Matcha overnight chia with hemp seeds, pistachio’s and cherry’s

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Dairyfree paleo dessert or breakfast

It looks like a lush Christmas dinner dessert. But it is actually ‘just’ an overnight chiapudding. The green you see not only comes from the pistachio’s. But also from matcha powder and hemp seed. Both give a nice tangy flavour that’s just a bit different than your ordinary overnight chia. Topped with pistachio’s. And cherry’s for a full sweetness. Together the bright red from the cherry’s and the green from the matcha and pistachio’s form a luscious colourburst. This dessert is not only glutenfree and dairyfree but paleo proof as well. It is not suited for the elimination stage of AIP because of the nuts and seeds.

Overnight chia

Overnight chia is a wonderful way to make pudding without dairy. Of course coconut milk or cream is always a nice go to as well, but I don’t want all my meals to taste like coconut. And in this dessert the pistachio’s and hemp seeds combine so good with chia seeds! Way better than they would with coconut milk!

How to make chia pudding

Chia seeds form a nicy jelly like layer when put into any kind of fluid. That can be water but also any vegan milk, coffee or juice. Usually you need 3 times the amount of fluid: so 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of fluid.

Pistachio paste

Pistachio paste is to pistachio’s what peanut butter is to peanuts. It is made only from pistachio’s that you process in the foodprocessor. First you chop them into tiny pieces. Than it becomes flour. And if you process even longer the oil comes free from the flour and you get an thick, oily paste. For a nice green colour you can use raw pistachio’s. Removing the brown skin makes it even more green. Therefor you can blanch them and rub them in a clean cloth, just like you would do when making white almonds. Roasted pistachio butter has a deeper flavour that would also taste very rich. but that will never leed to the lush green bowl shown in my picture.

Of course store bought paste will work just fine. But be sure to buy paste with no additives!

Raw honey

Make sure you buy raw honey with no added sugar. Honey that has been heated won’t crystallize. Which seems like a good thing. But honey contains healthy enzymes from the bees and those enzymes will loose their benefits when heated more than 110F or 43C. If you buy honey from a local bee keeper the honey contains pollen from your neigbourhood, which might be beneficial for allergies.

Nice dessert with green overnight chia: matcha, pistachio, hemp seeds and cherry in a bowl

Matcha overnight chia with hemp seeds, pistachio’s and cherry’s: dairyfree paleo dessert or breakfast

ME (Marjolein Eikenboom)
Overnight chiapudding with matcha and hempseed. Topped with cherry's and pistachio's. Perfect to end a fancy dinner with. Or just for breakfast!
Free from dairy, eggs, eggwhites, gluten, grains, legumes, nightshade, nuts, peanuts, pseudograins, soy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Fridge 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course breakfast, dessert
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 236


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 nice glass or bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 fridge


Overnight chia
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 9 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp matcha double if you are used to the flavour
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp pistachio paste
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 pinch Keltic sea salt
  • 75 gr cherry's without pits
  • 25 gr pistachio's


  • Mix the chia seeds with the hemp seeds, the matcha powder and the salt.
  • Mix the honey, pistachio paste and almond milk through the seeds.
  • Put in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Or better yet: overnight.
  • Take out of the fridge and stir. If it has thickened to much, add some almond milk. Spoon into a nice glas or bowl.
  • Slice the cherry's in pieces and put them on top of the pudding. Chop the pistachio's and put the pieces on top of the cherry's.

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