- 8 packets Yamamotoyama’s Lightly Sweetened Green Tea Powder|
|- 1 tsp vanilla extract|
|- 1/4-1/3 cup milk, optional|
|- fresh fruit, diced or cut into small pieces|
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Let this mixture sit in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the chia seeds to plump up.
2. Just before you plan on enjoying the yogurt, you can mix in some milk to adjust the thickness of the yogurt. The amount you add will depend on the brand of yogurt you use and the thickness you prefer. Mix everything together well.
3. To serve, spoon the yogurt into cups, and garnish with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of granola